Vladimir Rokhlin Wins Benter Prize: New algorithms compute net force on an object

Vladimir Rokhlin Wins Benter Prize: New algorithms compute net force on an object

🕔23:51, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

🕔23:45, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

Astronomers Reach Beyond the Milky Way

🕔23:41, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Johanna Press ’15 Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award

Johanna Press ’15 Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award

🕔23:34, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Thinking Lab Investigates Clinician Empathy in the Context of Mental Illness

Thinking Lab Investigates Clinician Empathy in the Context of Mental Illness

🕔23:29, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

Collaborate to Create: Innovative laser improves imaging abilities

🕔23:04, 29.Mar 2015

A team of researchers across disciplines at Yale has invented a new semiconductor laser that will help improve biomedical imaging capabilities.

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The Pregnancy Puzzle: Genomic analysis reveals the evolutionary origin of the womb

The Pregnancy Puzzle: Genomic analysis reveals the evolutionary origin of the womb

🕔22:46, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Fighting Cancer from Within: The emerging immunotherapy paradigm of cancer treatment

Fighting Cancer from Within: The emerging immunotherapy paradigm of cancer treatment

🕔22:29, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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Braving the Cold: Why staying warm may be the best medicine

Braving the Cold: Why staying warm may be the best medicine

🕔20:48, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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The Blame Game of Hospital Readmissions

The Blame Game of Hospital Readmissions

🕔20:45, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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