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Med school diversity initiatives delayed for faculty feedback

January 15, 2015 • 0
The Yale School of Medicine’s new policies addressing faculty diversity are set be released at the end of the week, days later than previously planned, in order to incorporate faculty feedback presented at town hall meetings.
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Connecticut to receive senior food program funding

January 15, 2015 • 0
This year, new federal funding will allow senior citizens in Connecticut to have access to more nutritious food.
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Library receives $3 million for digital humanities lab

January 14, 2015 • 0
Yale University Library has received a $3 million award from the Goizueta Foundation to launch a Digital Humanities Laboratory in Sterling Memorial Library.
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Group therapy grows at Yale Health

January 14, 2015 • 0
More Yalies are using group therapy as a mental health resource.
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Spicing up computer engineering — with a vending machine

January 14, 2015 • 0
Late last fall, professor of electrical engineering and computer science Jakub Szefer bought a Coke machine off Craigslist. After driving into the middle of Hartford with a truck and handing over a couple hundred dollars, he returned to New Haven equipped with the new device to use in his “Introduction to Computer Engineering” class.
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MCDB major to become more flexible

January 13, 2015 • 0
Now, MCDB majors seeking BAs will only have to take 11.5 course credits — a significant decrease in requirements from 18 credits — while BS candidates will still be required to take 18.5, although they will have more flexibility in choosing courses than before.
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IQ takes a hit with longer lasting psychosis

January 13, 2015 • 0
A 10-year-long Scandinavian study has shed light on a small group of schizophrenic patients who suffer a greater decline in IQ over time than most patients.
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Influence of genes depends on era of birth

January 13, 2015 • 0
Those who carry a particular obesity-related gene variant are more likely to be overweight. Yet, a new study shows that this same gene variant might not have predisposed previous generations to obesity if they were born before 1942.
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To children, one might not be better than none

January 13, 2015 • 0
Spite emerges in childhood, alongside more pro-social habits like cooperation and sharing, according to a recent psychological study.
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Immunotherapy shows promise in cancer treatment

January 13, 2015 • 0
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Yale and the biotech company Genentech, have completed a phase I clinical trial for a new cancer immunotherapy and developed biomarkers to predict its efficacy in patients. The trial’s results look promising for the potential to use personalized medicine and immunotherapies to treat cancer.
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Regulate e-cigarettes, researchers say

January 9, 2015 • 0
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a joint statement on Thursday to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, citing uncertainty regarding their safety.
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Senate confirms Murthy MED ’03 SOM ’03 for Surgeon General

December 15, 2014 • 0
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Vivek Murthy MED ’03 SOM ’03 to become the 19th Surgeon General at 5:58 p.m. Monday evening, with a 51 to 43 split.