News Releases

March 1, 2017

Yale awards eight writers $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Yale University today announced the 2017 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight recipients, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will receive a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing.

March 1, 2017

Yale-led team puts dark matter on the map

A Yale-led team has produced one of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold dark matter — sluggish particles that comprise the bulk of matter in the universe.

February 27, 2017

Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes

Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published Feb. 27 in two Nature journals.

February 27, 2017

Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder linked to evolutionary brain benefit

Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have been positively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a new Yale study suggests.

February 23, 2017

Fructose is generated in the human brain

Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new Yale study. The finding raises questions about fructose’s effects on the brain and eating behavior.

February 22, 2017

Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments

A group of Yale researchers, combing through data on 9,000 depressed patients, found evidence that it may be possible to develop personalized treatments and maintain a successful clinical response, they report in two separate studies published this month.

February 15, 2017

Genome analysis helps keep deadly brain cancer at bay for five years

An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors at Smilow Cancer Hospital identify new emerging mutations and keep a 55-year old woman alive for more than five years, researchers report in the journal Genome Medicine.

February 13, 2017

Yale, other universities file amicus brief to assist judicial review of immigration executive order

Yale has joined 16 other universities in subitting an amicus brief asserting that they each benefit from the presence of international faculty, students, and scholars, and that President Donald Trump's executive order threatens to harm their campuses.

February 13, 2017

Searching for axion dark matter with a new Yale-built device

A detection device designed and built at Yale is narrowing the search for dark matter in the form of axions, a theorized subatomic particle that may make up as much as 80% of the matter in the universe.

February 13, 2017

Patients with opioid addiction benefit from treatment initiated in ED

Patients addicted to opioids often seek care in the emergency department (ED). They are more likely to receive addiction treatment, and reduce opioid use long-term if they are started on medication to reduce cravings in the ED, according to a new Yale study.