Bariatric surgery may increase depression for some
A recent Yale study has found that while bariatric surgery — a medical procedure to reduce obesity — improves the moods of the majority of obese patients, it could potentially worsen depression for some.
Study suggests alternative to weight control
Yale scientists have discovered how a specific group of neurons fits into the larger puzzle of regulating food intake, providing novel ideas for weight loss therapies.
Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.
Health hackathon kicks off first year
On Friday, undergraduate Selin Isgüven ’15 entered the Hacking Health @ Yale without a team, a project or any inkling of what health care problem she was going to hack.
Peabody’s Fiesta Latina brings in over 2,000
On Saturday, more than just dinosaurs took center stage in the Great Hall of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Merengue musicians, mariachi bands and ballet folklorico performers could all be found singing and dancing next to the Apatosaurus.
YSO, others commemorate passenger pigeons
The Yale Symphony Orchestra has shared the stage with renowned performers like Yo-Yo Ma. But until Saturday night the YSO had yet to share the stage with a pigeon.
Early drinking behavior has lifelong effect
The longer the amount of time between the first time someone drinks and gets drunk, the lower the likelihood of becoming alcohol-dependent, a new Yale study, “First Drink to First Drunk,” has found.
New depression treatment offers hope
Professor of psychiatry and the Director of the Yale Depression Research Program Gerard Sanacora is investigating the use of the anesthetic ketamine as a treatment for depression.
Inability to recognize voices confirmed
Some people lack the ability to recognize familiar voices, according to a recent study from Yale and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, a research center in Germany.