Waste oil to provide energy

October 31, 2005
The soybean oil used to make the dining halls’ hash browns at brunch Sunday will also soon be used to power diesel engines on campus. Last week, Yale Recycling began collecting waste oil from the University’s dining halls to supply the Yale Biofuels Project, an effort to create a more eco-friendly campus by running some »

Building designs integrate sustainability

October 26, 2005
Although their facades may be far from green, both the new Chemistry Research Building and the Malone Center are shining examples of green architecture. The University has recently taken a holistic, environmentally conscious approach to new construction projects. Using sustainable, or “green,” architecture, means not only building the structure while protecting the existing site but »

Grant funds cell research, biotechnology efforts

October 20, 2005
Yale scientists are joining forces with mechanical engineering professors, supercomputing specialists and the National Eye Institute after the research group received a $6.5 million grant this week from the National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors. A team including Yale mechanical engineering professor David LaVan was awarded a five-year $6.5 million grant to duplicate nanomedical–at »

Research explores nicotine addiction

September 7, 2005
A University study to be published in the journal Psychopharmacology provides insight into why people may gain weight after they quit smoking. The experiment, led by psychiatry researcher Darlene Brunzell, investigated the effort mice would expend for food by monitoring the number of times they poked their nose into a hole that would eventually trigger »

Support for tsunami victims continues with Links of Love

April 22, 2005
For years, Sri Lankan native and Yale parent Bernadine Anderson has worked to establish early education in the public school system of that country. Little did she imagine that only after the Southeast Asian tsunami in December 2004 that left 30,000 Sri Lankans dead and over 1 million homeless would her latest project find support: »

W. rowing falls short against No. 1 Tigers

April 19, 2005
While the Elis valiantly dueled against Princeton’s Tigers for this year’s Eisenberg Cup on the Housatonic River, triumphing in three out of the five races, they lost the race that mattered most. Yale’s varsity eight boat fell to Princeton’s varsity eight, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, by just over four seconds. The boat’s »

Athletic fields ban dogs, golfers

March 30, 2005
For now, the next Handsome Dan will roam the athletic fields alone, and golfers have been forced to find another driving range. As of March 1, dogs and golfers were disallowed on the grounds of the Yale Athletic Complex. But concern among community members about the adverse affects of the policy change has fostered an »

Scientists find lung cancer clues in worms

March 23, 2005
Scientists have searched from the depths of the rainforests to the minute intricacies of the cell in their quest for cancer treatments, but a team at Yale has found promise in a lowly worm. University researchers have found a family of microRNAs which regulate Ras, a known cancer gene. The finding, published in the March »

Center wins funding for Arkansas school

February 16, 2005
Yale is investing in the educational experience of first-graders in Arkansas, as well as that of undergraduates in New Haven. The Yale Center in Child Development and Social Policy received a $2.9 million grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to fund the School of the 21st Century program in Arkansas. The program’s goal is to »

Study relates marijuana and tobacco use

January 19, 2005
A recent Yale study shows that marijuana use and smoking tobacco lead to similar health problems. University researchers have found that smoking marijuana is correlated with an increased risk of conditions similar to those produced by smoking tobacco and can compound health problems resulting from smoking tobacco. Brent Moore, a professor of psychiatry at the »

Psychiatrists question standards

January 13, 2005
Recent research shows that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may have more in common than previously believed. Ongoing studies by Yale faculty members Dr. Godfrey Pearlson and Dr. Amy Arnsten suggest that current standards for diagnoses are insufficient, as they are derived from a range of symptoms typically associated with both. Currently, psychiatrists use the Diagnostic »

Study provides link between stress levels, mental illness

November 4, 2004
Conventional wisdom that stress can cause a person to forget now has some scientific backing. Researchers, including some from Yale, found a link between stress levels and short-term memory associated with the enzyme protein kinase C. The findings, published in the Oct. 29 issue of Science, could also influence treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. »