Omar Ali
Staff Reporter
Omar Ali covers science, technology and academics for the News. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, he is a sophomore in Berkeley College majoring in Economics with Mathematics and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology.
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Four Yale seniors win 2024 Rhodes Scholarships

Four seniors from Yale College will attend Oxford University to continue their graduate studies under the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, awarded to approximately a hundred students worldwide.

Yale American Indian Science and Engineering Society chapter wins national award

Earlier this month, the Yale American Indian Science and Engineering Society won the Chapter of the Year award at the National AISES conference, recognizing Yale’s chapter as the one that best exemplifies excellence in STEM.

SalivaDirect wins big with NIH grant

Yale scientist Anne Wyllie’s SalivaDirect Inc. wins $3.2 million RADx Tech Award to pursue engagement with communities about public health solutions and expand the nonprofit's business outreach.

Placental examination might be able to explain unaccounted pregnancy losses, Yale researchers say

Yale researchers published a study last month revealing that over 90 percent of unaccounted pregnancy losses can be explained by placental examination.

Black, Hispanic and low-income patients deprioritized in YNHH emergency room lines, study finds

An analysis of thousands of patients at the Yale New Haven Hospital emergency department found that Black, Hispanic and low-income patients are among those more likely to be skipped over in emergency room triage lines — a pattern that experts say is a systemic issue.

Is COVID-19 here to stay? Yalies voice concern.

In light of this summer’s spike in COVID-19 cases, which was brought on by new virus strains, Yale experts and administrators weigh in on the current severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

Actress Dominique Jackson and writer Esmé Weijun Wang to speak at Yale Women’s Mental Health Conference

Dominique Jackson, known for her leading role in the television series “Pose,” and Esmé Weijun Wang, author of “The Border of Paradise,” will address the Yale community as part of the Women’s Mental Health Conference.

A look into Yale’s Bird-Friendly Building Initiative

The Bird-Friendly Yale Initiative, started by Yale community members, is the first in its history to assess the issue of bird collisions on Yale’s campus.

Cannabis sales are now legal in Connecticut. How does the drug work?

In light of Connecticut’s recent legalization of recreational adult-use cannabis, an explainer to the science behind the drug.

School of Environment experts weigh in on fear and bias in ecological research

Researchers at the Yale School of Environment advocate for a greater inquiry into negative human experiences in environmental scholarship.

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? Yale experts weigh in

Affiliates at the Yale School of Public Health and political science department discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic is truly over.