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STEM extracurriculars face challenges

February 20, 2015 • 0
From the Yale International Relations Association to the Yale Political Union, Yale’s campus is dominated by liberal arts-focused student groups and dozens of arts groups. But there are fewer STEM-based student groups at Yale, and many of those that exist encounter difficulties in attracting students and funding events.
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YNHH penalized by feds for hospital infection rates

February 19, 2015 • 0
With one of the highest rates of avoidable hospital-acquired conditions in the country, Yale-New Haven Hospital will be penalized by the federal government for the first time in its history. But physicians at Yale and the hospital are questioning the metric used to determine which hospitals to penalize.
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CS grad students call for increase in department faculty size

February 17, 2015 • 0
Expressing dismay with the state of their department, 19 Computer Science graduate students released an open letter today urging the administration to dramatically increase the size of the department’s faculty.
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Vaccine exemption policies get second look

February 17, 2015 • 0
As the recent measles outbreak brings the vaccine debate into the national spotlight, Connecticut legislators are attempting to address the issue at the federal and state levels.
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With new research, toasting to health

February 17, 2015 • 0
A vodka cranberry or two on a Friday night may seem like good clean fun, but a new Yale study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption may even carry an added benefit: extra antioxidant production.
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Bright stars, dim galaxies

February 17, 2015 • 0
Astrophysicists now have a better idea of how fast the universe is expanding.
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No surprise, positive emotions mean more cooperation

February 17, 2015 • 0
When people decide whether to make decisions that benefit the greater good at some personal cost, they tend to be more cooperative when they go with their gut than when they deliberate on the issue. Now, Yale researchers have provided greater insight into the processes that drive cooperation and determine how well people work together in everyday life.
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CS50 begins hiring process

February 16, 2015 • 0
A little over three weeks ago, Yale computer science professor Brian Scassellati was at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy when the office’s assistant director pulled him aside. He told Scassellati that the office has been closely watching the development of the joint Harvard-Yale CS50.
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Malloy to propose legislation combating opioid abuse

February 16, 2015 • 0
As the rates of opioid overdoses increase across the nation, newly announced proposals for state legislation aim to reverse this trend in Connecticut.
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A promising personalized medicine initiative, but little funding

February 16, 2015 • 0
The National Institutes of Health is slated to receive $215 million with the hope of individualizing medical treatments by using patients’ genetic information.
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After meningitis confirmation, Yale Health to provide vaccine

February 13, 2015 • 0
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the Yale college student with probable meningitis tested positive for serogroup B meningococcal disease.
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Yale Health to push MyChart patient portal

February 13, 2015 • 0
While Yale Health patients have been able to schedule appointments online since the beginning of 2014, this semester, Yale Health plans to make a renewed push to convince students to use the service.