Long-time-lapse nanoscopy provides leisurely view of cell interior
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
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
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.
Yale Scientist Receives Hartwell Research Award to Target Chronic Bacterial Infections in Children
Nikhil Malvankar, Ph.D., assistant professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, has received a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for biomedical research to advance children’s health.
Having kids really can break your heart
Genes that aid in reproductive success also make people more prone to heart attacks, say scientists — a finding that will surprise few parents.
Study pinpoints protein key to fighting a common intestinal illness
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. It is highly infectious and potentially deadly. The virus, which has evolved strategies to evade the immune system, is the focus of new research lead by immunologist Richard Flavell and published in Nature.
Yale archaeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs
The previously unknown rock inscriptions are some of the oldest — and largest — signs from the formative stages of the hieroglyphic script.