Study confirms antidepressant efficacy

January 31, 2012 • 1
On the debate over the effectiveness of antidepressants versus placebos, Yale scientists have weighed in on the side of the antidepressants. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have published a statistical analysis showing that patients receiving antidepressant drugs recover from depression better than patients on a placebo treatment. The study, published in Archives of »

Profs elected to scientific society

January 19, 2011 • 0
Five Yale professors have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the organization announced Jan. 12. The organization, which is the largest scientific association in the world, selects scientists for their efforts to advance study in their fields. This year 503 scientists and academics from around the globe were »

Antibiotics linked with childhood asthma

January 12, 2011 • 2
Think twice before slathering an infant’s scrape with Neosporin. A new study from Yale researchers has found that early antibiotic exposure severely heightens the risk of developing childhood asthma. Published Dec. 29 on the American Journal of Epidemiology’s website, the results found that children who receive antibiotics within the first six months of age suffer »

Academia needs more activism, prof argues

December 1, 2010 • 0
As World AIDS Day dawns, a new perspective on HIV could change the role of public health in fighting HIV. The ongoing debate on HIV funding is shaping wider international perspectives on human rights and the role of government in health care, associate Harvard Medical School professor Joia Mukherjee said at a lecture in the »

Exercise reduces cancer risk

November 17, 2010 • 0
Exercise can reduce your risk of cancer. A recent study at the School of Public Health has found that women who exercise can reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by up to 34 percent. The cancer, which forms in the tissue lining a woman’s uterus, has previously been linked to obesity though the results of »

Life’s a dredge in New Haven

November 5, 2010 • 1
New Haven is prepared to go to bat for Morris Cove residents fighting a battle against toxic waste. At a rally of nearly 100 people Saturday at Pardee Seawall in Morris Cove in New Haven, state and local legislators assured angry residents that everything possible was being done to prevent the harbor from becoming the »

Von Lommel talks out of body

October 29, 2010 • 4
People seeking out-of-body experiences do not need to turn to hallucinogenic drugs. New research by Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel suggests that out-of-body experiences can occur during near-death experiences when people have conscious thoughts while their brains are inactive. In front of an audience of about fifteen people at the Institute for Social Policy Studies »

Technology destroys doctor-patient relationships

October 22, 2010 • 1
Popular television character Dr. Gregory House is no example to follow, Sherwin Nuland MED ’55 said at a talk Thursday. In front of an audience of nearly 100 people at the Anlyan Center on Cedar Street, Nuland, a worldclass surgeon and author, argued that new technology and the rapid advance of science is distancing physicians »

Traveling farmers bus in cheese

October 18, 2010 • 0
Free milk and string cheese were enough to keep spirits high on Old Campus Friday. Enterprising young farmers from the farmer-owned coop, Organic Valley, visited campus over the weekend as part of their East Coast Generation Organic tour in an effort to raise awareness about sustainable agriculture. Farmers on the tour advocated for specific policy »

Biology prof wins award

October 15, 2010 • 0
Microbes — organisms of a microscopic size — may not be very big. But, as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Nancy Moran will tell you, that doesn’t mean they won’t win you big awards. New research by Moran has begun to explain in detail the complex idea of symbiosis — the function of two organisms »

Nursing prof receives award

October 13, 2010 • 0
One Yale professor is changing the face of nursing by teaching her peers about technology. School of Nursing professor Marjorie Funk NUR ’84 GRD ’92 SPH ’92 was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Research Lectureship by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses last week. The award, given annually since 1982, recognizes nurses who have consistently conducted »

Marine planning the talk of F&ES

October 7, 2010 • 0
Communication between marine planning agency needs to be improved, expert Sandra Whitehouse ’81 told students and faculty Monday. A 75-strong crowd gathered at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to listen to Whitehouse, who has worked in marine policy and environmental consulting for more than 20 years, emphasise the necessity of science-based decision making »