Quantcast

Latest Yale University Stories

d73243f9654ef75c5b4f42463ec0e1b91
2010-04-26 08:10:10

Key players in carbon cycle multiply slowly when overheated In dark, rich soils on every continent, microbes dealing with the effects of climate change aren't accelerating global warming the way scientists had predicted, a study by researchers at the University of California at Irvine, Colorado State University and Yale University shows. Results of the study appear in a paper published on-line this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. The work was supported by the National Science...

2010-04-20 13:48:54

Yale University engineers have found that the defects in carbon nanotubes cause T cell antigens to cluster in the blood and stimulate the body's natural immune response. Their findings, which appear as the cover article of the April 20 issue of the journal Langmuir, could improve current adoptive immunotherapy, a treatment used to boost the body's ability to fight cancer. Adoptive immunotherapy involves extracting a patient's blood so that the number of naturally occurring T cells (a type of...

a8383c7019b7dd0628d6256f113666b91
2010-04-19 12:11:53

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur with a softball-sized lump of solid bone on top of its skull, according to a paper published in the April issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. The species was a plant-eating dinosaur about as big as a medium-sized dog that lived 70 to 80 million years ago, said Nicholas Longrich of Yale University, lead author of the paper. The team discovered two skull fragments in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas in 2008. They compared...

71d6e64d48a27c2a2d6f9e70a664d3d81
2010-04-18 09:20:00

Prejudice towards obese people is rife among trainee health professionals, but can be modified, new research has found. The study, published in the journal Obesity, says weight-based discrimination by the public has increased by 66% over the past decade with anti-fat prejudice among health professionals found to be high in western nations, and often exceeding that found within the general population. The research, by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Hawaii and Yale University,...

c690b4b6485f05df7e4e4851f37b85f31
2010-03-25 14:11:54

Supermassive black holes found at the centers of distant galaxies undergo huge growth spurts as a result of galactic collisions, according to a new study by astronomers at Yale University and the University of Hawaii. Their findings appear in the March 25 edition of Science Express. As massive, gas-rich galaxies in the distant universe collide, the central black hole feeds on gas that is funneled to the center of the merger. "As a result of the violent, messy collision, the black hole also...

2010-03-23 23:01:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance/rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to a Princeton Review survey of 9,132 college applicants and 3,042 parents of applicants, stress levels are up and college costs are a major concern this year: 86% of respondents say financial aid will be "very necessary" to pay for college, and 68% report the economic...

2010-03-23 09:36:00

BOSTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College's 36th commencement exercises, on Saturday, June 5th at 11 a.m. In 2008, Dr. Carson received the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dr. Carson, one of the world's leading neurosurgeons, is also an eminent scholar, author and philanthropist. For years he...

fe924369e2d1ead9ad07e00494950b501
2010-03-19 10:02:54

The key to human individuality may lie not in our genes, but in the sequences that surround and control them, according to new research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Yale University and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory  (EMBL). The interaction of those sequences with a class of key proteins, called transcription factors, can vary significantly between two people and are likely to affect our appearance, our development and even our predisposition to...

53149672410452ec73014323a3e95e3f1
2010-03-15 14:05:00

An international team led by Yale University has, for the first time, measured the mass of a type of supernova thought to belong to a unique subclass and confirmed that it surpasses what was believed to be an upper mass limit. Their findings, which appear online and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Astrophysical Journal, could affect the way cosmologists measure the expansion of the universe. Cosmologists use Type Ia supernovae"”the violent explosions of dead cores of stars...

6d245fbeaa0983bf98778ea5828a3b011
2010-02-25 07:29:11

More frequent tropical cyclones in Earth's ancient past contributed to persistent El Niño-like conditions, according to a team of climate scientists led by Yale University. Their findings, which appear in the Feb. 25 issue of the journal Nature, could have implications for the planet's future as global temperatures continue to rise due to climate change. The team used both cyclone and climate models to study the frequency and distribution of tropical cyclones (also known...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
Related