Professor Vladimir Rokhlin has won the 2014 William Benter Prize for developing a series of algorithms to solve a baffling problem — a precise calculation of the net force on an object.
Professor Christopher Pittenger has revealed that interneurons are implicated in the development of Tourette’s Syndrome, a debilitating condition that causes uncontrollable tics in patients.
Researchers in Yale’s Department of Astronomy have developed techniques to observe galaxies millions of light years away. They hope to gain a better understanding of galaxy evolution, which has otherwise been limited to our knowledge of the Milky Way.
Johanna Press ’15, a geology & geophysics major, won an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting for her work on modelling toxic trace element concentrations in the San Francisco Bay.
Modernization of mental healthcare has shifted patient information from purely psychosocial to more heavily biological. However, a recent study conducted by researchers at the Yale Thinking Lab suggests that psychosocial explanations for mental illness actually elicit greater clinician empathy, and might thus be more effective after all.
A team of researchers across disciplines at Yale has invented a new semiconductor laser that will help improve biomedical imaging capabilities.
Placental pregnancy is a radical phenotype which arose only once in evolutionary history. Professor Günter Wagner and colleagues have conducted genome-wide analysis on cells from an array of pregnant animals to reveal that ancient transposable elements were the likely vehicles for the origin of this mammalian trait.
Cancer cells are able to avoid destruction by the immune system by expressing a protein that inhibits T-cells. Scientists have now reactivated the immune system in some cancer patients, improved the prognosis of people who had exhausted all other treatment options.
A team of Yale researchers recently discovered that rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, infects more easily at a cooler temperature than a warmer one due to an inhibited innate antiviral response at the colder temperature.
According to Yale doctors who developed measures for Obama Care, socioeconomic status is not a significant factor in hospital readmission rates. Yale physician Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz explains why the backlash against these measures is misplaced.