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Climate benefits of wind and solar outweigh costs of ‘hidden’ emissions

December 14, 2017
While green technologies like solar and wind do create some carbon emissions, they prevent much more by displacing fossil fuels, according to a new study.

Aging impairs innate immune response to flu

December 12, 2017
New Yale-led research offers insight into how the body’s autoimmune response works, and how doctors can reduce influenza mortality in older adults.

Drug blocks Zika and dengue viruses in study

December 12, 2017
The small-molecule inhibitor, named NGI-1, shows promise as a treatment for Zika, dengue, West Nile, and yellow fever viruses.

Research yields promising insights into the nature of cornstarch and water

December 8, 2017
A precise mixture of cornstarch and water has some amazing physical properties, and thanks to a new Yale study, they might be able to be put to new use.

Yale astronomer combines science education and community outreach

December 8, 2017
Michael Faison, founding director of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, wants to make the cosmos more accessible for everyone.

Simple temperature change makes gene-editing more efficient

December 8, 2017
The new finding expands the usefulness of the CRISPR-Cpf1 technology, allowing researchers to make targeted genetic changes in a host of model organisms.

Unusual melting behavior of mantle mineral may dictate deep flow

December 8, 2017
New findings by Yale researchers illustrate how convection in Earth’s mantle is affected by unique physical properties of the mineral ferropericlase.