News Releases

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.

June 20, 2017

One in five Medicare patients returns to the hospital after ‘observation stays’

As many as one in five older Medicare patients returns to the hospital after an observation stay, or short-term outpatient stay, a Yale-led study found. This high rate of revisit to the hospital points to a hidden vulnerability among these patients, and suggests changes in care might be needed, the researchers said.

June 19, 2017

Sedative combats virus that can cause birth defects

A common sedative may help combat common viral infections that can cause birth defects in developing babies, Yale researchers report June 19 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

June 19, 2017

Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House raise homelessness awareness

Students from YSoA, together with New Haven-based homeless services provider Columbus House, are working to raise awareness about homelessness.

June 15, 2017

New tool measures resilience in adolescent Syrian refugees

Researchers from Yale and universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom have developed a reliable survey tool to measure resilience in youths displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria.

June 14, 2017

Yale faculty host media roundtable about the opioid crisis

Faculty from Yale’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Psychiatry offered members of the media insights into the the opioid crisis in Connecticut — and the importance of accurate reporting about it — at a roundtable discussion on June 13.

June 7, 2017

Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors?

An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to Yale Cancer Center experts. Often, these cancers will not grow large enough to become significant within a patient’s lifetime and subsequently early detection could lead to overdiagnosis, said the reseachers.

June 5, 2017

Study: Many athletes with implantable defibrillators can do sports

Some young adults have inherited heart conditions that require them to use an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD. For years, they were told they could not engage in sports more vigorous than golf. But a new study led by a Yale researcher suggests that the risks of participating in sports for athletes with ICDs are actually quite low.

June 5, 2017

Study identifies potential health care ‘double jeopardy’ for minority patients

A new study sheds light on the depth of health care disparities faced by minority populations in the United States. The findings suggest a possible “double jeopardy” for black and Hispanic patients: Not only has it been shown that members of minority groups receive less high-quality, effective care than their peers, they may also be at risk of receiving more low-value, ineffective care.

June 5, 2017

Tourette-like tics vanish in mice treated with histamine

Yale scientists produced increased grooming behavior in mice that may model tics in Tourette syndrome and discovered these behaviors vanish when histamine — a neurotransmitter most commonly associated with allergies — is introduced into their brains.