September 2018 News

Minority medical residents face burden of bias during training

September 28, 2018
A Yale study has found that microaggressions, being asked to serve as “ambassadors,” and crises of identity common experiences among minority residents.

Neighbors hold key to the renewal of stem cells

September 27, 2018
Changes in neighboring cells — either by death or differentiation — trigger stem cells to renew, according to a new study by Yale researchers.

Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some

September 25, 2018
Variants in the SORCS2 gene are linked to the severity of alcohol withdrawal in some people who have European ancestry.

Joseph Manning wins NSF grant to study climate change, human history link

September 24, 2018
Manning is the principal investigator of the Yale-led project titled “Volcanism, Hydrology and Social Conflict,” which has received $1.3 million from the NSF.

Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don’t know it

September 21, 2018
Without routine screening, most only discover they carry cancer-associated gene variants when that person or family members receive a cancer diagnosis.

‘Conflict and cooperation’: chemistry at the human bacteria interface

September 21, 2018
The Yale Chemical Biology Institute’s Jason Crawford describes his work to uncover the mechanisms of how bacteria regulate the human immune system.

Raymond, Brodersen win major NSF “Rules of Life” awards

September 21, 2018
F&ES professors Peter Raymond and Craig Brodersen have won a combined $1,200,000 for their work on river microbes and conifer needles, respectively.