June 2017 News

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. 

Study pinpoints protein key to fighting a common intestinal illness

June 21, 2017
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. It is highly infectious and potentially deadly. The virus, which has evolved strategies to evade the immune system, is the focus of new research lead by immunologist Richard Flavell and published in Nature.

Yale archaeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs

June 20, 2017
The previously unknown rock inscriptions are some of the oldest — and largest — signs from the formative stages of the hieroglyphic script.

Study identifies gene — and drug target — involved in inflammation after injury

June 20, 2017
During a stroke or organ transplant, patients can suffer an injury due to lack of blood supply to vital organs. The injury — known as ischemia reperfusion — can cause damage to tissues. But a new Yale-led study has identified a previously unknown mechanism leading to the injury, and a potential target for drug treatment.