February 2019 News

Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

February 28, 2019
Couples report greater marital satisfaction when at least one spouse has a genetic variation known as the GG genotype within the oxytocin gene receptor.

YSM professor describes ‘compounding trauma’ of asylum seekers in detention

February 27, 2019
The Yale Center for Asylum Medicine’s Dr. Katherine McKenzie shares her experience visiting an asylum detention facility in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A closer look at congenital heart defects

February 27, 2019
Yale Medicine highlights how medical advances paint a brighter picture for those born with the most common form of birth defect.

Yale researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

February 27, 2019
A new Yale-led discovery presents a powerful new mechanism with potential uses in quantum computing, cryptography, and quantum communications.

New grants fund YSPH research for caregivers and those with depression

February 26, 2019
Professors Joan Monin and Katie Wang of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences will receive research grants totaling over $4 million.

Economist Ebonya Washington examines questions of race and gender

February 25, 2019
Focusing on public finance and political economy, Washington’s research touches on the impact of the Voting Rights Act, the price of motherhood, and more.

Yale Assyriologist decodes ‘writing of the heavens’ by ancient stargazers

February 22, 2019
What would the ancient Babylonians have made of recent celestial events like the blood moon and super moon? Just ask Yale professor Eckart Frahm.