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Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

Targeting Diabetes at Its Source: Preserving Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes

🕔19:25, 21.Dec 2013

A clinical trial led by Yale professor Kevan Herold may lead to an effective new treatment for type 1 diabetes.

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Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

Written in our DNA: A Genetic Explanation for the Ethnocentricity of the HIV/TB Epidemic

🕔14:40, 21.Dec 2013

Why is the TB/HIV dual epidemic so pervasive in sub-Saharan Africa? Dr. Richard Bucala’s research at the Yale School of Medicine suggests genetics holds the answer.

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Small Molecules Show Potential for Treatment of Ischemia

Small Molecules Show Potential for Treatment of Ischemia

🕔14:02, 21.Dec 2013

In a collaborative study, researchers from several Yale departments have developed small synthetic molecules that limit damage to the heart from ischemia, which could potentially be developed into drugs to be used in a surgical or therapeutic setting.

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iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

iPhone Detects Intestinal Worms in 200 Children

🕔09:37, 30.May 2013

During fieldwork, Dr. Isaac Bogoch assembled a microscope from an iPhone, an $8 ball lens, and some tape, to detect hookworms in 200 Tanzanian children. The invention gives hope for increased detection of the disease in rural Africa and around the world.

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A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Disease: Diagnosing Malaria with Magnets

🕔20:15, 11.May 2013

An ingenious, easy-to-use diagnostic device developed by Vanderbilt professor Dr. Rick Haselton could be a game-changer in the fight against malaria.

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A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

A Child’s Focus: Breakthroughs in Early Autism Detection in Infants

🕔19:20, 11.May 2013

Led by Professor Katarzyna Chawarska, a team of scientists at the Yale School of Medicine have detected deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months — the earliest detection age for Autism Spectrum Disorders yet.

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Fat Storage and the Discovery of Lipid Droplets: How Understanding “Basic” Processes Can Lead to More Effective Medical Treatments

Fat Storage and the Discovery of Lipid Droplets: How Understanding “Basic” Processes Can Lead to More Effective Medical Treatments

🕔18:23, 5.Apr 2013

The process of how the body stores fat is often thought to be well-studied and characterized. However, Professor Tobias Walther’s research has led to the discovery that there are two different types of lipid droplets in the body that feature dramatic differences and ultimately suggest different treatment options for associated diseases.

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You’re More than You Eat! Recent Research Verifies Link Between Gut Biota and Malnutrition

You’re More than You Eat! Recent Research Verifies Link Between Gut Biota and Malnutrition

🕔18:13, 5.Apr 2013

Researchers have uncovered the critical role that gut microbes play in establishing patterns of disease and physiology related to malnutrition.

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Nanoscale “Smart Bombs”: A Two-in-One Attack on Cancer

Nanoscale “Smart Bombs”: A Two-in-One Attack on Cancer

🕔04:36, 3.Apr 2013

In the ongoing search for new cancer treatments, Yale Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Tarek Fahmy tackles an old question with new technology.

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For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

For Children, Gender Differences in Emotional Expression Depend on Who’s Watching

🕔19:10, 31.Mar 2013

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Tara Chaplin finds that whether or not children exhibit emotional responses in line with gender stereotypes depends on context.

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