HIV, heart disease prevention should merge, Lamptey says

April 12, 2011
By 2040, cardiovascular disease will outstrip HIV/AIDS as a leading killer in lower-income countries, Dr. Peter Lamptey said at a talk Monday. Lamptey, president of the public health programs of Family Health International, proposed integrating HIV and cardiovascular disease support and treatment networks in developing countries with the aim of improving patient care and overall »

Researchers find the cause of food poisoning

February 16, 2011
The mystery of how salmonella causes food poisoning is one step closer to being solved. New research from the School of Medicine led by cell biology professor Dr. Jorge Galan, the chair of the section of microbial pathogenesis, has found that one of the infection’s biological mechanisms uses a series of proteins to gain control »

Undergrads discover new fungi, new biofuel?

January 26, 2011
Two Yale undergraduates have discovered two new species of fungi that have the potential to revolutionize the biofuel industry. Led by molecular biophysics and biochemistry professor Scott Strobel, who is also vice president for West Campus planning and program development, Rahul Dalal ’11 and Kyra Jefferson-George ’12 found two new organisms during an expedition to »

Flu loses student interest

November 5, 2010
As swine flu slowly retreats, a less aggressive flu prevention strategy moves into the Yale campus. A new study by researchers at the School of Medicine has found that as the H1N1 pandemic progressed last year, the American public became less inclined to seek preventative measures against the virus. At Yale this year, students may »

Yale researchers tackle Alzheimer’s disease

October 20, 2010
Yale researchers are one step closer to reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Led by Paul Lombroso, professor of neurobiology and psychiatry , an interdepartmental team at the School of Medicine has discovered that removing a certain protein from Alzheimer’s-affected mice can reverse cognitive deficits associated with the disease. The results of the study, published »

Scientists outwit bacteria

October 13, 2010
A team of six Yale scientists have discovered how to manipulate the cell wall of a bacterium, allowing for the addition of small particles to its exterior — essentially tricking the bacteria into becoming a target for the body’s immune system. Led by assistant chemistry professor David Spiegel GRD ’04 MED ’04, the researchers “tricked” »

Yale scientists break ground on Earth’s mantle

October 6, 2010
Yale scientists are breaking ground on the effects of pressure on the crystalline structure of the Earth’s mantle. In a report published in the Sept.24 edition of Science, lead author Lowell Miyagi, a post-doctoral assistant in the Department of Geology and Geophysics,performed experiments in conjunction with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley that were »