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Crosstalk between cells allows Listeria bacteria to hijack immune system

June 26, 2019

Yale investigators have described how the Listeria pathogen manipulates the immune system to promote its own survival.

Yale scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads

June 26, 2019

Combining experimental analysis and clinical data, Yale researchers have discovered a mechanism in cancer’s spread that could help develop new drug treatments.

How the brain helps us make good decisions — and bad ones

June 25, 2019

Distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making decisions and determining which choices to store in memory, a new study shows.

The secret of autobiographical memory is in assembly of cells

June 25, 2019

Yale research suggests that the size and shape of neuronal assemblies are the most crucial elements in our ability to record episodic memories.

YSPH training programs draw Chinese health officials, practitioners

June 24, 2019

The Yale-China Children’s Hospital Training Program, with workshops in research and leadership, wrapped up at the Yale School of Public Health on June 13.

More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain

June 24, 2019

Overall use of 3-D mammography rose from 12.9% to 43.2% of screening exams between 2015 and 2017, but lags among some vulnerable populations, a new study finds.

Medical library unveils newly renovated facilities

June 21, 2019

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library unveiled its newly renovated library facilities with a celebration to christen the space on June 20.

Strengthening palliative care in Israel

June 21, 2019

Israel is home to 9 million people, and of more than 40,000 decedents a year only 10% receive palliative care. YSN’s Dena Schulman-Green wants to change that.

Study explores role of metabolism in immune cell behavior

June 21, 2019

New Yale research has uncovered a previously unrecognized process involving the metabolism of mitochondria and immune cell biology.

A bacterial remnant may explain arthritis in Lyme patients

June 21, 2019

New Yale research offers insight into why some Lyme disease patients continue to suffer from debilitating arthritis even after antibiotic treatment.