Birds spread Lyme Disease

January 13, 2010 • 1113
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have shown that birds have helped spread Lyme disease across North America. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird species that host the black legged tick, the main carrier of Lyme disease. They found that 58.6 percent of »

Study contradicts immune system assumptions

December 2, 2009 • 0
Overactive immune systems — not weakened ones, as conventionally believed — could make the elderly more prone to viral infections, Yale School of Medicine researchers have discovered. The study — from a research team led by Daniel Goldstein, an associate professor of internal medicine and cardiology at the School of Medicine — shows that the »

Shuttles increase service

November 19, 2009 • 4
Yale University Shuttle Services is expanding its routes to accommodate late-night studiers in Bass Library. Within the past year, the Yale Shuttle expanded its nightly dispatch service to accommodate students studying at Bass Library late at night, added the Red Line to serve the Science Park area and the train station, added a bus to »

Briefly: Board of Aldermen approve new Department of Public Safety Communications

November 17, 2009 • 0
The Board of Aldermen approved the reconstruction of the William T. Rowe Public Housing project on Howard Avenue and the creation of a new Department of Public Safety Communications Monday evening. The new Department of Public Safety Communications will restructure the city’s 911 call center so that the city has a centralized 911 program, said »

Conference pushes access to medicine

November 16, 2009 • 0
Students from around the world gathered at the eighth annual Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) conference, held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Yale School of Medicine, to discuss how to distribute medicines to poor countries. While students acknowledged that many institutions have become aware of medical access issues, there are still many »

Study links ADHD to crime

October 28, 2009 • 3
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to commit crimes as adults, a Yale School of Public Health study found Sept. 30. Yale School of Public Health assistant professor Jason Fletcher and University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Barbara Wolfe found that after controlling for race, education and income level, certain types of crime were linked »

NIH awards Yale $7.5M

October 14, 2009 • 0
The National Institutes of Health awarded Yale School of Public Health professor Heping Zhang a $7.5 million grant on Sept. 30 — one of the largest grants that Yale researchers have received so far under the federal government’s $787 billion stimulus package — to study infertility treatments. Zhang’s Data Coordination Center team, which is part »

Neighbors lament dying trees

October 8, 2009 • 2
John Briggs, a custodian at Yale, has lived on Colony Road for about 15 years. And in that time, he has taken a liking to taking care of the neighborhood’s trees, which he calls his “babies.” “Colony Road is one of the last really nice streets in New Haven,” said Briggs, 71. “But now the »

Q&A | SOM solicits school reformer

October 1, 2009 • 0
The city of New Haven tapped Garth Harries ’95 in June to serve as the new assistant superintendent of New Haven Public Schools. Harries, who studied ethics, politics and economics as an undergraduate at Yale, had worked for the past five years as the executive chief portfolio official in New York City schools, where he »

Aldermen move to improve city streets

September 22, 2009 • 0
The Board of Aldermen voted Monday to crack down on the degradation of city streets and properties. At the board meeting yesterday night, aldermen voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the anti-blight and property maintenance ordinances to set higher standards for the appearance of city streets and houses. Ward 15 Alderman Joseph Rodriguez and »

Briefly: Rell elects to cancel license plate program to benefit Long Island Sound

September 14, 2009 • 0
In an effort to help close the state budget deficit, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced the abolishment of the program dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Long Island Sound. This program, which will end Oct. 1, was created by the General Assembly in 1993 to raise public awareness and increase accessibility to the »