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New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented

September 13, 2018

The finding, said the researchers, offers a stark warning to public officials confronting the opioid crisis across the United States: Ignoring the risk of HIV c

Tiny protein has big impact in times of stress

September 13, 2018

New findings about the importance of the protein Lso2/CCDC124 — made up of just 92 amino acids — may have important implications for cancer research.

New approach improves detection of diseases at birth

September 12, 2018

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results.

Ceremony marks launch of SJTU-Yale Immune-metabolic Research Center

September 11, 2018

The center will provide a platform for the two medical schools to exchange ideas and resources, train students and postdocs, and hold joint research symposiums.

An idea to help drug users stop accidentally poisoning themselves

September 11, 2018

Public-health officials might, for a short time, offer people to trade tainted drugs for some mixture of money and pot.

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study

September 11, 2018

According to new Yale research, when respiratory cells protect against oxidative stress like cigarette smoke or pollen, antiviral responses can suffer.

YSPH responds to overdose crisis with panel discussion, naloxone training

September 7, 2018

Moderated by Dean Sten Vermund, the panel included professor Robert Heimer, Dr. Kathryn Hawk, T.J. Aitken, and New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell.

How surgery breaks the cycle of obesity

September 6, 2018

When diet and exercise no longer work, doctors treat the extra pounds as a disease. Fortunately, it’s a treatable one.

Survey highlights need for improvement in reporting diagnostic errors

September 4, 2018

The survey results point to inconsistent training to report errors, no unified reporting system, and widespread discomfort with reporting.

Yale School of Nursing stages ‘disaster simulation’

August 30, 2018

In June, students at the Yale School of Nursing engaged in a “disaster simulation” in which a tornado had destroyed a grocery store.