Next step in depression treatment? Add rather than switch

July 11, 2017
Millions of patients suffering from major depression get little relief from the first drug they are prescribed. A major new study of 1,522 patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers shows these patients benefit more from adding an antidepressant treatment than from switching to another one.

A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new ‘hot Jupiter’ candidates

July 6, 2017
Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill and are found orbiting only 1% of Sun-like stars.

“Rewiring” Our Fight Against Infection

July 6, 2017
John MacMicking of the Systems Biology Institute talks about his work to integrate abstract and experimental science in an effort to “rewire” the host immune response to infection. Dr. MacMicking is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and tenured Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology at the School of Medicine.

Drug restores cells and memories in Alzheimer’s mouse models

July 5, 2017
A new drug can restore memories and connections between brain cells in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease, a new Yale-led study suggests.

Long-time-lapse nanoscopy provides leisurely view of cell interior

July 3, 2017
New nanoscopy technology reveals interior of the cells with more clarity for longer periods than ever before, Yale researchers report in the July 3 issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology. Yale’s Derek Toomre and Alanna Schepartz explain how the technology is opening up a host of new research possibilities.

Public Will Back Carbon Tax — But It Depends on How You Sell It, Study Says

June 27, 2017
A new study led by Stefano Carattini, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies [F&ES], suggests how a carbon tax is structured — and how its benefits are communicated to voters — are vital to building public support.

Using the green plant playbook to design better energy tech

June 26, 2017
The transfer and storage of energy during photosynthesis is considered one of the world’s great marvels, and a new study has identified natural design principles within the process that could improve energy efficiency in new solar technology.