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Contrary to popular perception, not a mellow high

January 27, 2015 • 0
It may be viewed as a mellow drug, but a new study from the Yale School of Medicine calls that widely accepted perception about pot into question.
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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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A paradox of approval with the HPV vaccine

January 27, 2015 • 0
Parents are hesitant to have their own children vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus at the appropriate age — 11 to 12 years — despite approving of the age guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds.
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Gene expression at play in age-dependent vaccine response

January 27, 2015 • 0
A new Yale School of Medicine study has answered the question of why younger bodies respond better to flu vaccines than older ones.
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Sex isn’t always safe at Yale

January 23, 2015 • 0
Exploring the numbers behind sexual health on campus.
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Students attribute pre-med attrition to strict requirements

January 22, 2015 • 0
Unnecessary course requirements are keeping pre-med attrition rates at Yale College high, according to undergraduates interviewed.
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Neighborhood solidarity reduces gun violence

January 20, 2015 • 0
Strengthening neighborhood ties reduces the rate of community gun violence, a new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found.
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With increased wealth, religions take a moral stand

January 20, 2015 • 0
The Notorious B.I.G. was famed for claiming, “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems,” but a new article from Yale psychology graduate student Konika Banerjee GRD ’17 and psychology professor Paul Bloom argues that the reality is different.
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Biological explanations, less empathy

January 20, 2015 • 0
Biological explanations of mental illness reduce clinicians’ empathy for their patients, according to a new Yale study.
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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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New YMCA opens on Chapel

January 16, 2015 • 0
Nine years after New Haven Fitness opened at 900 Chapel St., a new branch of the YMCA is taking its place.