Back to homepage

82.2 News

Pop an Aspirin, Protect Your Liver?

In a study led by Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Associate Professor of Digestive Diseases and Immunobiol­ogy, new data suggests that aspirin may reduce liver toxicity induced by a variety of different agents in addition to serving as a general painkiller.

Read Full Article

Epidemiologist Receives Fulbright Scholarship for HIV Research

Dr. Robert Heimer of the Yale School of Public Health has been selected as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to study the HIV epidemic in Russia, especially with respect to injection drug use.

Read Full Article

Professor Awarded Moore Medal for Excellence in Paleontology

Leo Hickey, Professor of Geology & Geophys­ics and Biology, attended the 2009 President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) to receive the Raymond C. Moore Medal.

Read Full Article

Ears Can’t Take All the Credit: Facial Expressions Influence Hearing

In a recently published paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Takayuki Ito and colleagues at the Haskins Laboratory tested whether stretching a subject’s skin in a certain direction while streaming a set of words in the subject’s ear affected what was actually heard.

Read Full Article

Hold That Thought: Professor Receives Award to Study Intelligence

Jeremy Gray, Assistant Professor of Psychol­ogy, is one of these researchers. Gray received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to further his research on the link among emotion, self-control, and intelligence.

Read Full Article

Yale Astronomers Challenge Theory of Star Formation

A group of astronomers, led by Yale Postdoc­toral fellow Kevin Schawinski, recently showed that luminous Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) do not play a role in the suppression of star formation in their host galaxies.

Read Full Article

Schoelkopf Earns Norton Professorship

Since joining the Yale faculty in 1998, Schoel­kopf, newly endowed William A. Norton Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, has focused on quantum computing and nanoscale physics.

Read Full Article

Frederic Richards: Founder of MB&B Department

Frederic Richards, Sterling Professor Emeritus and founding chair of the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department, passed away on January 11, 2009. He was 83.

Read Full Article

Scientists Receive Grants to Study Ovarian Cancer

In an attempt to improve the survival rate of women suffering from ovarian cancer, Dr. Gil Mor and Dr. Alessandro Santin of the Yale School of Medicine have collectively received over $5 mil­lion in grants to support their promising research.

Read Full Article

Expanding the Genetic Code: Discovery of Two New Amino Acids

In high school biology classes, we learn that there are 20 amino acids. But in the past two decades, researchers have discovered two addi­tional amino acids that are incorporated into natural genetic codes – selenocysteine (Sec) and pyrrolysine (Pyl).

Read Full Article