Health & Medicine


Researchers create organoid of a brain region to study cognitive disorders

February 21, 2019

Yale researchers have created model thalamuses to study diseases like epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and depression.

10% of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren’t treated for it

February 21, 2019

Of the tens of millions of Chinese adults at risk for heart disease, only 3% receive treatment to manage that risk, compared to over 25% in the United States.

Yale first in Connecticut to offer advanced cardiac test

February 20, 2019

Radiologists and cardiologists at YSM are among the first ever to use a new personalized cardiac test that can predict the need for cardiac catheterizations.

Got sleep? March is National Sleep Awareness Month!

February 19, 2019

Being Well at Yale and Yale WorkLife are partnering with sleep experts to offer an informative series of workshops and a “2-Weeks to Better Sleep” Challenge.

Yale New Haven becomes first in CT to perform pediatric heart transplants

February 19, 2019

Families from Connecticut and Rhode Island will now have close access to pediatric care for congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions.

Study identifies a non-genetic cause of resistance to melanoma treatment

February 18, 2019

Yale researchers identified a new protein that, when downregulated, can result in resistance to BRAF inhibitors, a drug therapy effective in treating melanoma.

Study finds wide variation between human cell lines used for research

February 18, 2019

More than 70% of researchers fail to reproduce scientists’ experiments — one reason may lie in the significant differences in cell lines used by different labs.

Versatile drug may protect baby from hazards of intraamniotic infections

February 15, 2019

The drug N-acetylcysteine has been shown to decrease mortality and short-term neonatal morbidity in pregnancies complicated by infections or inflammation.

Women and health: the heart of the matter

February 15, 2019

Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn Mazure spoke at the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” event at The New Haven Lawn Club on Feb. 7.

Joshua Wallach: meta-researcher, Beatles fan, pizza connoisseur

February 15, 2019

Wallach, assistant professor of epidemiology in YSM’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, discusses his research and pizza in New Haven vs. New York.