University | 10:42 am | March 22, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Yale doctors experiment with stem cells, succeed


A group of pediatric surgeons at the School of Medicine used a four-year-old girl’s bone marrow to repair her heart in what could be the newest advance in the field of regenerative medicine, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The patient, Angela Irizarry, was born with a single pumping chamber in her heart — a »

University | 8:37 pm | March 18, 2012 | By Liliana Varman

Two FES professors given named professorships


Two Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies faculty have been granted named professorships, the environment school announced in a press release on Friday. Xuhui Lee, whose research focuses on the “exchanges of radiation, heat, water, and trace gases between vegetation and the atmosphere,” will become the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology. John Wargo »

University | 1:09 pm | March 15, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Yale researchers find Facebook addicting


Facebook addiction might soon be an official mental disorder. A group of Yale post-doctoral researchers have determined that Facebook acts as an increasingly common and addicting form of stress management, according to an article in the New Haven Register. According to the researchers, Facebook activates the body’s reward circuits and neural pathways in the same »

Sci-Tech | 1:05 pm | February 28, 2012 | By Liliana Varman

Office of Sustainability releases 2011 progress report


Yale is currently on track to meet the goals outlined in its 2010-2013 Sustainability Strategic Plan, according to an annual progress report released Monday by the Office of Sustainability. The report tracks progress made during the 2011 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2011. (Click here to read the report in full.) The University »

University | 10:32 pm | January 23, 2012 | By Dan Stein

TEDxYale releases trailer featuring red body suits


Remember when your dad taught you Morse code? Yeah, neither do we. But Yale’s TEDx program has used the dots and dashes to promote their event on February 4. In a video sent to Yale students today, five red body-suited individuals move and bounce their bodies to a pulsing soundtrack, with interspersed images of soldiers »