News Releases

February 11, 2017

Yale to change Calhoun College’s name to honor Grace Murray Hopper

Yale President Peter Salovey announced today that the university would rename Calhoun College, one of 12 undergraduate residential colleges, to honor one of Yale’s most distinguished graduates, Grace Murray Hopper ’30 M.A., ’34 Ph.D., by renaming the college for her.

February 9, 2017

Lost in translation: Parkinson’s disease research undercut by study design

In a review of animal studies of Parkinson’s disease therapies, Yale researchers identified trends that may contribute to the lack of success in human clinical trials. Their finding provides insight to investigators who seek new therapies to slow the progression of the disease.

February 9, 2017

Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels.

February 9, 2017

Yale scientists study how some insulin-producing cells survive in type 1 diabetes

A Yale-led research team identified how insulin-producing cells that are typically destroyed in type 1 diabetes can change in order to survive immune attack. The finding may lead to strategies for recovering these cells in diabetic patients, said the researchers.

February 7, 2017

Yale-developed software program boosts cultural preservation efforts

Researchers from multiple disciplines can learn a lot from a single artifact. A tombstone, for instance, can tell historians about an era’s lettering patterns and its stone industry, while biologists can study the wildlife growing around it.

February 6, 2017

This spiny slug blazed a trail for snails

Scientists have unearthed the 480-million-year-old remains of a creature that reveals the earliest stages in the evolution of mollusks, a diverse group of invertebrates that includes squids, octopuses, snails, and clams.

February 6, 2017

Yale and Connecticut DOT launch CTRides Telework Week with ‘virtual’ press conference

Reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality are two of the shared sustainability goals Yale University and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will focus on during CTrides Telework Week.

February 6, 2017

Yale study: 1 in 4 teen e-cigarette users have tried ‘dripping’

Yale researchers found in a study that one in four high schoolers who use electronic cigarettes are inhaling vapors produced by dripping e-liquids directly onto heating coils, instead of inhaling from the e-cigarette mouthpiece, possibly increasing exposure to toxins and nicotine.

February 2, 2017

Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations rise as mortality rates decline

Patients with atrial fibrillation — the second most common cardiac condition — are hospitalized more frequently than in the past, but their survival rates are improving, says a new Yale-led study.

February 1, 2017

Data from consumer product trials now available through Yale YODA Project

The Yale University Open Data Access Project has announced the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for consumer products by a company. This expansion of data sharing is made possible through a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson.