October 2017 News

Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

October 19, 2017
The finding might explain disordered eating behavior — and even a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease — among obese and diabetic individuals, say researchers.

Mobile devices may determine how places and people increase HIV risk

October 18, 2017
Federal funding will allow researchers to develop methods to accurately assess the effects of GPS tracking and cell phone monitoring on HIV risk behavior.

Patient navigators address barriers to health care

October 12, 2017
The Yale Patient Navigator Program pairs teams of medical students with patients from Yale’s primary care clinics who face serious social barriers to health.

Yale discovery indicates potential for new types of cancer drugs

October 12, 2017
Yale Cancer Center scientists have made a fundamental discovery about EGFR signaling that may open the potential for new types of cancer drugs.

A better understanding of space — via helicopter

October 12, 2017
Yale researchers have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space.

Three Yale alumni are recipients of MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

October 11, 2017
Three Yale alumni — visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, photographer Dawoud Bey, and psychologist Betsy Levy Paluck— have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

Study reveals potential new treatment for postpartum smokers

October 11, 2017
Women who took replacement progesterone after giving birth had decreased cravings to smoke and were more likely to stay off cigarettes.