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Physics Olympiad hosts 200 high schoolers

October 20, 2014 • 0
On Saturday, 200 high school students from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts descended on Sloane Physics Lab to join in a competition designed to test students’ functional understanding of physics.
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Ebola threat puts response plans in focus

October 17, 2014 • 0
Thursday’s Ebola scare — which instantly triggered statewide concern about the spread of the disease — has brought Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University, the city and their plans to prevent the proliferation of the virus under scrutiny.
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On Ebola, Yale panel calls for solidarity

October 17, 2014 • 0
In the midst of a false alarm over the possibility of a patient with Ebola in New Haven, panelists at the Yale Ebola Task Force’s first event yesterday afternoon made a resounding call for solidarity and rationality in the face of the current epidemic.
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Ebola scare ends with negative test

After local, state and federal health officials scrambled to address a possible case of Ebola, they found that the disease has not yet spread to the Elm City.
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Parenting style linked to alcohol use

October 14, 2014 • 0
Having an authoritarian mother may increase the likelihood that an individual develops alcohol-related problems, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.
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Bariatric surgery may increase depression for some

October 14, 2014 • 0
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.
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Study suggests alternative to weight control

October 14, 2014 • 0
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.
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Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s

October 14, 2014 • 0
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.
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Ebola researchers will not sequester themselves

October 13, 2014 • 0
After returning from conducting Ebola research in Liberia, the two Yale public health students who had previously agreed to sequester themselves have reversed their decision.
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Health hackathon kicks off first year

October 13, 2014 • 0
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.
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Peabody’s Fiesta Latina brings in over 2,000

October 13, 2014 • 0
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.
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Culture

YSO, others commemorate passenger pigeons

October 13, 2014 • 0
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.