As a Yale undergraduate, Jennifer Staple-Clark founded Unite for Sight, which has grown into an international organization that provides eye care and resources to hundreds of thousands.
Professor Tamas Horvath and his research team have found that natural birth stimulates production of a protein that helps neurons, especially those involved in memory, form connections.
Omar Samad and Dr. Stephen Waxman have developed a potential method to treat neuropathic pain by reducing the production of a specific sodium channel.
Alanna Schepartz and Andy Phillips have received a grant to research compounds that affect proteins involved in cancer, such as p53.
Bioethicist and Yale Professor Dr. Robert Levine believes that use of placebos in clinical research is ethical, but only under the right circumstances.
Dr. Judson Brewer of the Yale Medical School has shown that meditation decreases activity of the parts of the mind associated with self-referential processing and mind-wandering.
Implanting multiple embryos at once, a common practice in U.S. in vitro fertilization clinics, increases the chance of a successful pregnancy, but also risks expensive and potentially-dangerous multiple births.
Obesity is turning out to be much more complex than overeating and lack of exercise, as new research finds genetic, hormonal, neurological, and even immunological factors that appear to relate to weight.
The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.
A recent study led by Professor Hugh Taylor has identified the first genetic marker for endometriosis in a regulatory region of the KRAS gene.