February 2018 News

Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness

February 27, 2018
Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life.

New grant opportunities promote interdisciplinary environmental research

February 23, 2018
The Leitner Awards for Uncommon Environmental Collaboration will aim to foster research and teaching partnerships between F&ES and other units at Yale.

Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science is about ‘positive impact’

February 20, 2018
Last month Yale launched the new Center for Biomedical Data Science, which will act as a hub for research and education in biomedical data science at Yale.

Study illuminates tiny RNA’s role in heart disease, obesity

February 20, 2018
Yale researchers have found that by disrupting this microRNA in key tissues, they can reduce plaque buildup in arteries while avoiding unintended effects.

A mineral blueprint for finding Burgess Shale-type fossils

February 16, 2018
According to a new study, scientists may be able to use a distinct “mineral signature” to detect sites with fossils that preserve evidence of soft tissue.

Economist’s data-driven analysis sheds light on environmental questions

February 16, 2018
The work of Yale economist Joseph Shapiro includes a cost-benefit analysis of the Clean Water Act and a study in the decline of in manufacturing pollution.

Study suggests expanded range for emerging tick-borne disease

February 15, 2018
New research led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that Borrelia miyamotoi’s geographic range is bicoastal, far larger than previously believed.