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epilepsy

New Technique Fine-Tunes Treatment for Severe Epilepsy Cases

One of three epilepsy patients experience no relief from drugs and are candidates for surgery. An advance by researchers at Yale and the Cleveland...
obesity

Fat and Carb Combo Creates Stronger Food Craving

When fat and carbohydrates are combined in a single food they are more rewarding, calorie for calorie, than foods with either energy source alone,...
proteins

New Platform Will Help Create Designer Human Proteins in the Lab

Proteins, the end product of genes, carry out life functions. Most human proteins are modified by a process called serine phosphorylation — a chemical...
quantum bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
Silicon Brillouin Laser

New Laser Makes Silicon ‘Sing’

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sound waves to amplify light. A study about the discovery appears in the...
alcohol addiction

Drug to Treat Alcohol Addiction Also Helps with Suppression of HIV

A medication commonly prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder also appears to help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for...
addiction treatment

Online Program Outperforms Standard Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol abusers are more likely to complete treatment and use less drugs and alcohol, both within treatment and through a six-month follow-up...
Plaque in Arteries

Study Examines the Rise of Plaque in Arteries

The accumulation of cholesterol plaques in artery walls can lead to atherosclerosis, or the hardening of arteries that contributes to heart attacks and strokes....
soft robot

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and Team Awarded for Soft Robot That Can Carry...

For their work on a soft robotic system that can lift more than 200 times its weight, Adam Bilodeau, Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, and two...
antineutrinos

PROSPECTing for Antineutrinos

The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation of a novel antineutrino detector that will probe the possible existence of...
Birthplace of Starsvideo

A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars

A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s Sun. The maps provide unprecedented...
Rx opioids

Less Is More When It Comes to Rx Opioids for Hospital...

In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids...
cancer immunotherapy

New Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs Rapidly Reach Patients After Approval

The majority of patients eligible for cancer immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within a few months of FDA approval, according to...
lithium metal electrodes

Chemists Find New Way to Create Lithium Metal Electrodes for Batteries

Researchers at Yale and Donghua University in China have developed a new process for creating lithium metal that may boost the energy and capacity...
time crystal

Yale Physicists Find Signs of a Time Crystal

Yale physicists have uncovered hints of a time crystal — a form of matter that "ticks" when exposed to an electromagnetic pulse — in...
nanomaterials

A Reimagined Future for Sustainable Nanomaterials

Engineered nanomaterials hold great promise for medicine, electronics, water treatment, and other fields. But when the materials are designed without critical information about environmental...
opioid overdose

Plan to Curb Opioid Overdose Crisis Helps State, Nation

The opioid addiction and overdose epidemic continues to take the lives of too many Americans. Of the nearly 64,000 overdose deaths reported in 2016,...
pulmonary hypertension

Crosstalk Between Cells Plays Role in Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects blood vessels in the lungs. Once diagnosed, patients have limited treatment options, and...
air pollution

Study Shows Need to Broaden Focus on Sources of Air Pollution

From the new carpet in your house to the foam cushions in your couch, your cleaning products, or the asphalt in the street, numerous...
Oncotype DX

Many Economic Evaluations of Oncotype DX May Have Misleading Conclusions

Research led at the Yale School of Public Health have found that the majority of published papers analyzing the cost-effectiveness of a widely used...