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Brain Drain Before Birth: Neural health problems of preterm babies appear to start before birth

Brain Drain Before Birth: Neural health problems of preterm babies appear to start before birth

Detroit has a high rate of preterm births, and these babies tend to experience neurodevelopmental delays. Based on a new study, those delays may start in the womb.

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Bull’s Eye: Targeted Immunotherapy of Myasthenia Gravis

Bull’s Eye: Targeted Immunotherapy of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a motor disease, starting with muscular pain and potentially escalating to failure of vital muscles such as the diaphragm. Like other autoimmune diseases, it was historically treated with steroids, which suppress the immune system overall. Professor Richard Nowak at the Yale School of Medicine has found a much more targeted attack strategy.

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A New Tool for Pediatricians: Yale team develops simulation to improve pediatric emergency care

A New Tool for Pediatricians: Yale team develops simulation to improve pediatric emergency care

Pediatric patients received better quality of care in pediatric emergency departments compared with general emergency departments. A Yale team developed simulation to study why patient outcomes in quality vary and how to improve quality of emergency care for pediatric patients.

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The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

The Evolution of Color Linguistics: A Phylogenetic Approach to Color Terms

Evolution applies to more than living organisms. Yale scientists Hannah Haynie and Claire Bowern investigate the evolution of color terms and its implication on linguistics.

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Daily Aspirin Use Links with Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

Daily Aspirin Use Links with Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that regular use of aspirin can effectively reduce pancreatic cancer risk by 50%.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

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

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

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

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

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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