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New health informatics degree launches at Yale School of Public Health

September 26, 2018

The program will be housed in the Department of Biostatistics at YSPH and directed by Professor Cynthia Brandt, M.D., Ph.D. Applications are now being accepted.

Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some

September 25, 2018

Variants in the SORCS2 gene are linked to the severity of alcohol withdrawal in some people who have European ancestry.

Alumna Patricia Nez Henderson on breaking boundaries at Yale

September 21, 2018

Henderson ’94 M.P.H., ’00 M.D. discussed her work promoting the wellness of the Navajo community in a conversation with President Peter Salovey on Sept. 17.

Yale Explores events coming to Philadelphia and New York City this fall

September 21, 2018

The innovative program is back for the fall semester, traveling down I-95 for stops in Philadelphia and New York on Oct. 3 and Oct. 11, respectively.

Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don’t know it

September 21, 2018

Without routine screening, most only discover they carry cancer-associated gene variants when that person or family members receive a cancer diagnosis.

‘Conflict and cooperation’: chemistry at the human bacteria interface

September 21, 2018

The Yale Chemical Biology Institute’s Jason Crawford describes his work to uncover the mechanisms of how bacteria regulate the human immune system.

Early warning sign of psychosis detected

September 21, 2018

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia, says a new study.

New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid

September 20, 2018

Findings about the spinal fluid of HIV patients from a sensitive new genetic test could provide insights into a host of neurological diseases.

A thief in our midst: Scientists find gut proteins that rob us of vitamins

September 18, 2018

When gut microbes decorate their cell exteriors with proteins called BtuG, they can latch onto and deprive us of essential B12 vitamins, says new Yale research.

Sen. Chris Murphy defends gains, promotes expanded health care at YSPH talk

September 18, 2018

In a Sept. 17 lecture, Murphy defended the ACA and spoke about “buttressing” its gains with legislation to make Medicare directly available to every citizen.