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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

🕔23:35, 8.May 2015

Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.

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Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

🕔20:48, 8.May 2015

Stephanie Heung is a senior in Calhoun College with a deep interest in public and global health policy. In her four years at Yale, she has been involved with many organizations, including MedX Yale, and has been published in the Huffington Post.

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Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

🕔20:41, 8.May 2015

Dr. Robert Ferry, Jr. (SM ’89) shares his post-graduation experiences, from becoming a pediatrician to joining the military after 9/11.

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Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

🕔17:27, 8.May 2015

A team of researchers across multiple institutions has conducted a four-year study which illuminates the benefits of the HPV vaccine. The study’s key finding revealed a significant decrease in precancerous lesions among women who received the vaccine.

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Torsin ATPase Plays Critical Role in Dystonia

Torsin ATPase Plays Critical Role in Dystonia

🕔17:20, 8.May 2015

Christian Schlieker and his research team in the department of molecular biophysics and biochemistry offer new insight into the molecular mechanism underlying DYT1 dystonia.

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88.3 cartoon: Lab Rats

88.3 cartoon: Lab Rats

🕔23:28, 7.May 2015 Read Full Article
So Cool it Hurts: Menthol in cigarettes creates illusion of non-irritation

So Cool it Hurts: Menthol in cigarettes creates illusion of non-irritation

🕔20:07, 29.Mar 2015

A team of researchers conducted a study with mice showing that menthol decreases the irritating effects of cigarette smoke. It was shown that menthol vapor has a normalizing effect on breathing patterns in the presence of cigarette smoke.

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Q&A: What Makes Bacteria Antibiotic Resistant?

Q&A: What Makes Bacteria Antibiotic Resistant?

🕔20:04, 29.Mar 2015

When doctors prescribe antibiotics, they always remind us to take the full course. But what happens if we forget? Every missed dose contributes to global antibiotic resistance.

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Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

Mythbusters: Does Vitamin C Really Help?

🕔19:47, 29.Mar 2015

Many people believe that vitamin C can prevent and treat the common cold. To the contrary, scientific evidence suggests that vitamin C does not in fact make a difference.

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You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

You Have 24 Hours: The struggles of treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

🕔19:36, 29.Mar 2015

This past summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge brought national attention to ALS, raising millions of dollars in research funds. Exciting advances are underway, and it is important that social media users, who were so eager to participate in the summer craze, understand the science behind this fatal disease and its treatment options.

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