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Yale Study Shows One in Four Hepatitis C Patients Denied Initial Drug Therapy

August 28, 2015

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Yale Study Shows One in Four Hepatitis C Patients Denied Initial Care

A new study from the Yale School of Medicine found that nearly one in four patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the infection. The finding, published August 27 in PLOS ONE, identifies a new barrier to caring for patients with […]

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Biologists Identify a New Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy

August 27, 2015

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A New Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy

Scientists from Yale University have identified a new way to boost immune response by metabolically “rewiring” immune cells. Inside a tumor, immune cells and cancer cells battle for survival. The advantage may go to the cells that metabolize the most glucose, say Yale researchers who have identified a new way to boost immune response by […]

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Yale Engineers Develop a Shape-Shifting Navigation Device for the Visually Impaired

August 27, 2015

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Engineers Develop a Shape-Shifting Navigation Device for the Visually Impaired

Researchers from Yale University have developed a shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired. Combine mechanical engineering, experimental theater, and an old dark church, and you’re bound to get some interesting results — a new navigation device, for instance. That’s what happened when Yale University engineer Adam Spiers, a postdoctoral associate in […]

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Scientists Develop New Technique To Improve Kidney Research

August 25, 2015

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Scientists Develop New Technique for Kidney Research

Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have developed a new 3D-imaging technique to better understand and to help treat kidney disease. One in four patients treated with the widely used anti-cancer drug cisplatin develop chronic kidney disease. To better understand how the treatment leads to kidney damage, and possibly prevent it, a team of researchers […]

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Yale Engineers Believe Cornstarch Could Lead To Better Protective Gear

August 24, 2015

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Cornstarch Could Lead To Better Protective Gear

New research from the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science is examining how cornstarch could lead to better protective gear for police, military and athletes. A quick scan of Eric Brown’s laboratory finds all the requisite high-tech equipment and equation-filled whiteboards. More incongruous are the many containers of Argo cornstarch – the same kind […]

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Yale Study Links Depression During Pregnancy to Risky Postpartum Sexual Behavior

August 21, 2015

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Study Links Depression During Pregnancy to Risky Postpartum Sexual Behavior

New research from Yale reveals that among young, urban women of color, depressive symptoms can start during pregnancy and can be a precursor to risky sexual behavior after a baby is born. The researchers, led by Shayna Cunningham, Ph.D., research scientist in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, did a randomized controlled trial of 1,233 females between the […]

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Yale Scientists Shed Light on the Warburg Effect

August 18, 2015

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Yale Researchers Shed Light on the Warburg Effect

A newly published study details how two Yale scientists used magnetic resonance measurements to answer the puzzle of the “Warburg Effect.” Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively. In the 1920s Nobel […]

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Flat-Slab Subduction in South America Mirrors Formation of Rocky Mountains

August 13, 2015

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Researchers Get an Unprecedented Look at a Geological Process in South America

For the first time, Yale University geophysicists are getting to look at a geological process in South America that mirrors the formation of America’s Rocky Mountains. Writing in the journal Nature, a team of geophysicists says its findings may help scientists better understand phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes, in addition to the development of […]

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SEAS Engineers Develop More Efficient Solar Cells

August 12, 2015

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SEAS Researchers Develop More Efficient Solar Cells

Using a technique that mimics how plants use solar energy and forcing two otherwise incompatible molecules to work together to cover the full color spectrum, engineers from Yale University have significantly increased the efficiency of polymer solar cells. The researchers, in Dr. Andre Taylor’s Transformative Materials & Devices Lab, developed a solar cell that performed […]

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Researchers Identify a Potential Marker for Schizophrenia

August 12, 2015

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New Study Shows Brain Abnormalities Are Present Even Before Onset of Schizophrenia

New research from Yale University reveals that even before the onset of schizophrenia, irregularities in key brain areas are already present in individuals at higher risk of developing psychosis. The findings identify a potential marker for the debilitating disease that afflicts 1% of the world’s population and suggest at least a partial explanation for why […]

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Newly Developed Simple Protein Plays Active Role in Cellular Function

August 11, 2015

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Yale Scientists Develope Simple New Proteins

Scientists from Yale University have created a synthetic protein that is active, despite its simplicity. Yale scientists have developed simple new proteins almost devoid of chemical diversity that still play a surprisingly active and specific role in cellular function, causing cells to act like cancer cells, they report August 10 in the Proceedings of the […]

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Researchers Detect a Self-Regulating Cycle of Star Births Within Elliptical Galaxies

August 10, 2015

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Astronomers Sort Through Thickets of Stars in Elliptical Galaxies

Astronomers help untangle the cosmic knots of stars at the center of giant elliptical galaxies. Two studies, one led by Yale’s Grant Tremblay and other led by Michigan State University researcher Megan Donahue, are providing new information about why the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies ratchet down their star production despite having plenty of available star-making […]

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Evidence of Galaxy Star Birth Regulated by Black Holes

August 9, 2015

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Astronomers Find Evidence of Galaxy Star Birth Regulated by Black-Hole Fountain

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. Combining Hubble data with observations from a suite of ground-based and space telescopes, two independent teams found that that the black hole, jets, and newborn stars […]

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Take Time to Protect Your Kids’ Skin Now, It Could Prevent Cancer Later

July 31, 2015

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Protecting Kids’ Skin Now Can Prevent Cancer Later

Dermatologists stress that protecting your children from the sun now can help prevent cancer later. More parents appear to be vigilant about protecting their children from the sun’s harmful rays—at least at Yale Dermatology-Middlebury where Brittany Craiglow, M.D. practices. Many parents tell Dr. Craiglow they’ve started applying sunscreen so early in their children’s lives that […]

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What the World Thinks of Climate Change: Predictors of Public Climate Change Awareness and Risk Perception

July 27, 2015

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Study Reveals Predictors of Public Climate Change Awareness and Risk Perception

A newly published study reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why. The study shows major contrast in awareness between developed and developing countries. Using data from the 2007-2008 Gallup World Poll, conducted in 119 countries, an international team of researchers identified the factors that most influence climate change […]

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Yale Scientists Reveal ‘Major Player’ in Skin Cancer Genes

July 27, 2015

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NF1 Identified as Major Player in Skin Caner Genes

Researchers from Yale University have confirmed that a gene known as NF1 is a “major player” in the development of skin cancer. A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed […]

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The Impact of Cosmic Wind on Galaxy Evolution

July 27, 2015

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Hubble Image of a Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Cluster

A newly published study from Yale University gives astronomers a clearer view of how powerful cosmic winds can blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. A Yale University analysis of one such event in a nearby galaxy provides an unprecedented look at the process. The research is described in the […]

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Researchers Develop a New Device for Studying Changes in T Cells

July 22, 2015

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New Device Tracks Changes in T Cells

Scientists at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a passive-flow microfluidic device for imaging latent HIV activation dynamics in single T cells. While studying latent HIV cells, researchers in the laboratory of Prof. Kathryn Miller-Jensen have developed a device that could make it a lot easier to track changes in cells […]

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