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Oxytocin’s effects nuanced

April 7, 2015 • 0
An international team of researchers has found that the “love hormone” oxytocin has more nuanced effects on the brain than previously thought.
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Addiction can also be compulsion, gambling study shows

February 24, 2015 • 0
Researchers from Yale University have found new evidence for a link between obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder and pathological gambling, perhaps due to genetic factors.
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Researchers solve 50-year-old problem with novel method

February 24, 2015 • 0
After a five-year effort, a trio of mathematicians from across the country has solved a problem that has perplexed for more than 50 years.
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Bright stars, dim galaxies

February 17, 2015 • 0
Astrophysicists now have a better idea of how fast the universe is expanding.
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Using behavioral techniques when drugs are not enough

February 10, 2015 • 0
Can behavior therapies treat a disease thought to be treatable only by psychotropic drugs? A new Yale study says they can.
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Mitochondria may play role in immune response

February 10, 2015 • 0
A team of Yale researchers has shown that bodies use mitochondria — cell structures typically associated with energy production — to incite immune responses.
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Study observes “changing quasar,” providing hints at galaxy aging

February 3, 2015 • 0
Although quasars have been studied for approximately 50 years, few have ever been observed to change in luminosity.
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Understanding genetic underpinnings, 300 researchers at a time

February 3, 2015 • 0
Authors from more than 200 institutions have combined their efforts to publish a massive and comprehensive study of genetic effects on brain growth.
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Reading neurons to understand decision-making

January 27, 2015 • 0
Although the field of decision neurology is relatively young, a recent paper by two Yale researchers may provide a major step forward.
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With creation of artificial organism, a leap in biocontainment

January 27, 2015 • 0
A decadelong effort in artificial biology has culminated in the creation of artificial bacteria that cannot survive outside of the environment for which they are designed. If picked up by industry, this advancement could ensure that potentially dangerous artificial bacteria do not get into the environment.
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Humans’ understanding of cause and effect nuanced

January 20, 2015 • 0
The way humans think about cause and effect is not completely logical, a new Yale study has found.
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Multi-pronged intervention most effective in stemming Ebola

November 11, 2014 • 0
Using data gathered on the ground in Liberia, Yale researchers have been able to run simulations to answer the question: How best can the world stem the Ebola epidemic?