News Releases

April 12, 2017

Ban on trans fats in diet may reduce heart attacks and stroke

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher.

April 4, 2017

Droughts linked to health risks in older adults

A new Yale-led study reveals a distinct connection between drought exposure and adverse human health among older adults.

April 3, 2017

More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP

More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year. Children with chronic conditions are most vulnerable, and their families could face substantial cost increases if they lose CHIP coverage and need to shift their insurance to a Marketplace plan, according to a Yale study.

March 29, 2017

Finding a ‘lost’ planet, about the size of Neptune

Yale astronomers have discovered a “lost” planet that is nearly the size of Neptune and tucked away in a solar system 3,000 light years from Earth.

March 29, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale experts available on conference call to discuss climate change and analyze President Trump’s executive order

Yale invites you to join a half-hour editorial conference call, on Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. where you will have access to Yale University’s top climate change experts and be able to ask questions.

March 28, 2017

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury.

March 28, 2017

Focusing on grains, researchers solve a mystery of rivers’ flow

Taking a simpler approach to a complex problem, Yale researchers have an answer for why large grains move more easily than smaller ones when driven by fluid flow along a riverbed — a question that has confounded scientists for decades.

March 21, 2017

What do you get a revered TV naturalist who has everything? An ancient shrimp, of course

Scientists at Yale and in England are honoring renowned naturalist and TV documentarian Sir David Attenborough with his own proto-shrimp.

March 20, 2017

A new, gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of energy research today.

March 20, 2017

Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans

A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda’s Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.