News Releases

June 1, 2017

Yale chemists forge a new path in the search for antibiotics

Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics.

May 31, 2017

Yale experts question push for ‘abuse-deterrent’ Rx opioids

In response to the rise in opioid overdose deaths nationwide, pharmaceutical companies have developed formulations of prescription opioids designed to prevent tampering or abuse. These “abuse-deterrent” forms, however, are expensive and may not actually have the intended effect, say experts from Yale School of Medicine.

May 30, 2017

Fossil skeleton confirms earliest primates were tree dwellers

Earth’s earliest primates dwelled in treetops, not on the ground, according to an analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico — the oldest-known primate skeleton.

May 25, 2017

Optic probes shed light on binge eating

Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. "What was most remarkable was the rapidity with which the mice began to eat,” said the researcher.

May 25, 2017

Study: Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity

A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species.

May 19, 2017

‘Sticky’ particles promise more precise drug delivery for brain cancer

A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

May 17, 2017

Update on UNITE HERE Local 33 Actions

A group of graduate students affiliated with UNITE HERE Local 33 is seeking to pressure Yale University to abandon its legal appeal of an unprecedented decision by a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Unlike other unions that have tried to organize graduate students at other universities, UNITE HERE is the only union to attempt a controversial strategy of micro-unit organizing in a handful of academic departments. This tactic has denied over 90% of Yale doctoral students the right to vote in union elections.

May 17, 2017

Building a better ‘bot’: artificial intelligence helps human groups

Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people’s lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even “dumb AI” can help human groups.

May 17, 2017

The Gruber Foundation awards $1.5 million in prizes to three top scientists

The Gruber Foundation will award $1.5 million to an astronomer who explores populations of distant stars, a biologist who investigates how cells repair damaged DNA, and a neuroscientist who studies the formation of synapses that facilitate sight, the foundation announced May 17.

May 15, 2017

Media Advisory: Yale’s 316th Commencement events to be held May 21 and 22

Yale University’s 316th Commencement will take place on Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m., and the 2017 Yale Class Day exercises will be held on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Theo Epstein ‘95, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Boston Red Sox, will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Yale Class Day program.