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Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. This protective effect was found for all participants, as well as among those carrying a gene that puts them at higher risk of developing dementia, ...
She has dedicated herself to creating, building and sustaining highly successful institutions -- from the Poetry Center at Smith College to a major rebuilding of the Department of African American Studies at Yale University, and from the poetry non-profit Cave Canem to the Ford Foundation's programs in ...

A young woman wearing a virtual reality headset in front of a green screen. students are encouraged to visit the center and experiment with virtual reality and augmented-reality technology. When Jack Wesson's girlfriend was unable to visit her family over fall break last semester, he knew how to give her an ...
In the study of birth outcomes, going to extremes is not always necessary. While intense events such as heat waves, deep cold or famine can impact fetal development and play a major role in the health of newborns, scientists who study birth outcomes can learn a great deal from more moderate scenarios.
Vicky M. Chun greets members of the Yale Athletics community after being announced as director Vicky Chun meets members of the Yale Athletics Office during the ceremony announcing her appointment as Yale's next athletics director. (Photo by Mara Lavitt). Yale recently announced that Victoria M. Chun ...
A renovation has revitalized the Yale University Library's Manuscript and Archives Department's dark and drafty space in Sterling Memorial Library, creating a warm and bright research center for students and scholars to study archival collections documenting America's political, legal, diplomatic, social, and ...

A collaboration between the lab of Judy Cha, the Carol and Douglas Melamed Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering & Materials science, and IBM's Watson Research Center could help make a potentially revolutionary technology more viable for manufacturing. Phase-change memory (PCM) ...
King and his colleagues reported two cases of patients with significant loss of skin color from vitiligo, a chronic autoimmune disease that destroys skin pigment, leaving white splotches where there had been color. For King's patients, standard treatments, such as steroid creams and light treatment, had failed ...
Yale University's New Course on Happiness Is So Popular That 25 Percent of Its students Enrolled. Here's What It's About. A quarter of the student body signed up. That apparently upset some other professors. So, naturally, Yale says it won't offer it again. By Bill Murphy Jr. Bill Murphy Jr. is executive editor ...
On Friday, Feb. 2 the Wayne Escoffery Quintet, led by Yale school of music lecturer Wayne Escoffery, will perform "Delightfulee Morgan" at Morse Recital Hall. Part of the Ellington Jazz Series, the program celebrates the life and music of legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan in honor of his 80th year, and will ...
"Yale University is committed to making information, programs and activities on its websites and web applications accessible to people with disabilities," wrote Polak. "The university recognizes that websites and web-based applications are integral to the academic and administrative work of the university.
Southwestern University is honored to welcome Dr. Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, to campus on February 1st. Dr. Miller is a specialist in the art of the ancient New World and a curator of major international exhibitions. She is visiting Southwestern as part of Phi Beta Kappa's Visiting ...
... where the vision of a good life--what's really worth wanting in life-is contested," says Matthew Croasmun '06 M.A.R. '14 Ph.D., Associate Research Scholar and Director of the Life Worth Living Program at YCFC and Lecturer of Divinity & Humanities at Yale University. Croasmun, who teaches the course, ...
At Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m. Mathew Duman will highlight a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University's campus in New Haven. Using original photographs from his book, "An education in the Grotesque", he explores the ...
"As the world community pursues new sustainable development goals, policymakers need to know who is leading and who is lagging on energy and environmental challenges," said Daniel C. Esty, director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University.
"Popular music & Society in Iran: New Directions," a two-day symposium examining the social and political significance of music in Iran, will take place at Yale University on Jan. 26-27. "The political and sociological study of music in contemporary Iran is a growing field, and this event is the first of its kind to ...
NEW HAVEN -- A Yale University alumna who alleges she was groped by a university professor in the 1980s said the university refuses to accept a formal complaint detailing the allegations. Writer and Daily Clout CEO Naomi Wolf first detailed the allegations against Yale University Sterling Professor of ...

A common vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can cause dangerous blood clots to form in the legs. A study led by a Yale investigator suggests that the location of the clot can make a difference in patient outcomes. Using data from a large international registry, Dr. Behnood Bikdeli and his ...
Many women struggling to have a baby turn to in-vitro fertilization to improve their chances, and then face further uncertainty and anxiety when confronted with the decision of whether to use frozen or fresh embryos. A new study by a researcher at Yale school of public health and co-authors in China finds ...
A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens -- without increasing ...
People tend to dislike immorality in others, but they make exceptions, a new Yale University study has found. Disapproval of qualities associated with immorality such as dishonesty, sexual infidelity, mercilessness, and selfishness is conditional and not universal as some have argued, according to the ...
The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a Yale-led study published in science Immunology. Zika researchers had established that these antiviral proteins, known as type I interferons, were required to ...
The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to hitch intercellular rides to specific anti-inflammatory cells called M2 macrophages, Yale researchers report. Yale University researchers had previously shown that mesenchymal stem cells harvested from bone marrow ...
"Determining the causes of geographical variation within a species is critical to understanding underlying mechanisms of evolutionary patterns," said Eric J. Sargis, professor of anthropology at Yale University and the study's first author. "Our analysis demonstrates the need to assess multiple variables ...
To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat in order to preserve skeletal muscle that would otherwise be metabolized and converted to glucose. scientists have long believed that the transition to fat ...
A single brain neuron of the worm C. elegans. An individual neuronal cell of the worm C. elegans (captured through the visualization of calcium dynamics using the calcium sensor GCAMP6). Imaging of single neurons in the brains of behaving animals, like in this photo, allowed Yale researchers to ...
After receiving a $150 million donation from Blackstone co-founder and Yale alumnus, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Yale University plans to create a world-class campus center by renovating the historic Commons and Memorial Hall. Once complete in 2020, the Schwarzman Center will provide a central ...
"No-one has ever done what these students are trying to do", explains Cynthia Schwarz, course instructor and Associate Conservator of Paintings at Yale University Art Gallery. Conserving paintings at the adjacent conservation Laboratory, one of several labs at IPCH, Schwarz works shoulder to shoulder with conservators ...
On Friday, Yale University dedicated a room in its Sterling Memorial Library to alumnus Paul Block, Jr., late co-publisher of The Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. n7block-jpg-jpg. Paul Block, Jr., seen in 1975, served as co-publisher of The Blade while simultaneously working as a chemist with a doctorate ...
Antiques Roadshow: Yale University dumpster find is valuable piece of art. By Pam ... MILFORD -- A local women has learned an etching her late father took out of a dumpster at Yale University some 17 years ago is an original work by famed Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki worth $10,000 to $15,000.
Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and ...
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Needles resident Ashley Hemmers was named the 2017 Henry Roe Cloud distinguished alumni awardee at Yale University. The Henry Roe Cloud Conference started in 2005 to celebrate Native excellence at Yale through honoring the legacy of Henry Roe ...
students intent on entering the best colleges make strategic choices on every detail, and that was behind Arabic becoming the most popular second-choice language for Korean students taking the Suneung, a college entrance exam. English and a second foreign language are among the test subjects.
Yale Astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there. According to a study led by Professor Debra Fischer and graduate student Lily Zhao, there may be small, Earth-like planets in Alpha Centauri that have ...
A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses, according to a new study published in Cell Reports. The molecule, dubbed NGI-1, was identified by co-author Joseph ...
One challenge at YHack, the Yale University student-run hackathon held December 1-3, had a particularly timely theme. Find a way to combat fake news - stories from less-than-reputable sources that are easily shared via social media sites - and win a trip to Washington, DC to brief Congressional leaders ...
A new study shows that human waste accounts for a high percentage of nutrients consumed by some animals and plants in suburban ponds. Researchers at Yale University and Portland State University found that residential, suburban land use is altering the dynamics of the food chain, as well as where ...
The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale researchers shows. Previous estimates put deforestation at 35% to 55% on the continent since 1900. The new analysis estimates closed-canopy ...
A microscopic image of a metallic alloy. Yale researchers have discovered a method for creating a new kind of metallic glass, a class of materials made from complex alloys. By shrinking samples of metallic glass to nanoscale size, Yale researchers have discovered they can create new materials with ...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale University students for prison Divestment (YSPD), a group that advocates for Yale to divest from private prison Corporations, held a panel discussion on private prisons and mass incarceration on Dec. 1. The discussion was held in one of the common rooms at Davenport ...
A program that protects families in rural Bangladesh from seasonal income insecurity -- established in collaboration with Yale economist Mushfiq Mobarak -- is among the world's most cost-effective anti-poverty interventions, according to charity evaluator GiveWell.org. The program, No Lean Season, is a ...
In a new study, Yale researchers describe the role of a protein that promotes growth of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The gene, MELK, encodes a protein kinase -- an enzyme that modifies other proteins -- and is over-expressed in melanoma patient samples compared to normal skin.
In "Artisanal Enlightenment," Paola Bertucci asks: What would the Enlightenment look like from the perspective of artistes, the learned artisans with esprit, who presented themselves in contrast to philosophers, savants, and routine-bound craftsmen? Bertucci places the mechanical arts and the world of ...
Alex is now going to be attending Yale University next year on a full scholarship. "I didn't want to be pessimistic, but I didn't want to be super optimistic in case I didn't," said Alex, who says she waited all day Friday for the email, but couldn't open it alone when it finally arrived. "It was very exciting," said Alex.
Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: TRPX), a specialty clinical-stage pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based therapies, announces the completion of enrollment in its investigator-initiated Phase IIa study at Yale University evaluating its investigational compound ...
"I love meeting new people at hackathons -- the energy there, the excitement and the fervor," said an 18-year-old hacker. Benjamin Reichman was among the 1,100 students from roughly 100 colleges who came to Yale University for the international YHack hackathon challenge, held Friday-Sunday, Dec.
Thyroid hormone therapy significantly resolves fibrosis, or scarring, in the lungs of mice, increasing their survival from disease, a Yale-led study shows. This provides a novel insight into the development of pulmonary fibrosis and could lead to alternative treatment for this serious condition, according to the ...
Mallory Ortberg, an author, editor, and co-founder of the Feminist website The Toast, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 14 as a Poynter Fellow ...
Mikhail Fridman, the international businessman and co-founder of LetterOne, the international investment firm, spoke recently at Yale about ...
Earlier this year Yale University became the first university to experiment with a carbon fee, implementing a financially impactful fee on carbon ...


 

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