News Releases

May 9, 2017

New safety concerns identified for 1 in 3 FDA-approved drugs

Nearly one out of every three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have a new safety issue detected in the years after approval, says a Yale-led study.

May 1, 2017

Combination approach may help combat autism

Oxytocin may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders if receptors for opioids — brain chemicals activated by drugs such as heroin that tend to disconnect people socially — are also blocked, Yale researchers report.

April 26, 2017

Tick protein helps antibiotics combat MRSA super bug

A protein derived from ticks enhances the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, according to a Yale-led study. The strategy of using the protein in combination with existing treatments can help address the growing challenge of antibiotic-resistant MRSA and other staph infections, the researchers said.

April 26, 2017

El Niño and the end of the global warming hiatus

A new climate model developed by Yale scientists puts the “global warming hiatus” into a broader historical context and offers a new method for predicting global mean temperature.

April 26, 2017

Overhand or underhand? Fast or slow? Study explores optimal throwing strategies

Whether you’re pitching in a major league baseball game or tossing crumpled paper into the trash, the act of throwing is incredibly complex and usually subject to a trade-off between speed and accuracy. A Yale researcher’s new study looks at why this is.

April 24, 2017

Family caregivers help with wider range of healthcare tasks than thought

A Yale-led study finds that while many family caregivers assist older adults with serious health problems like dementia and disability, the majority aid adults without those issues. Caregivers are also helping with a much wider range of activities than previously thought, said the researchers.

April 20, 2017

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows

The gut microbiome is crucial to health, encompassing bacterial communities that possess a hundred times more genes than the human genome. Its complexity has hampered investigation of possible roles of the microbiome in a host of maladies, including infectious and autoimmune diseases, obesity, and even behavioral disorders.

April 19, 2017

A once forgotten element holds promise for the future of electronics

Discovered more than 100 years ago, black phosphorus was soon forgotten when there was no apparent use for it. In what may prove to be one of the great comeback stories of electrical engineering, it now stands to play a crucial role in the future of electronic and optoelectronic devices.

April 18, 2017

National guidebook maps the way toward ‘tipping points’ in solar adoption

Backed by research out of Yale and Duke, a newly released guidebook details a range of best practices for boosting the adoption of rooftop solar power.

April 17, 2017

Alumni’s gift founds Yale China Fund for Emotional Intelligence

A $3 million gift from two Yale alumni will help establish the Yale China Fund for Emotional Intelligence, which will assist Chinese educators to incorporate principles of emotional intelligence into programs for children 3 to 6 years old.