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The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

The Flow of Flavor: How Exhaling While Eating Affects Smell and Taste

🕔19:13, 5.Apr 2016

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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To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

To Immunity and Beyond: Recruiting the Heroic Hormone that Rescues Aging Immune Systems

🕔18:40, 5.Apr 2016

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.

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Alzheimer’s: Age is But a Number

Alzheimer’s: Age is But a Number

🕔13:45, 31.Mar 2016

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.

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Your MRI Machine Knows Who You Are: Unique “brainprints” can identify individuals

Your MRI Machine Knows Who You Are: Unique “brainprints” can identify individuals

🕔22:49, 3.Mar 2016

Researchers can now identify individuals using data from their fMRI scans alone. This discovery may eventually have implications for the diagnosis of disease.

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Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

Who’s on First?: Specialized groups of neurons encode sentence meaning

🕔21:55, 2.Feb 2016

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?”

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Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

🕔12:27, 2.Feb 2016

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.

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Comprehending Cooperation in Children

Comprehending Cooperation in Children

🕔20:33, 4.Nov 2015

David Rand, assistant professor of psychology, describes cooperation patterns in children, who have thus far been understudied by social psychologists interested in human cooperation.

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Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

Is Memory Loss the Origin of Madness?

🕔15:24, 5.Oct 2015

New research clarifies our understanding of memory deficits in schizophrenia patients.

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Experimental Philosophers Investigate Morality of Everyday Judgments

Experimental Philosophers Investigate Morality of Everyday Judgments

🕔15:13, 5.Oct 2015

A team of experimental philosophers led by professor Joshua Knobe studied the influence of morality on seemingly objective judgments.

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How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

How Perception of Color Changes with the Seasons

🕔20:59, 3.Oct 2015

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.

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