Plagiarism still a problem for College

October 31, 2006
Although Academic Integrity Awareness Week comes to a close today, the issue of plagiarism and cheating at Yale is not likely to go away. Administrators and faculty said that Yale is not the victim of a plagiarism epidemic, but that academic honesty remains a subject warranting increased attention. Some administrators said looking at their peer »

Despite prohibition, Eli file-sharing persists

October 25, 2006
Despite the University’s official policy against file-sharing, Yalies frustrated about missing their favorite TV shows are willing to take their chances. Although lawsuits were lodged against students at Harvard and Princeton Universities last year, many Yalies said they think illegal file-sharing remains as prevalent on campus as it has always been. Yale Information Technology Service’s »

Researchers report a lower stellar birth rate

October 4, 2006
For astrophysicists, learning that most star formation occurred when large galaxies were in their infancy would be akin to biologists discovering elephant remains in fossils next to the dinosaurs. But this is precisely what a team of about 25 astronomers, primarily at Yale, the Netherlands’ Leiden University and the University of Chile, discovered. In this »

Forestry reaches out to business

September 27, 2006
Taking its curriculum off Science Hill, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is hitting the corporate world. The School has launched an initiative with the world’s largest risk insurance broker, Marsh, and the nation’s largest nonprofit representing investors and environmental groups, Ceres, to educate corporate leaders about climate change and its consequences, such »

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March 24, 2006
As part of its efforts to reach out to the community, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center has begun hosting a weekly radio broadcast called “Healthline” designed to provide the public with up-to-date cancer information. The program focuses on a specific type of cancer each week and describes the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options »

Fetus sex, maternal asthma linked

February 15, 2006
A recent study published by the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology in the current issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology indicates that for future mothers with asthma, the severity of their condition may be affected by the sex of the fetus. Female fetuses are associated with worse maternal asthma than male »

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February 6, 2006
Susan Busch, a health economist and professor in the Yale School of Public Health, delivered the latest lecture in the Edward Zigler Social Policy Lecture Series Friday on private insurance policies for the coverage of mental illness. Busch’s talk, titled “The Effect of State Parity Laws on Children with Mental Health Care Needs,” presented preliminary »

Study probes bipolar disorder

February 2, 2006
Yale School of Medicine researchers are closer to figuring out the mechanisms working behind bipolar disorder, a condition that affects more than 2 million Americans, according to figures from the National Institute of Mental Health. Preliminary findings will be published in the next issue of Biological Psychiatry by the team led by Yale’s Dr. Hilary »

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January 30, 2006
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A new lecture series this semester will aim to educate both its fellows and the general public about childhood development social policy in the United States, program directors said. Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy will sponsor the series, »

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January 25, 2006
The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale hosted the first lecture Tuesday of “The Way We Work with Life: Issues in Biotechnology,” a new course consisting of 37 lectures that include prominent scientists in a variety of biotech fields. The course, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday evenings, was designed by Albert Kausch, a »

Scientists find bad eye gene

November 2, 2005
Researchers looking at debilitating protein-lipid deposits in the eye may not have to search blindly for a cure much longer. In the future, scientists studying such deposits — which contribute to age-related macular degeneration — may get a little help from a recent breakthrough. Yale researchers, with scientists from several other institutions, published their results »

Genetic mutation is linked to Tourette’s

October 19, 2005
Discovering a genetic mutation is not a typical fantasy, but for Jesse Abelson, a former post-baccalaureate student at Yale, it was — and it recently became a reality that has led to advances in the study of Tourette’s Syndrome. “It is the mutation that geneticists dream about,” Abelson said. Yale researchers, led by Dr. Matthew »