News Releases

June 15, 2017

New tool measures resilience in adolescent Syrian refugees

Researchers from Yale and universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom have developed a reliable survey tool to measure resilience in youths displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria.

June 14, 2017

Yale faculty host media roundtable about the opioid crisis

Faculty from Yale’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Psychiatry offered members of the media insights into the the opioid crisis in Connecticut — and the importance of accurate reporting about it — at a roundtable discussion on June 13.

June 7, 2017

Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors?

An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to Yale Cancer Center experts. Often, these cancers will not grow large enough to become significant within a patient’s lifetime and subsequently early detection could lead to overdiagnosis, said the reseachers.

June 5, 2017

Study: Many athletes with implantable defibrillators can do sports

Some young adults have inherited heart conditions that require them to use an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD. For years, they were told they could not engage in sports more vigorous than golf. But a new study led by a Yale researcher suggests that the risks of participating in sports for athletes with ICDs are actually quite low.

June 5, 2017

Study identifies potential health care ‘double jeopardy’ for minority patients

A new study sheds light on the depth of health care disparities faced by minority populations in the United States. The findings suggest a possible “double jeopardy” for black and Hispanic patients: Not only has it been shown that members of minority groups receive less high-quality, effective care than their peers, they may also be at risk of receiving more low-value, ineffective care.

June 5, 2017

Tourette-like tics vanish in mice treated with histamine

Yale scientists produced increased grooming behavior in mice that may model tics in Tourette syndrome and discovered these behaviors vanish when histamine — a neurotransmitter most commonly associated with allergies — is introduced into their brains.

June 1, 2017

Yale chemists forge a new path in the search for antibiotics

Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics.

May 31, 2017

Yale experts question push for ‘abuse-deterrent’ Rx opioids

In response to the rise in opioid overdose deaths nationwide, pharmaceutical companies have developed formulations of prescription opioids designed to prevent tampering or abuse. These “abuse-deterrent” forms, however, are expensive and may not actually have the intended effect, say experts from Yale School of Medicine.

May 30, 2017

Fossil skeleton confirms earliest primates were tree dwellers

Earth’s earliest primates dwelled in treetops, not on the ground, according to an analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico — the oldest-known primate skeleton.

May 25, 2017

Optic probes shed light on binge eating

Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. "What was most remarkable was the rapidity with which the mice began to eat,” said the researcher.