October 2018 News

Dinosaur extinction drove pulses of fish diversification

October 12, 2018
By examining microscopic fish teeth buried on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, Yale researchers have found evidence of rapid evolution 66 million years ago.

Nobel laureate Thomas A. Steitz dies, mapped the structure of the ribosome

October 10, 2018
Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale and a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died Oct. 9. He was 78.

Two Yale graduate students named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars

October 10, 2018
Jessica Cerdeña and Demar Lewis were recently inducted into the national leadership development program.

Postdoctoral associate in immunobiology is named a STAT ‘wunderkind’

October 10, 2018
Kellie Jurado, a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Akiko Iwasaki, has been named a 2018 “Wunderkind” by the publication STAT for her work on the Zika virus.

Yale researchers study link between glucose metabolism and malaria

October 5, 2018
A glucose inhibitor called 2DG may prevent blood clotting and mini-strokes long enough to clear the parasites that cause cerebral malaria through antibiotics.

Yale Explores brings New Haven, interdisciplinary collaboration to Philly

October 5, 2018
“Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Natural Systems on Which It Depends” was the theme of the first Yale Explores event of the 2018-2019 year.

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form

October 5, 2018
By curtailing the effects of antibiotics, communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections.