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heart failure

Big Data Analysis Accurately Predicts Patient Survival from Heart Failure

Heart failure is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, costing healthcare systems worldwide more than $30 billion annually. Current...
cerebral cortex

One Gene Spurred Growth of Key Brain Area

Scientists have identified several genes that when mutated can cause children to be born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads. But exactly how these...
Malaria Vaccine

Study Explores New Strategy to Develop a Malaria Vaccine

A serum developed by Yale researchers reduces infection from malaria in mice, according to a new study. It works by attacking a protein in the saliva...
Nerve Cells

Gene Jumpstarts Regeneration of Damaged Nerve Cells

Searching the entire genome, a Yale research team has identified a gene that when eliminated can spur regeneration of axons in nerve cells severed...
topical antibioticvideo

Topical Antibiotic Triggers Unexpected Antiviral Response

A Yale-led research team made a startling discovery while investigating the effect of bacteria on viral infections. When they applied a common topical antibiotic...
opioids

Alternatives to Opioids

Since ancient times, humans have used opium and its derivatives to block pain. Yet in all that time, no one has found a solution...
diabetes

Taming an Unruly Target in Diabetes

Focusing on a simple hormone in us all, a Yale researcher has found specific forms of it that poke toxic holes in cells —...
West Nile Virus

Researchers Develop a Novel RNA-Based Therapy to Target West Nile Virus

A Yale-led research team developed a new RNA therapy, delivered through the nose, to treat mice infected with West Nile Virus. The innovative approach...
treatment for addiction

How Treatment for Addiction Came out of the Dark Ages

“It’s not often that a psychiatrist gets to hear ‘Doctor, you saved my life,’ ” said Ellen Edens, M.D., FW ’09, assistant professor of...
lupus, hepatitis c, psychiatric disorders, genes, psychiatric conditions, carotid artery

Study Points to Potential Personalized Approach to Treating Lupus

In individuals with lupus, immune cells attack the body’s own tissue and organs as if they are enemy invaders. A new Yale-led study describes...
lose memory

How Do We Lose Memory? a Step at a Time, Researchers...

In mice, rats, monkeys, and people, aging can take its toll on cognitive function. A new study by researchers at Yale and Université de...
Heart Disease

Study Probes the Role of Key Protein Linked to Heart Disease,...

Diet-induced diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are leading causes of death worldwide. In their search for novel therapies for these related chronic illnesses, Yale...
Lung Disease

New Research Opens Door for Potential Treatment of Deadly Lung Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death globally. Every year, over 12 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with COPD, and 120,000...
Metallic Glasses

New Clues to How Metallic Glasses Form

For millennia, people have used molten sand and other ingredients to create a vast array of traditional glass products, including beads, vessels, lenses and...
Musculoskeletal Surgery

For Musculoskeletal Surgery, Nerve Blocks Mean Less Pain and Faster Recovery

In a room near the operating suites at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus, anesthesiologist Jinlei Li, MD, prepares a patient for a total...
antibiotic-resistant infection

Bacteria-Hunting Virus Fished from Connecticut Lake Treats Infected Doctor

An anti-bacterial virus found in a Connecticut lake successfully treated an 80-year-old doctor with a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection in his heart, a Yale team of...
Gut bacteria

The Enemy Within: Gut Bacteria Drive Autoimmune Disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new...
Blockchain

This Yale Technology Could Fix Blockchain’s Security Issues and Make It...

There are startup ideas that offer incremental improvements to existing industries – and then there are ones that completely reinvent those industries, charting a...
autism

College Students with Autism Have High Rate of Suicidal Thoughts

Over the next decade, about 247,000 young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are expected to enroll in universities, colleges, or technical/vocational schools. Because...
colon cancer

Nut Consumption May Aid Colon Cancer Survival

People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don’t,...