Adopt-A-Doc performs outreach

April 19, 2005 • 0
Pediatricians are breaking away from the pacifying walls of Yale-New Haven Hospital and taking it to the city streets. The Adopt-A-Doc program at Yale-New Haven Hospital puts pediatric residents in contact with the neighborhoods of New Haven. Through the program, the residents learn about factors outside the hospital that impact the lives of their patients. »

Prof shows kids what they are made of

April 13, 2005 • 0
Linda Pellico keeps two sets of pig lungs in the back of her Subaru. This cargo might put off any officer of the law, but to local elementary school children, it is just one item in a unique show-and-tell students simply describe as “cool.” As part of her “Have Bones, Will Travel” program, Pellico, an »

Medical research bears fruit

April 6, 2005 • 0
When the stork brings a mother a new baby, it sometimes brings high blood pressure, excessive bleeding or pre-term labor with it. That is why doctors in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the School of Medicine are researching the causes of these complications. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Section has recently grown into »

Study says virginity pledges are ineffective

March 28, 2005 • 0
Young adults who take virginity pledges do not have a lower rate of sexually transmitted diseases than those who do not pledge, according to a recent study by sociology professors at Yale and Columbia. Hannah Bruckner of Yale and Peter Bearman of Columbia analyzed data from a National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Heath about the »

Psychologists test monkeys’ theory of mind

March 23, 2005 • 0
The study of cognitive science is just monkey business, at least when the experiment subjects are Rhesus monkeys. Jonathan Flombaum GRD ’08, a graduate student in psychology, and Laurie Santos, a psychology professor, recently conducted a series of experiments testing whether Rhesus monkeys can understand what another being can and cannot see, and concluded that »

Egg research clarifies cholesterol confusion

March 2, 2005 • 1
A recent Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center study indicates that breakfast gourmands who fear ill effects of eggs can cast off their yolks of burden. A research group has concluded that eggs can be part of a heart-healthy diet for individuals without heart problems, said Dr. David Katz, professor of epidemiology and public health. The group »

Cartoons shed light on autism

February 23, 2005 • 0
Seeing kids getting excited about cartoons is hardly cause for alarm, but when David Grelotti, a former research assistant at the Yale Child Study Center, observed that autistic children knew more about cartoons than about people, he took note. “I thought it was interesting that they knew all the names of Pokemon and Digimon, but »

Alonzo discusses fish reproduction, parenting

February 7, 2005 • 0
Amongst the Mediterranean wrasse — fish that are found in shallow, coastal waters — stay-at-home dads get all the love, and the deadbeats get none. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor Suzanne Alonzo delivered her talk, “Games Fish Play: The Effect of Conflict Within and Between the Sexes on the Evolution of Reproductive Behavior,” Feb. 4 »