August 2018 News

Lab ‘failure’ leads to potential treatment for obesity

August 9, 2018
Yale scientists’ failure to create a morbidly obese mouse in the lab may have led to a promising discovery for the treatment of obesity in humans.

Function of gene mutations linked to neurological diseases identified

August 9, 2018
New research by Yale investigators into the function of VPS13 proteins may help to develop new therapies for Parkinson’s disease.

Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival

August 7, 2018
Personalized lung cancer treatment based on broad-based genomic sequencing may not be effective enough to warrant the cost of testing, suggests a new study.

Four faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

August 6, 2018
Four faculty members — Ardis Butterfield, Grace Kao, Robert Stepto, and Harrison Zhou — have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Ancient sea sediments speak: No ‘Big Bang’ for burrowers

August 1, 2018
Undersea burrowing animals have had profound effects on the planet’s ecosystem — but their emergence was anything but sudden, according to a new study.