News Releases

October 23, 2017

Mongolian microfossils point to the rise of animals on Earth

A cache of embryo-like microfossils in northern Mongolia may shed light on questions about the long-ago shift from microbes to animals on Earth.

October 19, 2017

Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

The finding might explain disordered eating behavior — and even a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease — among obese and diabetic individuals, say researchers.

October 17, 2017

Study reshapes understanding of climate change’s impact on early societies

A new study shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt.

October 12, 2017

A better understanding of space — via helicopter

Yale researchers have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space.

October 9, 2017

Study finds few restrictions on Rx opioids through Medicare

Medicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a Yale study finds.

October 9, 2017

Congenital heart disease genes linked to autism and other disorders

Researchers found that many genes implicated in autism were also associated with CHD, and they found new genes that cause CHD in some patients.

October 9, 2017

Study finds barriers for patients seeking primary care after ED visits

One in three patients who don’t have primary care physicians and visit the Emergency Department for care can get a primary care appointment within one week.

October 4, 2017

Mystery of breast cancer risk gene solved, 20 years after its discovery

Yale scientists have pinpointed the molecular mechanism that allows mutations in the gene that predisposes women to breast cancer.

October 2, 2017

Study: Humanitarian program benefits mental health of Syrian refugee youth

A new study demonstrates that an eight-week humanitarian intervention can improve the mental health of individuals affected by Syria's war.

September 27, 2017

Battling belly fat: Specialized immune cells impair metabolism in aging

New Yale research furthers scientists’ understanding of why older adults fail to burn stored belly fat, which raises the risk of chronic disease.