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Early life stress permanently affects brain development

November 4, 2014
For the first time, researchers have been able to study in a controlled environment the long term effects of early-life stress on the developing brain.

Physics Olympiad hosts 200 high schoolers

October 20, 2014
On Saturday, 200 high school students from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts descended on Sloane Physics Lab to join in a competition designed to test students’ functional understanding of physics.
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Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s

October 14, 2014
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.

Twitter used to predict future

April 22, 2014
Researchers have for the first time used social networks to predict what hashtags will trend more than a week in advance.

Gene protects developing brain

April 15, 2014
Researchers have found a gene that may be responsible for an individual’s susceptibility to mental disease.
Graffiti artist BiP installed a plaque on Louis Kahn’s building at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Mysterious graffiti artist returns to Yale

April 4, 2014
The graffiti artist known as BiP, left a plaque outside of the Yale Art Gallery’s Kahn Building facing York St on Monday night.

Study probes science of gift-giving

April 1, 2014
New research from the Yale School of Management suggests it’s not the thought that counts.

Contagion beliefs powerful

March 4, 2014
A new Yale study investigated why people would pay exorbitant sums of money for Beyoncé’s boots or Oprah’s overcoat.

Brain structures different in gamblers

February 4, 2014
Researchers discovered for the first time that the brains of gambling addicts may have different structures than those of the rest of the population.

Shadowy street artist leaves Elm City

January 17, 2014
BiP, the artist formerly known as Believe in People — a mysterious figure who secretly transforms New Haven buildings at night — said farewell to the Elm City through a film screening on Jan. 4. BiP gained fame as a street artist by painting murals all across New Haven, including a large mural of Anne »

E-Cigarette use spreading among youths

January 14, 2014
The first-ever study of electronic cigarette use among youths found that smoking is on the rise. The study performed by a team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine discovered that use of e-cigarettes — battery powered devices that heat nicotine cartridges into a vapor which the user can then inhale — doubled in »

Oxytocin normalizes brain activity in autism

December 3, 2013
Administering the “love hormone” oxytocin to children with autism leads to the normalization of the reward and emotion centers in the brain.