“Rewiring” Our Fight Against Infection

July 6, 2017
John MacMicking of the Systems Biology Institute talks about his work to integrate abstract and experimental science in an effort to “rewire” the host immune response to infection. Dr. MacMicking is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and tenured Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology at the School of Medicine.

Drug restores cells and memories in Alzheimer’s mouse models

July 5, 2017
A new drug can restore memories and connections between brain cells in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease, a new Yale-led study suggests.

Long-time-lapse nanoscopy provides leisurely view of cell interior

July 3, 2017
New nanoscopy technology reveals interior of the cells with more clarity for longer periods than ever before, Yale researchers report in the July 3 issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology. Yale’s Derek Toomre and Alanna Schepartz explain how the technology is opening up a host of new research possibilities.

Public Will Back Carbon Tax — But It Depends on How You Sell It, Study Says

June 27, 2017
A new study led by Stefano Carattini, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies [F&ES], suggests how a carbon tax is structured — and how its benefits are communicated to voters — are vital to building public support.

Using the green plant playbook to design better energy tech

June 26, 2017
The transfer and storage of energy during photosynthesis is considered one of the world’s great marvels, and a new study has identified natural design principles within the process that could improve energy efficiency in new solar technology.

Yale Scientist Receives Hartwell Research Award to Target Chronic Bacterial Infections in Children

June 26, 2017
Nikhil Malvankar, Ph.D., assistant professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, has received a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for biomedical research to advance children’s health.

Having kids really can break your heart

June 22, 2017
Genes that aid in reproductive success also make people more prone to heart attacks, say scientists — a finding that will surprise few parents.