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Biden’s “Moonshot” Initiative: Launching a new effort to combat cancer

Biden’s “Moonshot” Initiative: Launching a new effort to combat cancer

🕔22:48, 3.Mar 2016

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.

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Cases of Zika Virus on the Rise in Latin America, US

Cases of Zika Virus on the Rise in Latin America, US

🕔22:47, 3.Mar 2016

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.

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Deafness: More Than a Medical Condition

Deafness: More Than a Medical Condition

🕔22:47, 3.Mar 2016

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.

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Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

Building Bridges: Child Development and the Science of Peace

🕔23:34, 3.Feb 2016

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

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Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

🕔21:34, 3.Feb 2016

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?

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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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Modern Hunter-Gatherers Reveal Strategies for Adaptive Energy Use

Modern Hunter-Gatherers Reveal Strategies for Adaptive Energy Use

🕔18:51, 10.Nov 2015

The World Health Organization attributes obesity in developed countries to decreases in exercise and energy expenditure relative to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Where they led active lifestyles, ours are mostly sedentary. In recent research, Yale professor Brian Wood examined total energy

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How to Dose Antibiotics

How to Dose Antibiotics

🕔20:21, 4.Nov 2015

The development of antibiotic resistance is a mounting issue in healthcare. A recent study shows that the dosage of antibiotics that should be used in order to minimize the rise of resistance depends on competition between bacterial strains.

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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

🕔23:35, 8.May 2015

Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.

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Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

🕔20:48, 8.May 2015

Stephanie Heung is a senior in Calhoun College with a deep interest in public and global health policy. In her four years at Yale, she has been involved with many organizations, including MedX Yale, and has been published in the Huffington Post.

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