Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER

May 22, 2017
A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of a decision about an overused medical test: the CAT or CT scan. If it pans out in wider pilot testing, the innovative app could inform the way that health technology tools are developed and used by physicians and patients.

Introducing the new Wright Lab, where physics takes on the universe’s biggest questions

May 18, 2017
Yale’s Wright Lab has been re-imagined as a nimble nexus for creating the sophisticated instruments that will transform science in the decades to come.

Yale announces Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking

May 18, 2017
A major donation by an alumnus of Yale College and Yale Law School will support the construction, launch, and programs of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY).

Gladiator games: Biodiversity can offer protection to weaker species

May 15, 2017
If you pit a pair of gladiators, one strong and one weak, against each other, the stronger competitor will defeat the weak. But if you add in additional competitors of varying strength levels, even the weakest competitors might be able to survive — if only because they’re able to find a quiet corner to hide.

Social contagion in the exam room: Peer influence and cancer surgeons’ use of breast MRI

May 15, 2017
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found that surgeons’ use of a new imaging test is influenced by the practice style of their peers.

Macrophages need two signals to begin healing process

May 11, 2017
In the immune system, macrophages act not only as soldiers responding to invading pathogens but also help rebuild the injured tissue once the infection is defeated. A new study by Yale Medical School researchers published in the journal Science show how they accomplish this seemingly unrelated task. 

Well-traveled tool shows early humans covered vast distances

May 10, 2017
A new analysis of an obsidian scraper excavated in southern Syria during the 1930s demonstrates that, shortly after Neanderthals disappeared, modern humans covered far greater distances than previously known, according to archaeologists from Yale University and the University of Cologne.