Health & Medicine


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.

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science receives $20 million grant

September 17, 2018

The grant, from the NIH and FDA, will fund research on the influence of flavorings and additives on the addictive potential of tobacco and e-cigarette products.

Study provides new insights into the origins of genetic diseases in cells

September 17, 2018

New Yale research offers insight into how filamin mutations can cause neurological, cardiovascular, and skeletal abnormalities during human development.

Your teen is underestimating the health risks of vaping

September 14, 2018

Young people may think that vaping does no harm — and that’s a problem.

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.