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Study shows treeshrews break evolutionary ‘rules’

January 5, 2018
Common treeshrews native to Southeast Asia have been shown to break two common bits of evolutionary wisdom: the island rule and Bergmann’s rule.

Uncovering asthma’s genetic origins

January 3, 2018
YSPH explores how researchers are combing through mountains of data to understand a disease that afflicts growing numbers of children and adults.

Gao Yufang on taking a new approach to stopping the ivory trade

January 3, 2018
Gao Yufang ’14 M.E.Sc. discusses a new paper he has co-authored, calling for a holistic, values-based approach to addressing the epidemic of elephant poaching.

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.