Health & Medicine

Less than 1% of neurons — the VIPs — orchestrate brain development

August 16, 2017

Neuroscientist Jessica Cardin and colleagues discuss role of aptly named VIP interneurons in forming the brain’s cortical circuits.

Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effective, says study

August 16, 2017

People with opioid addiction who receive buprenorphine in the emergency department are more likely to still be in a drug treatment program 30 days later.

A tumor-suppressing gene can be harmful in some cancers

August 15, 2017

Knocking out a gene that guards against blood cancers and heart disease may actually help combat solid tumors, says a Yale study.

On the off-label use of ketamine as a treatment for mood disorders

August 14, 2017

Drs. Gerard Sanacora and Samuel T. Wilkinson write that enthusiasm for the rapid-acting antidepressant should be coupled with caution.

State standards do little to improve access to specialists in Medicaid

August 14, 2017

More needs to be done to eliminate the gap in access to specialty care for Medicaid patients, concludes a new Yale study.

From thousands of suspects, Yale scientists ferret out cancer-causing genes

August 14, 2017

Using new technology, Yale-led team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma.

Uncommon Market brings fresh, affordable food to staff

August 11, 2017

Operated by Yale Hospitality, Uncommon Market brings affordable fresh produce and foods to all Yale staff, faculty, and students every Friday during summers.

Study pinpoints gene’s new role in pancreatic cancer

August 10, 2017

A Yale-led study has identified a gene that is critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth, revealing a fresh target for new therapies.

Study describes key RNA epigenetic marker’s role in immune system

August 10, 2017

New research into the body's immune system offers a path to new treatments for autoimmune diseases.

Researchers explore what happens when people hear voices that others don’t

August 10, 2017

People who hear voices, with and without a psychotic illness, are more sensitive than others to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations.