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Psychotic disorders more likely in left-handed

November 12, 2013 • 0
A new Yale-led study revealed that left-handed people are more likely to develop psychotic disorders that alter thinking and perception, like schizophrenia, but have no greater chance of developing mood disorders like bipolar disorder or depression. While about one in 10 Americans is left-handed, the study found that roughly 40 percent of individuals with schizophrenia »
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Banaji reveals biases in talk

November 8, 2013 • 0
On Thursday evening, Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji delivered a talk entitled “Group Love” where she demonstrated that the audience held an implicit bias for Yale over Princeton. Banaji, who worked as a professor of psychology at Yale from 1986-2002 before taking a similar post at Harvard, focused in her talk on how group affiliations, or »
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KillerRed illuminates neurons

November 5, 2013 • 0
A new Yale-led study may help scientists develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The team developed a new fluorescent protein called KillerRed that reveals how neurons in roundworms respond to damage. The study, which was published in the journal Cell Reports on Oct. 31, found that cells affected by »
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New antidepressant shows promise

October 22, 2013 • 0
A Yale-led study may help scientists develop a new class of antidepressant drugs for treatment-resistant patients. Researchers found that the novel drug lanicemine has antidepressant effects similar to those of the anesthetic ketamine but does not cause the negative psychological effects associated with ketamine. This finding shows that targeting the glutamate system of the brain, »
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Study reveals mental health’s weight bias

September 17, 2013 • 0
According to Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, mental health professionals treating patients with eating disorders are hardly immune to weight bias.