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Debunking the Science of House, M.D.

Debunking the Science of House, M.D.

The scientific explanations of the Fox medical show “House, M.D.” are supposedly grounded in fact. However, to what extent is this the case?

Pop an Aspirin, Protect Your Liver?

Pop an Aspirin, Protect Your Liver?

In a study led by Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Associate Professor of Digestive Diseases and Immunobiol­ogy, new data suggests that aspirin may reduce liver toxicity induced by a variety of different agents in addition to serving as a general painkiller.

Epidemiologist Receives Fulbright Scholarship for HIV Research

Epidemiologist Receives Fulbright Scholarship for HIV Research

Dr. Robert Heimer of the Yale School of Public Health has been selected as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to study the HIV epidemic in Russia, especially with respect to injection drug use.

Scientists Receive Grants to Study Ovarian Cancer

Scientists Receive Grants to Study Ovarian Cancer

In an attempt to improve the survival rate of women suffering from ovarian cancer, Dr. Gil Mor and Dr. Alessandro Santin of the Yale School of Medicine have collectively received over $5 mil­lion in grants to support their promising research.

Determining the Effects of desPLEX

Determining the Effects of desPLEX

Scientists working under Hugh Taylor, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science and the section chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale School of Medicine, have come one step closer to elucidating the science behind the dangerous side effects of DES.

Artificial Cells Boost T Cell Production

Artificial Cells Boost T Cell Production

In adoptive immunotherapy, a potential new cancer therapy, blood is drawn from the patient and T cells from that blood are proliferated, or expanded, outside the body. The expanded T cells are then re-injected to fight the cancer.

let-7 miRNA Helps Suppress Lung Tumor Cells

let-7 miRNA Helps Suppress Lung Tumor Cells

Recently, Dr. Frank Slack, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, made further breakthroughs working with these miRNA molecules, specifically with the let-7 miRNA and its use as a lung tumor-suppressor.

Polycystic Kidney Disease: Traditional Chinese medicine inspires modern-day therapy

Polycystic Kidney Disease: Traditional Chinese medicine inspires modern-day therapy

Last year, a team led by Professor Craig Crews of Departments of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, and Chemistry) stumbled onto an herb that could potentially be of use in treating Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

The Puzzle of Autism

The Puzzle of Autism

One out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with the disorder; among boys, who are four times more likely to have autism, the number rises to one in 94. Currently, 1.5 million Americans are autistic.

New Biomarker Test Detects Ovarian Cancer Earlier

New Biomarker Test Detects Ovarian Cancer Earlier

To assist in earlier diagnoses of ovarian cancer, Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. and his lab in the obstetric and gynecology department of the Yale School of Medicine have recently developed a new blood test.