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Polycystic Kidney Disease: Traditional Chinese medicine inspires modern-day therapy

Polycystic Kidney Disease: Traditional Chinese medicine inspires modern-day therapy

Last year, a team led by Professor Craig Crews of Departments of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, and Chemistry) stumbled onto an herb that could potentially be of use in treating Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

Going Green: Sustainable Design at Yale

Going Green: Sustainable Design at Yale

Sustainable design, aimed at minimizing energy consumption, using energy efficiently, maximizing renewable energy production, and reducing carbon emissions, is being applied to buildings at Yale, including the Malone Center and the new Kroon Hall.

An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

Seeking potential methods of reducing carbon emissions, Yale professors in the Geology and Geophysics Department are studying some of the questions raised with the development of carbon sequestration techniques.

The Puzzle of Autism

The Puzzle of Autism

One out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with the disorder; among boys, who are four times more likely to have autism, the number rises to one in 94. Currently, 1.5 million Americans are autistic.

Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stephanie Anestis (GRAD ’05), a Schwartz Foundation post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Human and Primate Reproductive Ecology, is investigating this stress and hormones in chimpanzees.

Searching for Dwarf Galaxies

Searching for Dwarf Galaxies

Yale Professor of Astronomy Marla Geha and coauthor Josh Simon have demonstrated the existence of new dwarf galaxies, the smallest yet observed, orbiting the Milky Way.

CRISP Materials Research: Unlocking the Potential of Complex Metal Oxides

CRISP Materials Research: Unlocking the Potential of Complex Metal Oxides

Few undergrads may know this, but Yale is the home of one of the nation’s premier materials science research centers, the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP).