News Releases


May 27, 2021

Revenge of the seabed burrowers

A new Yale study vindicates the often-maligned reputation of an ancient assortment of worms, trilobites, and other animals that once lived in Earth’s oceans.

May 27, 2021

Roots of major depression revealed in all their genetic complexity

A massive study of genetic and health records of 1.2 million people from four separate data banks has identified 178 gene variants linked to major depression.

May 14, 2021

Rare COVID-19 response in children explained

An overreaction of the immune system may be behind the multi-system inflammatory response linked to children infected with SARS-CoV-2, a Yale-led study finds.

April 30, 2021

Breaking the egg barrier: A sperm story

In placental mammals, hyperactivated sperm motility is used to navigate the reproductive tract — but it may have been used originally for something more direct.

April 27, 2021

Time for a mass extinction metrics makeover

Species loss may actually underestimate human influence upon the biosphere, according to new research by scientists at Yale and Princeton.

April 16, 2021

Yale researchers find clues to sex differences in autism

A new study finds that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys, offering a clue as to why the condition is less common in girls.

April 8, 2021

Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer’s pathology

New findings about early pathological changes in the brain may provide strategies to slow or prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s, Yale researchers report.

March 5, 2021

No eyes? No problem. Worms still avoid the blues

While worms don’t have a basic visual system, a surprising new study reveals that they can detect colors — particularly if they represent a threat.

March 3, 2021

Yale-designed COVID-19 test SalivaDirect reaches 100 labs

100 labs in 36 states are set up to run the fast, low-cost, saliva-based testing. A Yale team hopes to make the protocol available to as many labs as possible.

February 25, 2021

Study uncovers flaws in process for maintaining state voter rolls

A Yale-led study found that the process states use to prune voter rolls incorrectly marks significant percentages of voters as having changed addresses.