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Scientists pinpoint cause of high blood pressure

Yale scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which the body regulates blood pressure. A team of Yale scientists led by Lynn Boyden GRD ’01, an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, and Sterling Professor of Genetics Richard Lifton, conducted a study, published in January in the journal Nature, which found mutations […]


Link found between pneumonia and oral hygiene

Those who don’t brush their teeth regularly may be putting themselves at greater risk of contracting pneumonia. Samit Joshi, a postdoctoral fellow in infectious diseases at the Yale University School of Medicine, presented a study at the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s annual meeting in Boston, claiming that changes in the types of oral bacteria […]


Studies contrast on hospital readmission

A Yale professor has rebutted a recent academic study finding that hospitals that treat more low-income patients tend to have higher readmission rates. Kaiser Health News published a cumulative analysis of 3,119 different hospitals in December 2011, using readmission for congestive heart failure, the most common cause of rehospitilization with 30 days for Medicare patients, […]


Q+A: Backup quarterback John Whitelaw ’14

Seven games into the season, backup quarterback John Whitelaw ’14 learned that Patrick Witt ’12, Yale’s starting quarterback, might miss the Game to attend his Rhodes finalist interview. While Witt officially announced on Sunday that he had withdrawn his application and will be playing in The Game, for two weeks Whitelaw prepared himself mentally for […]

Independent candidates barred from checking votes

On Election Day tomorrow, some of mayoral candidate Jeffrey Kerekes’ supporters might argue that his campaign will face an underlying disadvantage in coordinating the day’s volunteer organization. Last Thursday, New Haven Democratic registrar of voters, Sharon Ferrucci, turned down Kerekes’ request to place his own vote-checkers — campaign staff who provide an assessment throughout the […]


Yalies, local professionals edit college essays

With help from Yale students and local residents, New Haven high school students may have a leg up going into this season’s college admissions cycle. The Coop Center for Creativity (CCC), a local nonprofit organization, drew 18 New Haven high school students to the first-ever “College Essay Liftoff” on Sunday afternoon. The event, held at […]


Revisiting Geoff Dunham ’12

The News sat down with free safety Geoff Dunham ’12 at the beginning of the 2011 football season to discuss his hopes for the Bulldogs. Seven games in, Dunham has made his mark, playing in all of the games and garnering 37 tackles. With his Yale football career nearing its end, the News interviewed Dunham […]

Dawson: Jack of all trades

As a high school athlete, tennis player Kyle Dawson ’14 already had two older brothers’ Yale legacies to live up to. Brothers Jeff Dawson ’09 and Connor Dawson ’10 were each recruited to Yale andelected captain of the team as seniors after three years of outstanding play on the team. Through many days and nights […]

U.S. attorney discusses cybercrime

David Fein spends his days hunting down cyber fraudsters. Fein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, came to Yale to discuss the federal government’s role in cyber security, financial fraud and criminal cases Monday afternoon. The talk was organized by the Yale Undergraduate Law Review as a launch event and took place in […]


Road race commemorates 9/11

Normally a day for New Haven running enthusiasts to simply enjoy the city courses, this year’s New Haven Road Race was tempered by a solemn memorial for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”3981″ ] A week before the one-decade anniversary of the attacks, the memorial was held 10 minutes before the […]