Protective alcohol genes protect some, not others
African Americans and European-American women with a certain gene combination are protected from alcohol use disorder even if they grew up in difficult environments — something that typically increases risk of alcoholism, according to a new study by researchers from Yale and University of Pennsylvania.
In needle exchange programs, users led the charge against HIV
On the 26th World AIDS Day, as groups across campus and organizations across the world pay tribute to activists who were instrumental in stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Yale researchers who pioneered New Haven’s Needle Exchange Program are celebrating those who made the program possible — the substance users themselves.
Post Harvard donation, Yale CS faculty wait for their share
Last week, Harvard University announced a donation from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, estimated at $60 million, that will increase its computer science faculty by 50 percent. In response to the donation, Yale computer science professors interviewed expressed hope for similar growth in Yale’s faculty.
Tight-knit community, mentoring attract engineering faculty
The recent slew of new engineering hires comprise a nearly 20 percent increase in faculty at the school. They said they value the strong mentoring from senior faculty members, the tight-knit community, one-on-one professor-student interactions and the liberal arts environment at Yale.
With new Congress, NIH funding for Yale up in the air
While federal funding for the NIH has been declining in real dollars since 2003, many at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health argue there is no need for heightened pessimism with the advent of a fiscally conservative majority in the Senate.
Game rivalry leveraged for Ebola relief efforts
The Harvard-Yale Ebola Challenge, a joint initiative between the schools to raise funds for and awareness of Ebola, officially kicked off with the support of Mayor Toni Harp and Dean of the Yale School of Public Health Paul Cleary.
Quality of life compromised in kids with OCD
While researchers have known for some time that adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have a lower quality of life, a recent study has found that children with OCD experience a similar drop in quality of life.
Influenced by others, less at fault
People tend to think that others are less at fault when their actions have been influenced by third-party actors, a new Yale study has found.
Q&A: Tackling Emotions at Facebook
Marc Brackett is currently working as a research consultant with the Facebook Protect and Care team, which strives to create a respectful online atmosphere for Facebook users and decrease online bullying. The News spoke with him about his role in the project.