December 2018 News

Child deaths from opioids nearly tripled in recent years, says Yale study

December 28, 2018
Close to 9,000 children and teens in the United States died from opioid poisonings over the last two decades, a nearly three-fold increase in mortality rates.

How do hair follicles grow? A Yale-led study untangles the science

December 27, 2018
New findings by Yale researchers may lead to strategies for regenerating lost hair follicles in adults.

Innovative way to block HIV runs into a roadblock

December 27, 2018
Combating the spread of retroviruses that can cause blood cancer and AIDS may also leave the host vulnerable to infections by other viral pathogens.

Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy

December 26, 2018
A team of Yale researchers has found a promising new treatment for sarcoidosis, a disease that can affect multiple organs: tofacitinib, an arthritis medication.

Yale Cancer Center scientists advise caution in immunotherapy research

December 20, 2018
Yale’s Lieping Chen, a pioneering immunobiologist, cautions that some immunotherapy research is advancing too fast on top of shaky scientific foundations.

Yale-led team examines impact of diet intervention on autoimmunity in mice

December 20, 2018
A new Yale-led study suggests that a change in diet — specifically adding more fiber — could be beneficial to people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

Alpern to step down after current term as Yale School of Medicine dean

December 20, 2018
Dr. Robert J. Alpern, YSM dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine, has announced that he will not seek a third five-year term in 2019.