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cancer

Yale Scientists Discover Molecular Key To How Cancer Spreads

Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, is triggered on the molecular level, and have...
Immune System

Crosstalk Between Cells Allows Listeria Bacteria To Hijack Immune System

Listeria bacteria in food, water, or soil can cause food poisoning and even life-threatening infections in vulnerable people. In a study, Yale...
cancer

Yale Scientists Discover Molecular Key to How Cancer Spreads

Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, is triggered on the molecular level, and have...
mental health disorders

How the Brain Helps Us Make Good Decisions — and Bad...

A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. 
autobiographical memory

The Secret of Autobiographical Memory Is in Assembly of Cells

Of all forms of memory, episodic memory is the most intimate. We recall the sequences of events that happen to us —...
metabolism

Study Explores Role of Metabolism in Immune Cell Behavior

What makes healthy cells change and become dysfunctional to the point of causing disease? In addition to a disruption in genes that...
Lyme disease

A Bacterial Remnant May Explain Arthritis in Lyme Patients

Even after antibiotic treatment, some Lyme disease patients continue to suffer from debilitating arthritis. A new Yale study may explain why.
tick-borne pathogen

How an Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogen Evades Detection

Human babesiosis is an emerging infectious disease transmitted to humans by ticks. A team of Yale researchers has discovered how Babesia microti, one of...
hunger hormone

Yale-Led Study Reveals Biology of Leptin, the Hunger Hormone

In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity....
autoimmune disease

How Common Gut Bacteria Trigger a Lethal Autoimmune Disease

What causes the immune system, designed to protect us, to turn on the body and attack healthy cells? Common bacteria that reside...
sugar

Yale team deciphers sugar’s siren song

Sugar’s sweetness and calorie content combine to give it lethal power to destroy diets, many scientists have assumed.  However, new study by Yale University...
depression

Yale’s depression model outperforms psychiatrists

A simple questionnaire filled out by depressed patients can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help them, according to a new...
Alzheimer’s

Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer’s

A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Yale University researchers have found.  The study, using mouse models of...