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January 19, 2023

Loophole enables FDA approval of unsafe medical devices, Yale study finds

Manufacturers, through a loophole in the law, can use unsafe medical devices as a basis for bringing new, related products to market.

January 16, 2023

A geochemical journey from the center of the Earth

Yale researchers have a new theory to explain some of the geochemistry of “hotspots” — magma plumes from deep in the Earth that erupt at the surface.

January 11, 2023

Can neuroimaging reveal the roots of psychiatric disorders? Not just yet

Technology shows great promise in helping clinicians link mental health disorders to abnormal brain activity, but work remains for illnesses such as PTSD.

January 4, 2023

Does COVID change the body’s response to other threats? Depends on your sex

A new study finds that COVID-19 can trigger stronger inflammatory responses in males, resulting in changes to their functional immunity long after recovery.

January 3, 2023

Simple nasal swab can provide early warning of emerging viruses

A new Yale-led study finds that testing for a single immune system molecule on nasal swabs can help detect stealthy viruses not identified in standard tests.

January 3, 2023

COVID-19 treatment gaps highlight persistent health care challenges

A new analysis of how far Americans have to travel to receive COVID-19 oral treatments like Paxlovid reveals stubborn discrepancies in health care access.

December 19, 2022

How the brain gives rise to cravings: neuromarker sheds new light

Yale researchers have uncovered a pattern of brain activity that predicts drug and food craving, a potentially valuable biomarker for addiction.

December 15, 2022

Inflammation may explain antidepressants’ link to preterm birth

Antidepressants can increase the risk of preterm birth, but it’s unclear why. A new Yale study shows inflammation may play a key role.

December 13, 2022

Juggling act: New insights into parenting during the pandemic

A dramatic shift toward remote work caused telecommuting parents in the U.S., particularly mothers, to spend significantly more time “parenting” their children.

December 13, 2022

Driver of cystic fibrosis lung inflammation yields target for treatment

Yale researchers have uncovered a driver of the chronic inflammation that damages lungs in cystic fibrosis. It could be a target for treatment.