March 2020 News

Paul Messier: Using science to advance the arts and humanities

March 13, 2020
Messier, the new chair of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, discusses his new role, old photographs, ultra-violet lasers, and more.

Ancient Chinese medicine unlocks new possibilities for cancer treatment

March 13, 2020
After 20 years of research, Yale pharmacologist Yung-Chi Cheng and his partners are launching the first international clinical trial for a botanical drug.

How T cells make sure they have quiet time

March 12, 2020
Each T cell has a gas pedal and brakes that operate simultaneously. When T cells overwork, people can be more susceptible to overactive immune responses.

Why throat cancers are on the rise, and why it matters to you

March 11, 2020
Oropharyngeal cancers are on the rise among men, and HPV — the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States — is causing the uptick.

SOM Insights: Male scientists praise their own research more

March 11, 2020
Male scientists are more likely than their women colleagues to use words like “excellent” to describe their own work — which may impact how it’s received.

Emotionally intelligent bosses make for happier, more creative employees

March 6, 2020
A study of close to 15,000 people has found that when managers acknowledge employees’ emotions — and manage their own feelings — the entire workplace benefits.

The harmful effects of stress during pregnancy can last a lifetime

March 5, 2020
According to a new study, stress in the womb and soon after birth can decrease the body’s ability to ward off bacterial infections and fight tumors for life.