August 2017 News

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.

‘Yellow fever mosquito’ came to California via two invasions

August 10, 2017
The mosquitoes found in northern California came from a different region than those now in the southern part of the state.

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.

Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response

August 10, 2017
When sweet taste and calories don’t align, the body’s metabolism can be fooled — which may explain the link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes.

Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate

August 10, 2017
Patients who choose alternative therapy for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, says a new study.

Medical students' evaluations differ based on race, ethnicity, gender

August 9, 2017
The language used in Medical Student Performance Evaluations, a key document in applying for a residency, reveals implicit bias.