News Releases


May 25, 2023

River erosion drives fish biodiversity in the Appalachians

A new study provides evidence that river water eroding layers of metamorphic rock is a driver of freshwater fish biodiversity in the Appalachian Mountains.

May 17, 2023

Just a slice: Surgeon-scientists reap small share of U.S. research grants

Around 30% of the global burden of disease is treatable with surgery. But surgeon-scientists receive very little research funding, a new study finds.

May 10, 2023

New ‘pangenome’ offers more inclusive view of human genome

The expanded genetic reference, created by a research team that includes Yale scientists, will inform medical advances that benefit all ancestry groups.

May 5, 2023

Yale study reveals insights into post-vaccine heart inflammation cases

In a new study, Yale scientists have identified the immune signature of rare cases of myocarditis among those vaccinated against COVID-19 with mRNA vaccines.

May 4, 2023

New database offers insight into consequences of language loss

Grambank, a database of 2,467 languages that Yale linguist Claire Bowern helped create, helps researchers better understand the stakes when languages die off.

April 27, 2023

‘Deletions’ from the human genome may be what made us human

The loss of about 10,000 bits of DNA over the course of our evolutionary history helped differentiate us from other mammals, a team of Yale researchers found.

April 26, 2023

Study reveals potential target for precision colorectal cancer treatment

Around 40% of colorectal cancer patients have a particular gene mutation. A new study shows it’s linked to reduced cell death and worse survival rates in men.

April 19, 2023

As pandemic prison populations fell, proportion of Black prisoners rose

Yale researchers, colleagues say pandemic rise in proportion of Black prisoners highlights racial disparities in sentencing.

April 14, 2023

New insights into how COVID variants escape immune system ‘killers’

A new Yale study reveals insights into how Omicron subvariants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus evade destruction by T cells.

April 13, 2023

Progress in search for alopecia areata treatment for adolescents

A Yale-led clinical trial found that the medicine ritlecitinib appears safe and promising for treating adolescents with a form of often-disfiguring hair loss.