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Islands are evolutionary cradle for Antarctica marine life

July 24, 2017
The largely barren islands reaching north from Antarctica perhaps will be the first places to be impacted by invading species in the wake of climate change.

‘Tug of war’ explains diversity of cell migration patterns

July 20, 2017
Yale researchers have identified the mechanism accounting for the diverse cellular migration patterns of cells inside intertwined human tissues.

The secret of why plants grow to the right or left

July 20, 2017
A team of Yale scientists have recently discovered a mechanism that controls whether plant organs are helical.

Respite from the Urban Heat Island? Study Eyes Costs of Irrigation as Remedy

July 20, 2017
A new Yale study will examine this delicate relationship between cooling and water consumption in some of the world’s drier cities, from Phoenix to Cairo. The outcome, researchers say, could help inform municipalities as they make difficult choices in the face of climate change and surging population growth. Led by Kangning Huang, a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies [F&ES], the study will evaluate the potential outcomes of irrigating green spaces in six cities worldwide. The project was recently awarded a grant from NASA.

A scientific stopwatch for the world’s largest animals

July 18, 2017
We can’t time a live Tyrannosaurus rex in the 100-yard dash, but scientists now can calculate the top speed for the world’s largest animals, past and present.

Yale researchers use new techniques to pinpoint evolution in fungi

July 13, 2017
Authors from Yale and Michigan State University collaborated on a National Science Foundation study of five types of fungi that has illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes.

Heart study finds faulty link between biomarkers and clinical outcomes

July 13, 2017
Surrogate endpoints (biomarkers), which are routinely used in clinical research to test new drugs, should not be trusted as the ultimate measure to approve new health interventions in cardiovascular medicine, according to a recent study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in JAMA.