News Releases

July 24, 2017

Evolution of pregnancy may be key to better reproductive technologies today

Yale scientists report that humans differ from their evolutionary ancestors by undergoing a pro-inflammatory process at the onset and conclusion of pregnancy.

July 24, 2017

Safety of medical devices not often evaluated by sex, age, or race

Researchers have found that few medical devices are analyzed to consider the influence of their users’ sex, age, or race on safety and effectiveness.

July 24, 2017

Islands are evolutionary cradle for Antarctica marine life

The largely barren islands reaching north from Antarctica perhaps will be the first places to be impacted by invading species in the wake of climate change.

July 18, 2017

Study: Reducing hospital readmissions does not increase mortality rates

Advances in reducing hospital readmission rates for three key medical conditions occurred without causing an increase in death rates, according to a Yale study.

July 18, 2017

Spare the surgery: Drugs may combat hydrocephalus, Yale study finds

Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale-led study has found.

July 17, 2017

New PTSD study identifies potential path to treatment

A study of PTSD has identified a new potential mechanism contributing to the biology of the disorder that may be targeted by future treatments.

July 11, 2017

Next step in depression treatment? Add rather than switch

Millions of patients suffering from major depression get little relief from the first drug they are prescribed. A major new study of 1,522 patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers shows these patients benefit more from adding an antidepressant treatment than from switching to another one.

July 6, 2017

A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new ‘hot Jupiter’ candidates

Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill.

July 5, 2017

Drug restores cells and memories in Alzheimer’s mouse models

A new drug can restore memories and connections between brain cells in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease, a new Yale-led study suggests.

June 26, 2017

Using the green plant playbook to design better energy tech

The transfer and storage of energy during photosynthesis is considered one of the world’s great marvels, and a new study has identified natural design principles within the process that could improve energy efficiency in new solar technology.