Research shows human hearts cannot sense direction

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Researchers count trees, find 3 trillion

How many trees are there in the world? Three trillion, according to an international study led by a team from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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Q&A: Do children know truth from fiction?

Do children know whom to trust?

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Oxytocin’s effects nuanced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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