May 2018 News

Where the brain processes spiritual experiences

May 29, 2018
Yale scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience — the sense of connection to something greater than oneself.

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries

May 25, 2018
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention.

Modern birds evolved from ground-dwelling ancestor, after asteroid hit

May 24, 2018
The asteroid the killed off the dinosaurs may have cleared the way for a ground-dwelling common ancestor of modern birds to thrive, according to new research.

Scientists look to systems approach for next generation of cancer research

May 24, 2018
2018 Systems Biology Institute Symposium featured representatives from Yale and other research institutions to better understand how cancer harms the body.

What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter

May 23, 2018
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being.

PROSPECTing for antineutrinos

May 18, 2018
The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment has completed an antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of a new form of matter.

Alumnus’ gift endows the university librarianship

May 15, 2018
Susan Gibbons will now serve as the inaugural Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian, thanks to funding from the estate of Gates, who passed away in July.