Health & Medicine

Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia in older adults

February 7, 2018

Even in older adults with a high genetic risk for developing dementia, a positive attitude toward aging can reduce the risk of developing it by nearly 50%.

Irish and Peccia appointed to endowed chairs

February 7, 2018

Two Yale faculty members, Vivian Irish and Jordan Peccia, were appointed to endowed professorships.

New Haven health director moves to address disparities in community

February 6, 2018

Byron Kennedy M.P.H. ’01, M.D. ’04, Ph.D. ’04, health director for New Haven, thinks all health is local — meaning providers need to engage with the community.

Highlighting Yale science at the World Economic Forum

February 5, 2018

President Peter Salovey and other Yale luminaries joined experts from around the globe at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held Jan. 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland.

A YSN-trained critical care nurse responds to Hurricane Harvey

February 5, 2018

Jenny Rendon is using skills gained at Yale to help victims of Hurricane Harvey at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas.

Yale leads largest-ever collaboration to educate health workers in Rwanda

February 5, 2018

Yale in partnership with Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health program, the U.S. government, and others is leading the charge to improve public health in Rwanda.

Two Yale teams awarded BioScience Pipeline grants for cancer-fighting tech

February 2, 2018

Founded in 2015, the BioScience Pipeline program enhances biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project.

Brain scans show why some type 1 diabetics miss low blood sugar cues

February 1, 2018

In non-diabetic adults, low blood sugar causes changes in key regions of the brain that are linked to decision making. Not so for many diabetics.

App that detects depression wins at Tsai CITY Healthcare Hackathon

February 1, 2018

Called “Bene,” the under-development app analyzes vocal and facial responses to prompted questions in order to gauge a user’s psychological state.

New YSM center formed to support biomedical data science

February 1, 2018

The the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science will aim to strengthen Yale’s ability to investigate large-scale biological and medical problems.