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Oxytocin: Not just for women

Oxytocin: Not just for women

Discover how a previously considered maternal hormone, oxytocin, actually plays an important role in fathers as well.

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Q&A: Why is Sleep Important?

Q&A: Why is Sleep Important?

Sleep is key to our survival and well-being, but the exact reasons for its existence are unclear. Much research focuses on the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis, a proposed mechanism that balances synaptic growth and shrinkage to prevent brain damage and support learning.

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No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have drawn a cellular map of the liver, bringing us one step closer to knowing where each of our 37 trillion cells lies in our bodies.

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When Junk Food Finds Samoans

When Junk Food Finds Samoans

A new Yale study shows that a changing, modernized diet in the small island state of Samoa is creating significant heath problems for local Samoans.

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Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

In a whole-brain connectivity study, Yale researchers have developed a novel predictive model capable of predicting an individual’s behavior based on how their brain is wired.

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Hear and Now: Pioneering Research at the Yale Ear Lab

Hear and Now: Pioneering Research at the Yale Ear Lab

At the Yale Ear Lab, Dr. Alla Ivanova has not only discovered a link between damaged mitochondria and hearing loss, but also found a way to treat those mitochondria using antioxidants and prevent hearing loss.

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Forgetting Cocaine

Forgetting Cocaine

A new Yale study has found a drug that helps rats block memories associated with cocaine.

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Deadlier Diseases

Deadlier Diseases

Yale Professor Paul Turner’s lab investigated the effect of rates of environmental change on virus mutation. The study results contribute to knowledge that will ultimately help scientists predict virus evolution and disease emergence, potentially preventing outbreaks and saving lives.

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A “Beta” Way to Treat Type I Diabetes: A Sweet Discovery

A “Beta” Way to Treat Type I Diabetes: A Sweet Discovery

Diabetes is caused by the immune system’s attack on its own beta cells. Yale researchers have uncovered a population of beta cells resistant to these immune attacks, providing hope for those with Type I diabetes.

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If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It: Curing Brain Cancer by Preventing DNA Repair

Broken DNA can put us on the path towards fixing cancer. Research by Peter Glazer and Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center suggests that carcinogenic mutations most current therapies aim to repair can instead serve as selecting agents for better drug targeting with DNA repair inhibitors.

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