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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

🕔23:53, 17.Jan 2017

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

🕔23:30, 17.Jan 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice if killing lung cancer cells was as easy as flipping a switch? As it turns out, effectively targeting these cells is more like a dimmer rather than a switch, but it can be done, according to

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The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

🕔23:13, 17.Jan 2017

As winter settles in, perhaps the only seasonal “foods” more iconic than hot chocolate and s’mores are cough drops and tea. Why do some people want to weather colds holding steaming bowls of comforting soup, while others suffer queasy stomachs

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

🕔21:13, 17.Jan 2017

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Canines are Over Overimitation

Canines are Over Overimitation

🕔20:48, 17.Jan 2017

A recent Yale study supports that overimitation, or accepting information as true, is distinctly human, as dogs and dingoes do not display this unique behavior.

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How to Eavesdrop on a Synapse

How to Eavesdrop on a Synapse

🕔23:05, 16.Jan 2017

The 100 trillion synapses in our brain contain a wealth of information about health and disease in the brain. Scientists at the Yale PET Center have recently developed a novel imaging technique to view synaptic connections in the living brain.

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Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

🕔23:05, 16.Jan 2017

The biggest epidemic since Ebola has caused a sharp increase in cases of babies being born with abnormally small heads. At Yale, a team of researchers have uncovered the first breakthrough insights into a molecular understanding of how Zika virus causes microcephaly.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

🕔23:04, 16.Jan 2017

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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PITCH In Full Swing

PITCH In Full Swing

🕔04:10, 16.Aug 2016

What can a biologist do with ten million dollars?  Find new therapies for cancer?  Treat inflammatory illnesses?  Fight infectious diseases? Established in 2015, the Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health (PITCH) is working to accomplish all of these goals. 

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Replaying the Tape of Cancer Development

Replaying the Tape of Cancer Development

🕔04:09, 16.Aug 2016

Sometimes, when scientists apply the knowledge and methods of one discipline to another, surprising and novel discoveries can manifest. Questions such as “How did each case of cancer come to be?” may benefit from an additional perspective, complementing that of

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