April 2017 News

Chest physicians split on pros and cons of e-cigarettes

April 28, 2017
Patients are asking their chest physicians about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but those physicians are divided about whether the products do more harm than good, according to a Yale-led study. The finding demonstrates the need for more research on e-cigarettes that will help physicians counsel their patients who smoke.

Message from President Salovey about federal research funding

April 21, 2017
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on April 21: As scientists gather this weekend to increase awareness of the value of science in improving lives and spurring economic growth, I write to express my support for scientists and scholars working at Yale, in the United States, and around the world. …

Yale experts offer thoughts on ‘Science Under Siege’

April 21, 2017
As thousands of scientists around the world prepared for the April 22 March for Science, a trio of top Yale professors shared their views in a Poynter Fellowship symposium on truth, trust, and science in the modern age.

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

April 20, 2017
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.

Alumni’s gift founds Yale China Fund for Emotional Intelligence

April 17, 2017
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.

Yale researchers to join March for Science

April 12, 2017
Yale faculty, researchers, and their supporters will celebrate the vital role that science plays in improving our daily lives and the safety of our communities at the March for Science in Washington, D.C. and a satellite event, The March for Science New Haven — both taking place on Saturday, April 22.

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

April 12, 2017
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.