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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With the support from a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Virginia Pitzer will develop models on how best to use typhoid vaccines in developing countries.
A team of Yale students has developed an electronic method to store a child’s vaccination records using wearable computer chip technology. The project was designed for use in rural Indian communities without Internet access.
A screening of over 1000 chemicals found in hydraulic fracturing fluids and wastewater identified hundreds of potential toxins, highlighting the need for further studies.
Recent incidents of various food-borne illnesses at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants throughout the country have consumers and public health professionals alike questioning the chain’s reputation.
AACR directors Patricia LoRusso of the Yale School of Medicine, George D. Demetri of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center are working to implement a “moonshot” for cancer initiative to produce innovative breakthroughs.
Beginning to conjure up as much frenzy as the Ebola virus, the Zika virus has become a major public health issue. Professionals are scrambling to learn more about the virus that has now pervaded the Western hemisphere.
An exhibit at the Yale Medical Library explores the medical history of deafness, but also the rich culture and community in which Deaf people share.
Rarely do the findings of child development and peace building intersect. Yale researchers are leading a conversation about how interventions targeted to children can create a more peaceful world
A double espresso shot delays the human circadian clock by an average of 40 minutes. How does
the most widely used psychoactive drug — caffeine — affect our internal timekeeping?