The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

I wasn’t prepared for the firebombs. It started with a simple one-line e-mail from a Yale researcher I had hoped to talk to: “I’m sorry, but given the recent PETA attacks on campus, I don’t feel comfortable talking about my research in a newspaper.” I had heard of PETA, short for People for the Ethical […]


Up the Hill – A Stressful Collaboration

The first time you walk into Professor Hilary Blumberg’s office, you don’t expect to see the print. It stops you in the doorway: a grey blob of matter springs forth from a black void, pinpricked with bright reds, yellows, and oranges. The print is a replica of a painting, created by Professor Blumberg’s father, of […]

Short Feature

After symposium, mental health research continues

Two weeks after the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) held a symposium at Yale, University researchers and scientists are continuing to explore many of the projects and ideas presented at the mental-health conference. NARSAD’s “Healthy Minds Across America” initiative — an event held Sept. 14 in which researchers held public forums […]


Lombroso Lab: Learning, memory and the neuro-frontier

On Sunday, Yale’s Anlyan Center Auditorium played host to the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression annual symposium on current research as part of its Healthy Minds Across America initiative. The News caught up with one of the researchers, Paul Lombroso, director of the Yale molecular neurobiology laboratory — called the Lombroso Lab […]