November 2019 News

An electron highway headed for methanol

November 27, 2019
Yale chemists have found a novel solution for two chemical tasks: producing methanol — a valuable liquid fuel — and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

World’s oldest comma shrimp was way ahead of the curve

November 26, 2019
A newly discovered, 90-million-year-old creature fills in a major evolutionary gap for a family of marine animals now found in abundance around the planet.

New image offers close-up view of interstellar comet

November 26, 2019
The comet named 2l/Borisov, first spotted this summer, is headed toward Earth and will reach its closest approach — about 190 million miles — in early December.

Linkage between evolution of pregnancy and cancer spread explained

November 26, 2019
In humans, the placenta invades the wall of the uterus in much the same way that cancer cells invade the surrounding tissues at the outset of metastasis.

New model for predicting kidney injury after common heart procedure

November 22, 2019
Exposure to contrast agents during angioplasty puts patients at risk of kidney damage. Yale researchers have developed a tool to minimize that risk.

Kline renovation will mark ‘re-envisioning of how we work on Science Hill’

November 20, 2019
A top-to-bottom renovation of the Science Hill landmark will be completed in summer 2022, with new, improved facilities for math, science, and physics research.

In a neighborhood near you: Yale’s new provost

November 20, 2019
In his first extended remarks as incoming provost on Nov. 15, Scott Strobel affirmed his commitment to learning about Yale’s ‘constellation’ of neighborhoods.