December 2017 News

Yale study: Violence declines during intensive PTSD treatment

December 21, 2017
An intensive Veterans Health Administration treatment program can reduce violent behavior in combat veterans with PTSD, according to new research.

New test shows when body is fighting a virus

December 21, 2017
By collecting cells with a simple nasal swab and testing for RNA expression and protein levels, researchers are able to positively identify viral infections.

Opportunities to vaccinate young women against HPV missed at alarming rate

December 15, 2017
Among women aged 18-26 eligible for vaccination, two-thirds have had “missed opportunity” visits with health care providers, according to Yale research.

Climate benefits of wind and solar outweigh costs of ‘hidden’ emissions

December 14, 2017
While green technologies like solar and wind do create some carbon emissions, they prevent much more by displacing fossil fuels, according to a new study.

Aging impairs innate immune response to flu

December 12, 2017
New Yale-led research offers insight into how the body’s autoimmune response works, and how doctors can reduce influenza mortality in older adults.

Drug blocks Zika and dengue viruses in study

December 12, 2017
The small-molecule inhibitor, named NGI-1, shows promise as a treatment for Zika, dengue, West Nile, and yellow fever viruses.

Research yields promising insights into the nature of cornstarch and water

December 8, 2017
A precise mixture of cornstarch and water has some amazing physical properties, and thanks to a new Yale study, they might be able to be put to new use.