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Treating Autism Case by Case: Innovative personalized treatment methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Treating Autism Case by Case: Innovative personalized treatment methods for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Following developments elsewhere in the field of treatment, like the increasingly specific cancer medications and therapies that target specific cells unique to each type of cancer, researchers at the Child Study Center are finding ways to personalize autism medicine. In the future, treatment could be tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient.

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Cancer Treatment: More is Not Always Better?

Cancer Treatment: More is Not Always Better?

Surgical tumor removal has been the go-to cancer treatment for decades. Yale School of Medicine challenges surgery’s place as the most effective treatment of cancer with unexpected research results.

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Brain Drain Before Birth: Neural health problems of preterm babies appear to start before birth

Brain Drain Before Birth: Neural health problems of preterm babies appear to start before birth

Detroit has a high rate of preterm births, and these babies tend to experience neurodevelopmental delays. Based on a new study, those delays may start in the womb.

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The Existential Crisis of the Female Orgasm

The Existential Crisis of the Female Orgasm

The human female orgasm, unlike the male orgasm, is uncommon during heterosexual intercourse and has no direct connection to reproduction. How is it that it came to exist?

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A New Tool for Pediatricians: Yale team develops simulation to improve pediatric emergency care

A New Tool for Pediatricians: Yale team develops simulation to improve pediatric emergency care

Pediatric patients received better quality of care in pediatric emergency departments compared with general emergency departments. A Yale team developed simulation to study why patient outcomes in quality vary and how to improve quality of emergency care for pediatric patients.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Sticking It to Cancer: Fighting Tumors with Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles offer an alternative treatment for administering drugs to cancer patients with ovarian and uterine carcinomas. Yale researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of drug delivery via a bioadhesive class of these nanoparticles.

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Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

Brain Damage Before Birth: How Zika Causes Microcephaly

The biggest epidemic since Ebola has caused a sharp increase in cases of babies being born with abnormally small heads. At Yale, a team of researchers have uncovered the first breakthrough insights into a molecular understanding of how Zika virus causes microcephaly.

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Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Mental Illness: Conflicting Treatment Recommendations

Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.

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Fruit Flies Generate Buzz in Oncology Research

Fruit Flies Generate Buzz in Oncology Research

Research into fruit fly growth hormones has yielded a new understanding of hormonal interactions that could be useful in fighting the growth of cancers in humans.

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