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Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Yale Sterling Professor Richard Lifton Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Sterling Professor of Genetics Richard Lifton has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research on the genes and biochemical mechanisms of hypertension.

To Mourn a Star: A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

To Mourn a Star: A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

Imagine a material so dense that a teaspoon of it weighs as much as 900 Pyramids of Giza. Some objects in the universe really are this dense: neutron stars. Despite their confusing name, they are not stars; instead, they are

Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

Crowds: Seas of Electrons, Waves of People

What can the behavior of subatomic particles tell us about social behavior? Imagine you are at your favorite band’s concert. Searching for the best place to stand, you avoid the spaces that prevent you from getting a good view of

Gene Sequencing Uncovers Culprit of Inflammatory Disease

Gene Sequencing Uncovers Culprit of Inflammatory Disease

In the summer of 2012, physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a baby with a mysterious illness. The baby was critically ill with fever and severe diarrhea, yet no infectious agent could be identified and no diagnosis could be made.

Lifton Lauded for Hypertension Work

Lifton Lauded for Hypertension Work

Dr. Richard Lifton, who studies salt absorption in the kidney, was awarded the seventh annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences on February 4, 2008.