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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 4, 2017
Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications.