Veronica Lee
Staff Reporter
Veronica Lee covers breakthrough research for SciTech. She is a sophomore in Branford College majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.
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‘Everybody’s friend’: School of Medicine Director of Admissions Ayaska Fernando dies at 35

Following a battle with cancer, Yale School of Medicine Director of Admissions Damith “Ayaska” Fernando, 35, passed away on Oct. 2.  Originally from Sri Lanka, […]

Select Yale community members now eligible to receive Pfizer booster shot

On Sept. 27, in a university-wide email, CEO of Yale Health Paul Genecin announced that Yale community members aged 65 and older or at increased […]

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Yale researchers discover healing effects of psychedelic drug

Researchers find that one dose of psilocybin results in roughly a 10 percent increase in neuron size and density in mouse brains.

Amidst changing policies, Yale students receive vaccinations

  Throughout the spring term, the University navigated changing federal and state guidelines in an effort to vaccinate students before they left campus. Most Yale […]

Two MCDB professors among 14 Yale faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Recently elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ronald Breaker and Akiko Iwasaki, professors in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, have both made significant contributions to their respective fields of RNA research and immunology.

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Yale researchers study pooled saliva testing for COVID-19

In a paper published in Emerging Infectious Diseases this month, Yale researchers presented their study supporting the expansion of SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity by pooling saliva […]

Carcinogen found in hand sanitizer distributed by Yale

On March 26, students, faculty and staff were notified in an email from Yale’s Environmental Health & Safety Department, or EHS, that benzene, a substance […]

Yale scientists develop novel technique to detect brain tumors

In a paper published in Scientific Reports last week, Yale researchers presented their development of a new sodium magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, or MRSI, method […]

Yale researchers create an app to study happiness

In January, researchers led by associate professor of psychology Robb Rutledge launched The Happiness Project, an app that will help scientists study decision-making, happiness and […]

Yale professor Joan Steitz wins Wolf Prize in medicine

On Feb. 9, the Wolf Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists whose research in mRNA enabled the development of COVID-19 vaccines: Lynne Maquat, […]

Yale scientists determine shape of SARS-CoV-2 genome

Yale researchers have figured out how to map the shape of the SARS-CoV-2 — another critical step in the scientific battle against the virus. Researchers […]