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Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

Not So Sweet: Metabolic Problems Caused by Artificial Sweeteners

A new Yale study shows that a mismatch between sweetness and calories can fool the body’s metabolic system and interrupt digestion. What is the link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes?

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Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

A Yale-led study published in Science showed that a behavioral test could distinguish voice-hearers who need psychiatric treatment from those who don’t as well as predict the susceptibility of certain people to experiencing auditory hallucinations.

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A Reason to Make Cancer Cells Nervous

A Reason to Make Cancer Cells Nervous

An altered form of CRISPR has allowed a Yale-led team of scientists to identify not just the genes linked to the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, but the actual, specific combinations of genes that directly cause the cancer. They believe their approach can be applied to other cancers, thus enhancing the specificity and effectiveness of our treatments.

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Tetris as Therapy

Tetris as Therapy

Who would have guessed that the classic puzzle game Tetris could have applications in trauma treatment? Recent findings from a European group suggest that this may be the case.

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The Inflammation Question in Pregnancy

The Inflammation Question in Pregnancy

Inflammation during pregnancy is both essential and threatening. Researchers at Yale have uncovered the evolutionary history of this paradoxical response and believe it to be the next step in improving assisted reproductive technologies.

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Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Metabolic imaging of cancer: Soaring with BIRDS

Tumor imaging can help clinicians assess a patient’s response to cancer treatment. Yale Professor D.S. Fahmeed Hyder and his colleagues have developed a technique to more precisely image brain tumors by measuring extracellular pH.

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Countering the Antidepressant Myth for Pregnant Women

Countering the Antidepressant Myth for Pregnant Women

A study published in JAMA in April 2017 showed that the previously held belief that the use of antidepressants by pregnant mothers in the first trimester leads to adverse effects may be exaggerated.

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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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