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Scientists show actin in action

March 7, 2019
Actin is the second most abundant protein on earth, and new Yale research has answered longstanding questions about its structures and molecular interactions.

Debra Fischer designated the Eugene Higgins Professor

March 7, 2019
Fischer, newly named as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is a leading exoplanet researcher.

Fischer and Lewis appointed to endowed chairs

March 7, 2019
Debra Fischer and Pericles Lewis were appointed to endowed professorships.

Molecular clock influences immune cell responses

March 5, 2019
Just as humans have circadian rhythms, cell populations have a desynchronized molecular “clock” that can affect immune responses, Yale research shows.

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment

March 5, 2019
Mutations of the TRIO gene cause some of the same structural and behavioral abnormalities found with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy.

Due to humans, extinction risk for 1,700 animal species to increase by 2070

March 4, 2019
Amphibians, birds, and mammals at greater extinction risk by shrinking their natural habitats thanks to human land-use expansion, according to a new Yale study.

The case of the over-tilting exoplanets

March 4, 2019
A new Yale study could have a big impact on how researchers estimate the structure, climate, and habitability of so called “Super-Earths” in the galaxy.