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New strategy for untreatable kidney disease: targeting cell energy

May 7, 2019
By targeting a protein called Polycystin 2, Yale researchers have identified a promising approach for treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Study finds Americans prefer tax credits to government checks

May 7, 2019
New research shows that even when the policies are regressive, many Americans prefer indirect delivery of government benefits to direct cash subsidies.

What does Earth’s core have in common with salad dressing? Maybe this

May 6, 2019
Molten iron alloys containing silicon and oxygen form two distinct liquids — not unlike oil and vinegar — under conditions like those in Earth’s core.

SOM Insights: Forgiving debts may boost employment during recessions

May 6, 2019
Reduced consumer spending contributes to job losses. A new study suggests that debt relief may provide a much-needed boost to the economy.

Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

May 6, 2019
Alongside a UN report declaring one million species at risk of extinction, new research singles out extinction risk predictions for 2,200 amphibian species.

Single molecule puts sperm on track

May 2, 2019
New research into a key molecule that helps activate sperm, and acts as a “cellular GPS system” guiding them to the egg, may help treat infertility.

Yale astronomer helps create ‘history book’ image of the universe

May 2, 2019
Astronomers have completed the Hubble Legacy Field, a mosaic of nearly 7,500 images from one part of the sky that stretches back 13.3 billion years.