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Primary Care May Be Political: Doctors’ political preferences affect treatments prescribed

Primary Care May Be Political: Doctors’ political preferences affect treatments prescribed

There is new evidence that suggests that physicians may not be the completely objective people we would like them to be. Yale researchers determined that physician’s political beliefs affects the treatments they prescribe to patients, particularly when faced with politically salient issues.

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A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

A New Way to Play: The Yale play2PREVENT Lab

Yale professor of medicine Lynn Fiellin works through the Yale play2PREVENT Lab to develop video games for children and teens that aim to prevent health issues such as HIV, smoking, and drug abuse.

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Something Fishy About Estrogen: Zebrafish Model Offers New Perspectives for Autism

Something Fishy About Estrogen: Zebrafish Model Offers New Perspectives for Autism

Yale researchers use zebrafish to uncover a surprising relationship between autism and estrogen.

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Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

Sugar Snares with Calories Instead of Sweetness

Despite what many researchers have thought, we are attracted to sugar more because of its caloric content than its sweetness, a new Yale study proposes. The study may provide new strategies to avoid excess sugar consumption as well as insight into balancing nutrition and taste in food products.

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I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

I See You: New Research on Girls’ Behavior Reveals Differences Between Sexes in Autism

Atypical of individuals with autism, girls at risk for this disorder seem to focus on social stimuli even more than normal children. The protective effects observed might alter the way we view the disorder.

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What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

Neuroscientists, curious about what generosity looks like in the brain, tell a story of how emotional processing and mirror neurons might encourage social behavior.

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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

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

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

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

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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