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Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

April 23, 2019

Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.

For teens living with cancer, keeping life as ‘normal’ as possible

April 22, 2019

With a new center dedicated to teenage patients, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is working to make the battle against cancer an easier one for young adults.

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to lower brain connectivity

April 18, 2019

Researchers have found reduced connectivity between the amygdala and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in children with autism who exhibit disruptive behavior.

Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules

April 18, 2019

Using the chemical screening technology PRESTO-Tango, Yale researchers have identified specific gut bacteria that impact various aspects of human biology.

Storytelling and public health: the power of emotion in science

April 18, 2019

Dr. Neal Baer, a pediatrician and writer on shows such as “ER,” spoke about conveying public health information with creative storytelling at YSPH on April 9.

Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

April 17, 2019

New Yale research challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions after death.

Sniffles and sneezes: A Q&A about allergies with Dr. Ryan Steele

April 17, 2019

An instructor of clinical medicine at Yale School of Medicine, Steele discusses allergy prevention, treatments, and other facts allergy sufferers need to know.

New test could lead to personalized treatments for cystic fibrosis

April 16, 2019

The test combines high-speed video microscopy with a novel video analysis algorithm to measure the coordinated movement of cilia in the lungs.

New drug mimics benefits of ketamine for depression

April 16, 2019

A new small-molecule drug called NV-5138 has produced a rapid antidepressant response similar to that of ketamine when tested in mice.

Safeguards for human studies can’t cope with big data

April 15, 2019

We should not be asking those tasked with protecting human participants to single-handedly identify and contend with the implications of the digital revolution