Science & Technology

Less than 1% of neurons — the VIPs — orchestrate brain development

August 16, 2017

Neuroscientist Jessica Cardin and colleagues discuss role of aptly named VIP interneurons in forming the brain’s cortical circuits.

Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effective, says study

August 16, 2017

People with opioid addiction who receive buprenorphine in the emergency department are more likely to still be in a drug treatment program 30 days later.

From thousands of suspects, Yale scientists ferret out cancer-causing genes

August 14, 2017

Using new technology, Yale-led team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma.

Study pinpoints gene’s new role in pancreatic cancer

August 10, 2017

A Yale-led study has identified a gene that is critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth, revealing a fresh target for new therapies.

Study describes key RNA epigenetic marker’s role in immune system

August 10, 2017

New research into the body's immune system offers a path to new treatments for autoimmune diseases.

Researchers explore what happens when people hear voices that others don’t

August 10, 2017

People who hear voices, with and without a psychotic illness, are more sensitive than others to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations.

Two genes help older brain gain new cells

August 9, 2017

A Yale study identified two genes that are crucial to creation of neurons in the brain region responsible for learning and memory.

Pathways to Science helps students and professors in equal measure

August 7, 2017

Ninety-two students from New Haven, West Haven, and Orange public high school participated in this year’s program, which featured 19 different STEM workshops.

Cellular garbage collectors implicated in development of Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2017

A Yale study suggests that reducing the build-up of lysosomes within neurons might be a novel way to treat dementia.

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease

August 4, 2017

The bacterium that causes Lyme disease may have some help from a gene found in the guts of infected ticks.