Professor Robert Pietrzak is part of a research team that was awarded the Ig Nobel prize, which honors unusual and imaginative research, for their study on the effects of voluntary inhibition of urination on cognitive processes.
Laurie Santos tackles the question of what makes us human by studying the minds of our closest relatives, primates, and some of her recent work demonstrates that monkeys can represent the knowledge and ignorance of others, but not their beliefs.
Since its founding in 2006, the Nutrient Network (NutNet), a project initiated by Professor Melinda Smith and her colleagues, has improved the consistency of ecosystem productivity measurement, and its findings are challenging the classical relationship between productivity and species richness.
Yale, Oncolys Biopharma, and Bristol-Myers Squibb have received the Deals of Distinction Award from the Licensing Executive Society for a licensing agreement that will enable a promising antiretroviral drug, festinavir, to be developed as a treatment.
Based on evolutionary and embryological evidence, Günter Wagner has provided new insight into the evolutionary relationships between the five-fingered hand and the bird’s wing, which contains only three digits.
Does the old saying “you are what you eat” prove true for greasy foods and acne?
Yale University researchers, led by Professor Dieter Söll, have developed a method of synthesizing phosphorylated proteins by engineering the genetic code of E. coli to include phosphoserine.
Valerie Horsley and her associates have recently taken a closer look at hair growth and implicated intradermal adipocyte lineage cells in the activation of skin stem cells that induce hair growth.
Professor Steven Zucker of the Yale Computer Science Department has developed an extensive theory that expands our understanding of the way curves and textures are perceived by the human eye.
Professor Rhea Paul of the Yale Child Study Center studies methods of inducing speech in nonspeaking preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders.