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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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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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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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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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