February 2019 News

Scientists stumble upon a model to study a lethal complication

February 8, 2019
The discovery of a fatal mix of infections in mice will allow scientists to study macrophage activation syndrome in an animal model for the first time.

Local variations in circuitry are key to brain’s power

February 8, 2019
Incorporating neuroimaging and genetic data, Yale researchers have built a mathematical model of the human brain that predicts local differences and function.

At epicenter of Zika outbreak, dengue immunity provided protection

February 7, 2019
While 73% of Salvador, Brazil residents were infected during a 2015 Zika outbreak, those with dengue antibodies were less likely to be affected.

Microbiome could be culprit when good drugs do harm

February 7, 2019
New Yale research describes how bacteria in the gut can transform three drugs into harmful toxic compounds.

A taste for fat may have made us human, says study

February 5, 2019
Long before our ancestors hunted for meat, a taste for the fat in scavenged bone marrow might have offered them the nutrition needed to develop bigger brains.

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla: Why I chose global health

February 5, 2019
Learn how Pérez-Escamilla made the journey from chemical engineer in Mexico to professor of social and behavioral science at the Yale School of Public Health.

In cell replication, information is thermodynamic power

February 1, 2019
A study has found most of the heat generated when cells divide comes not from DNA replication, but from cells’ coordination and information signaling system.