News Releases


November 30, 2023

Study reveals distinct brain activity triggered by memories of trauma

Recollections of traumatic events among people with PTSD trigger markedly different brain activity than when remembering sad or “neutral” experiences.

November 28, 2023

Yale study gives grandmother gecko a place of honor — and a new name

Helioscopus dickersonae lived in North America in the late Jurassic period, 100 million years earlier than any previously known early gecko relative.

November 28, 2023

Astronomers find ‘tilted’ planets even in pristine solar systems

Understanding that even planets in pristine solar systems have some orbital tilt puts Earth’s solar system into a larger perspective, researchers say.

November 27, 2023

Discrimination during pregnancy can affect infants’ brain circuitry

Yale and Columbia University researchers find that a parent’s experience of discrimination during pregnancy can affect their infant’s brain.

November 20, 2023

Genomic study links cannabis abuse to multiple health problems

A Yale-led analysis of the genomes of more than 1 million people has shed light on the underlying biology of cannabis use disorder and associated risks.

November 10, 2023

Physicians prescribing opioid use treatment influence others to follow suit

In a new study, Yale researchers find that physicians are more likely to prescribe life-saving opioid use treatments if they see their colleagues do so.

November 9, 2023

Efforts to attract physicians to underserved areas aren’t working

A federal program aimed at attracting physicians to areas with critical shortages has not improved mortality rates or physician density, a new Yale study finds.

November 6, 2023

The last turn of ‘Ezekiel’s Wheel’ honors a Yale-affiliated fossil hunter

Yale paleontologists have identified a “problematic” fossil as an ancient sea creature that lived in the plankton 420 million years ago.

November 6, 2023

Yale astronomer leads the way to the oldest known X-ray quasar

Yale’s Priyamvada Natarajan and colleagues have identified the oldest known X-ray quasar — offering compelling proof of a concept Natarajan helped pioneer.

November 3, 2023

Researchers find the roots of tau tangles in Alzheimer’s disease

An experimental drug can reduce the toxic changes in tau proteins known to damage neurons in brains with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.