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Finding Hidden Cancer Cells: New Study Mobilizes the Immune System to Find Undetectable Cancer Cells

Finding Hidden Cancer Cells: New Study Mobilizes the Immune System to Find Undetectable Cancer Cells

Immunotherapy has become a new tool for treating cancer.  Using the processes that attack pathogens, researchers have discovered treatments that in some patients’ transform cancers from life threatening to manageable conditions.  However, in many patients with several types of cancer,

Finding A Needle In A Haystack: How a Yale Study Used Genetic Implications to Treat Cervical Cancer

Finding A Needle In A Haystack: How a Yale Study Used Genetic Implications to Treat Cervical Cancer

Cancer is caused by a series of genetic mutations, and an understanding of these genetic mutations in cancerous cells is crucial to the future development of cancer treatment. Cervical cancer specifically, has a particularly poor prognosis, making mutation targeted treatment

Study Shows No Long-Term Benefit from Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Study Shows No Long-Term Benefit from Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, makes up 20-25% of all breast cancer diagnoses in women  in the U.S. A new Yale study shows that a common intervention does not improve outcomes for women dealing with the disease.  DCIS is

Visualizing the Pathway of Pain: The Path to Opioid Alternatives

Visualizing the Pathway of Pain: The Path to Opioid Alternatives

In communities across America, the opioid crisis is ripping apart families. Overdoses are leaving children orphans and addiction is ruining lives. The root cause of the issue is the over prescription of opioid painkillers by medical professionals. Between 21% and

Yale Study Investigates Barrier to Rural Opioid Treatment: Driving Distance to Methadone Clinics

Yale Study Investigates Barrier to Rural Opioid Treatment: Driving Distance to Methadone Clinics

Public health officials say that the drug methadone, dispensed daily, is one of the key tools for combatting the opioid epidemic in the United States. Every day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in

Vicarious Optimism

Vicarious Optimism

Have you ever taken a bite of a greasy cheeseburger, considered whether it increases your risk of heart disease, and immediately told yourself, “It won’t happen to me?” This is ane example of optimism bias—the belief that each of us

The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The Role of Error in Quantum Computing

The future of information technology may be in the qubit. The term, a combination of quantum and bit, is used to refer to an electronic circuit that functions as the basis of quantum computing. It relies on the principle of

Science in the Spotlight: How to Tame a Fox (And Build a Dog)

Science in the Spotlight: How to Tame a Fox (And Build a Dog)

They greet their owners at the door with leaps and wagging tails, begging for pats. Read Lee Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut’s account of how they tamed the fox and why it matters.

Documentary Review: (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Documentary Review: (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Honesty is a moral foundation of all modern societies, crucial for smooth function at all levels, yet researchers like Dan Ariely reveal that lying and cheating are truly endemic worldwide. In (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, viewers learn the many forms dishonesty can take, the effects it can have, and the ways we can combat it.

Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

The question of whether humans are inherently selfish or selfless has long been a struggle to answer. Yale Ph.D. candidate Adam Bear and Professor David Rand strive to explain human behavior of cooperation and selfishness with a theoretical game theory model.