Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response
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
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
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
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
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
Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications.
Capinatator praetermissus: a prehistoric sea creature with spines to spare
Scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.