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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Reusing potentially contaminated syringes continues to be one of the principal methods of HIV transmission, yet thousands continue to pull the trigger. Yale Professor Robert Heimer travelled to Russia to find out why.

15 Points of Advice from Yale Physics Students: About majoring in Physics or the physical sciences at Yale

15 Points of Advice from Yale Physics Students: About majoring in Physics or the physical sciences at Yale

Three members of the Yale Society of Physics Students, Po-Yi Ho BR ’14, Steven Zwick PC ’14, and Robert Davies DC ’13, offer the following pieces of advice (in no particular order of significance) for students at Yale interested in

Giving Anatomy a Chance: Finding the Most Recent Common Ancestor of Placental Mammals

Giving Anatomy a Chance: Finding the Most Recent Common Ancestor of Placental Mammals

Researchers, including Yale’s Eric Sargis, have used anatomical data to reconstruct a phylogeny of placental mammals. Using these data, they have determined a date of divergence for placental mammals, reconstructed what the most recent common ancestor may have looked like, and challenged previous hypotheses based on solely genetic information.

The Buzz on Energy Drinks: A Health Concern for Youths

The Buzz on Energy Drinks: A Health Concern for Youths

Researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity are studying the public health effects of energy drink consumption. They have raised concerns about increasing advertisement toward youth and the limited regulations of manufacturers’ ingredient reporting practices.

Yale MCDB Professor Included in “Nature’s Ten”

Yale MCDB Professor Included in “Nature’s Ten”

Nature recognized Yale Professor Jo Handelsman as one of the ten most influential scientists in the world last year for revealing the persistence of sexism in what is often seen as the world’s most objective community.

Yale Professor Discusses the Economics of Conservation

Yale Professor Discusses the Economics of Conservation

Improvements in energy efficiency lead to smaller decreases in consumption than we would expect. Professor Kenneth Gillingham puts numbers on just how much smaller.

Yale Researchers Receive the Vilcek Prize

Yale Researchers Receive the Vilcek Prize

Professors Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan M. Medzhitov of the Yale Department of Immunobiology have been selected to receive the 2013 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science.

A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

A Lifetime of Learning: APS Honors Yale Psychologists

Yale Psychology Professors Allan Wagner and Susan Holen-Noeksema were given lifetime achievement awards from the APS. The former was recognized for his research on the mechanisms of associative learning, the latter for her work on mood disorders and regulation.

Solar Energy: Sink or Spread – Professor Gillingham’s Study on the Scalability of Solar Energy

Solar Energy: Sink or Spread – Professor Gillingham’s Study on the Scalability of Solar Energy

While solar technology has been studied by many researchers, few have focused on the community acceptance of solar energy. Professor Kenneth Gillingham will partner with various groups to model the most effective ways to accelerate the diffusion of solar energy.

Space Exploration Made Simple: Yale’s Bright Star Catalog Used in New Google Project

Space Exploration Made Simple: Yale’s Bright Star Catalog Used in New Google Project

Flying through the stars without ever leaving home has been made possible thanks to Google. Their new interactive site combines precise data from Yale’s Bright Star Catalog with stunning graphics to create a 3-D visualization of our galaxy.