Rothman wins Nobel Prize
James Rothman ’71, the chair of the Cell Biology department, has been awarded a 2013 Nobel Prize.
Stressful memories malleable
Memories of stressful events can seem indelible. Recollections of discomfort, behavior and surroundings are recorded with piercingly sharp detail, causing many a sleepless night.
Bird family tree compiled
For the first time, all 9,993 living bird species can roost on one family tree. In a five-year study titled “The global diversity of birds in space and time,” published Oct. 31 in the journal Nature, a research team led by Yale evolutionary biologist Walter Jetz compiled the most complete version of the avian family »
Yale Opera presents Fall Scenes
This weekend, students will be able to sample 10 different opera scenes in just one night. On Friday and Saturday evening, the School of Music’s Yale Opera program will present its annual “Fall Opera Scenes,” the first of three major productions for the 2012-’13 season. Directed by Doris Yarick-Cross, the production will feature students in »
In mice, a treatment for lung cancer
For mice, the Goliath of lung cancer has a vanquisher in the form of a tiny David. In a study published in the November issue of Cancer Research, Yale biology researchers Frank J. Slack and Andrea Kasinski revealed that short strands of microRNA, non-coding RNA inhibiting protein translation, were successful in both preventing and curing »
State post offices face hour reductions
Connecticut residents may not need to worry about rain, snow, sleet or hail disrupting their mail service, but budget cuts could soon affect their post office hours. The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to reduce the operating hours of 60 small Connecticut post offices as part of the “POStPlan” (Post Office Structure Plan), an »
Yale maps “uncharted” genome regions
Scientists from Yale and an international research consortium recently published the discovery of information identifying functional regions of the human genome. Whereas the human genome, sequenced under the worldwide Human Genome Project in 2003, defines the overall structure of human DNA, the new project, titled Encode (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements), investigated how many of the »