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Study illuminates tiny RNA’s role in heart disease, obesity

February 20, 2018
Yale researchers have found that by disrupting this microRNA in key tissues, they can reduce plaque buildup in arteries while avoiding unintended effects.

A mineral blueprint for finding Burgess Shale-type fossils

February 16, 2018
According to a new study, scientists may be able to use a distinct “mineral signature” to detect sites with fossils that preserve evidence of soft tissue.

Economist’s data-driven analysis sheds light on environmental questions

February 16, 2018
The work of Yale economist Joseph Shapiro includes a cost-benefit analysis of the Clean Water Act and a study in the decline of in manufacturing pollution.

Study suggests expanded range for emerging tick-borne disease

February 15, 2018
New research led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that Borrelia miyamotoi’s geographic range is bicoastal, far larger than previously believed.

Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed

February 13, 2018
A Yale-led team has found a sort of master switching network of proteins crucial to sustain cell growth — process that human cancer often relies on.

In Uganda, availability of medicines for chronic diseases varies widely

February 8, 2018
Researchers from Yale, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Uganda have released a new study which details medical disparities that are rife across the country.

Studying the effects of early childhood circumstances on long-term health

February 8, 2018
YSPH’s Xi Chen wants to understand how factors like religious fasting during pregnancy can affect public health and human capital over time.