Yale Research Identifies Causes of Cancer

Illustration of human cancer cells. A team of researchers led by[{” attribute=””>Yale University scientists can now quantify the factors causing changes in the DNA that contribute most to cancer growth in tumors of most major tumor types. In a new paper published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, they say that their new molecular … Read more

Yale Scientists Discover Key Regulator of Body Weight

Scientists at Yale University have found that a protein known as augmentor-alpha regulates body weight in mice, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders. Yale researchers have uncovered a regulator of body weight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders. Yale scientists have discovered that a protein known as … Read more

Recent readings on climate ‘doomerism’ and science » Yale Climate Connections

Are we doomed? Is it “too late” to do anything about climate change? No, we aren’t doomed, and no, it’s not too late. Certainly we hear plenty of bad news concerning the warming climate, and naturally many (most?) Have moments of exhaustion, discouragement, and even paralyzing despair. But there are good scientific reasons to reject … Read more

Yale assistant professor Dylan Gee receives Early-Career in Affective Science Award

Yale assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry Dylan Gee was the recipient of a SAS 2022 Early-Career in Affective Science Award for her work studying the link between childhood adversity and mental health outcomes. Elizabeth Watson 12:44 am, Apr 14, 2022 Staff Reporter Courtesy of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dylan Gee, an assistant … Read more

When to question and when to trust » Yale Climate Connections

When scientific topics become controversial with the public, as with climate change and COVID-19, the public often divides into sides that “question the science” or “trust the science.” It’s important to understand, however, that there is more to these concepts than what can fit on a bumper sticker. Questioning scientific understanding is fundamentally important to … Read more

Forging a path to more climate-resilient businesses » Yale Climate Connections

Weather and climate disasters have cost the United States more than $ 600 billion over the past five years, with impacts to individuals, businesses, and public sector coffers. As just one example, the climate-fueled, record-breaking rainfall of Hurricane Maria in 2017 significantly disrupted pharmaceutical manufacturing in Puerto Rico, which accounted for 25% of total US … Read more

RoboKid! SA matric wins Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

Luke Andrews, a South African Grade 12 pupil, has been recognized for developing a novel high precision navigation and tracking system. The youngster received the prestigious Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for the Most Outstanding Exhibit in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and won first place at an international science fair held in Barcelona, … Read more

OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale

The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times , the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But … Read more

A lower dose of this COVID-19 drug is effective, Yale study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Many countries around the world are experiencing shortages of tocilizumab, an immunosuppressive drug that has become the standard of care for treating severe cases of COVID-19. A new study from Yale and elsewhere found that using a lower dose of tocilizumab than has been standard is also effective in treating severe … Read more