In the early 1950s, manufacturers began to use the compound bisphenol A—more colloquially known as BPA—as a strengthening agent in commercial plastics. It wasn’t until forty years later that researchers began to suspect that synthetic chemicals like BPA could disrupt
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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.
Tackling Inflammation at its Genetic Roots: Applying Personalized Medicine to Autoimmunity and Cancer
Yale researchers, led by professor of medicine Richard Bucala, have discovered that the transcription factor, ICBP90, governs the disease-causing aspect of a key inflammatory gene. This discovery has spurred new drug development efforts for patients of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer.
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.
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.