Researchers explore leukemia genetics
The findings of a new Yale study yield the potential to diagnose leukemia more comprehensively, as well as to develop a novel therapeutic treatment.
Christakis studies networks
Nicholas Christakis ’84 has returned to Yale to study networks. After 12 years as a professor at Harvard, Christakis moved to Yale this fall to work with computer science professor, Daniel Spielman ’92, on the new Institute for Network Science — which integrates a range of social, natural and physical sciences to study the way »
Mitochondria, key to obesity
New Yale research on how the brain processes fatty diets may help scientists develop better treatments for obesity.
Initiative preps Yale for climate change
A new initiative from the Yale Climate & Energy Institute will model the effects of climate change over the next century to help the university prepare for the impact of global warming. The effort is a partnership between researchers at Yale, the University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and MIT to understand how climate »
Writer talks behavioral genetics
Science writer David Dobbs explained how behavioral genetics is uncovering the balance between genes and environment in shaping behavior.
Walnut importance studied
New research out of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center shows why walnuts should play a prominent role in our diets.
Study probes age and decision making
Older may mean wiser, but it also means declines in rational decision-making abilities, according to a new study from the Yale School of Medicine.
SOM studies incentives
New research out of the Yale School of Management is the first to find that humans have a poor intuition of how incentives motivate performance.
Shutdown impacts STEM
As the national government enters its fourth day of shutdown and prospects for political compromise remain uncertain, Yale researchers and science administrators fear the effects of a protracted gridlock in Washington. Furloughs at federal organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have severely limited faculty members’ ability to »
Q & A: Cocaine and Development
Linda Mayes, a professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology in the Yale Child Study Center, heads a laboratory researching the ways young children regulate their emotions, especially when placed under stressful or challenging conditions. She conducts research on the impact of economic adversity on children’s developing inhibitory control systems, the impact of substance abuse on maternal behavior, the genetics related to addiction and maternal behavior and adolescent »