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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).