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Can Congress create real competition for Big Tech?

June 17, 2021

Yale SOM's Fiona Scott Morton says antitrust legislation aiming for interoperability and non-discrimination between platforms could improve competition.

Going the distance to confirm a galaxy with almost no dark matter

June 17, 2021

The discovery, made using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, has the potential to upend well-established theories about how galaxies form and evolve.

Online self-care course curbed depression, anxiety, YSPH finds

June 15, 2021

The measures taught in the Yale-developed Coursera program improved physical wellbeing and reduced the intensity of mental illness symptoms among learners.

Heat, humidity and UV rays linked to COVID-19 spread, YSPH finds

June 14, 2021

The new, Yale-led study provides one of the most robust bodies of scientific evidence yet linking weather conditions to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

June 14, 2021

A new study, co-authored by Yale's Eric Sargis, finds barking hyraxes — small, herbivorous mammals — to be a separate species from their shrieking...

Wu Tsai Institute's neurocomputation & machine intelligence director named

June 10, 2021

John Lafferty will facilitate the new center's work to better understand human cognition and to use these insights to advance artificial intelligence.

Social media is addictive. Do regulators need to step in?

June 9, 2021

Antitrust regulation can be a powerful tool to protect consumers but needs to catch up with the times, argue Yale SOM’s Fiona Scott Morton and her co-authors.

Video game aimed at preventing opioid misuse in teens to begin trials

June 9, 2021

PlaySmart, from the play2PREVENT Lab at Yale's Center for Health & Learning Games, will begin trials at school-based health centers in Connecticut...

$8.5M federal grant aims for big impact from small molecules in the gut

June 9, 2021

Combining expertise from a variety of Yale programs, the initiative's results are expected to have profound functional consequences in human health and...

With Projects2Products, students learn process of bringing ideas to market

June 9, 2021

The entrepreneurship program presents its first product — the Bulldog RepBox™ — in a collaboration between Yale Athletics, Yale students, and Yale Engineering.