Health & Medicine

New cancer immunotherapy drugs rapidly reach patients after approval

May 10, 2018

The majority of patients eligible for cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors received treatment within months of FDA approval, according to a new study.

We should oppose Gina Haspel’s CIA nomination because of her torture record

May 9, 2018

Haspel’s nomination for director of the CIA is antithetical to historical bipartisan condemnation of torture.

$15 million gift to expand Blavatnik Fund for innovation in life sciences

May 9, 2018

The new grant will build on the fund’s early successes in bolstering translational research and propelling the work of investigators toward the marketplace.

Can a judge solve the opioid crisis?

May 8, 2018

Multidistrict litigation cases have become the court system’s tool of choice for handling high-profile harm caused by national companies.

Advanced practice RNs fill critical gaps in primary healthcare

May 8, 2018

55 million Americans live in areas with a shortage of primary care providers. Advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners are meeting the challenge.

Graduating M.D. students to showcase their scientific research on May 10

May 4, 2018

Student Research Day, the annual event showcasing the results of M.D. candidates’ thesis research, will take place on Thursday, May 10 in The Anlyan Center.

Neurosurgeon’s work and life featured in The Lancet

May 4, 2018

Dr. Dennis Spencer’s journey from the fields of Iowa to chairman of the neurosurgery department at Yale is featured in a new series of biographical articles.

Former Yale roommates win $75K grand prize at Harvard to combat disease

May 4, 2018

Alumni Andrew Rothaus ’11 B.A. and Dr. Abraar Karan ’11 B.A. are taking on Zika by developing a safe, effective mosquito repellent with their startup hour72+.

Yale scientists host local students at cardiovascular research center

May 3, 2018

This spring, 70 local teens from Common Ground High School in New Haven visited YSM to learn about the work of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center.

Early treatment for HIV infection helps halt brain damage

May 3, 2018

A new study shows that HIV-related neurological damage occurs sooner after initial infection than previously thought.