Ability to imagine smells linked to obesity

The ability to vividly imagine the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies — among other odors — may be a risk factor for weight gain, according to a new study out of the Yale School of Medicine.

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Yale, city look to lose pounds

A joint Yale-New Haven public health initiative is asking city residents to lose 375,000 pounds in two years as part of an obesity awareness effort launched Wednesday.

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Tivli increases offerings

After garnering broad interest from the Yale community last semester, Tivli is back with expanded offerings and functionality.

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Sequester squeezes scientists

Six months after the sequester slashed the budgets of national science organizations, Yale’s scientists say they are feeling a tangible impact.

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Faculty turnover gives psychology fresh face

This year and next, the Psychology Department welcomes five new junior faculty in response to a large number of faculty departures in recent years.

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Acclaimed surgeon joins med school ranks

Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon David Mulligan has been appointed director of the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center, or YNHTC.

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Gut-brain messenger key in obesity

A new Yale study may help scientists develop novel treatments for obesity.

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New West Haven train station connects West Campus

A new stop at the recently opened West Haven train station will help make Yale’s West Campus more accessible to visiting and faculty researchers this year.

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With new Systems Biology director, West Campus growth continues

Six years after Yale acquired West Campus to bolster Yale's biomedical research scope, permanent directorships at its six research institutes are almost filled.

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School of Nursing readies new West Campus home

Fifteen months after Yale announced that the School of Nursing would move to West Campus, the transition to the new location is nearly complete. At 110,000 square feet, the School of Nursing’s new home is nearly twice as large as the previous location on Church Street near Union Station. More than two-thirds of the facility […]

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Yale biology professor to guide national science policy

President Barack Obama has nominated Yale biology professor Jo Handelsman to serve as associate director for science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the lab, Handelsman is an acclaimed researcher on the genetics and chemistry of microbial communities. Beyond her work on microbiology, Handelsman is also national leader in improving science education and encouraging women […]

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Schwartz to lead Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Marlene Schwartz GRD ’96, a clinical psychologist and former deputy director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, has been named to replace Kelly Brownell as director of the Rudd Center. Over the last eight years, Schwartz said the Rudd Center has become a leading voice in the fight against obesity. Schwartz received her […]

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