While eating and drinking, we can only taste and smell our food when we exhale. A collaboration between Yale School of Medicine’s Shepherd Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design reveals the physiological phenomenon behind this.
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A recent study led by Yale researchers indicates that the hormone FGF21 may help protect against the collapse of the immune system with age by preventing the degradation of the thymus. This discovery may offer a promising treatment for improving immunity in the elderly, as well as for helping cancer patients following bone marrow transplants.
In a new study at the Yale School of Public Health, a correlation between negative views on aging and the onset of Alzheimer’s provides a potential target for future Alzheimer’s prevention.
Researchers can now identify individuals using data from their fMRI scans alone. This discovery may eventually have implications for the diagnosis of disease.
Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”
Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.
David Rand, assistant professor of psychology, describes cooperation patterns in children, who have thus far been understudied by social psychologists interested in human cooperation.
New research clarifies our understanding of memory deficits in schizophrenia patients.
A team of experimental philosophers led by professor Joshua Knobe studied the influence of morality on seemingly objective judgments.
Researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom have discovered that humans perceive the color yellow at lower wavelengths in the summer than in the winter.