Researchers probe overeating, dopamine receptors
A new Yale study suggests that a certain type of neuron in the front of the brain might be to blame for the popularity of National Chocolate Cake Day, which was celebrated across the country on Monday. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine demonstrated that stimulating a class of dopamine-receptor neurons in mice causes »
Of mice and McDonald’s
Yale professor of neurobiology Tamas Horvath recently co-authored a paper examining the neurological link between the diet of mice during pregnancy and the tendency of their offspring to become obese. The study, which was published on Jan. 23 in the journal Cell, may help researchers develop novel ways to fight the obesity epidemic. The News »
Epic launches at Yale Health
While little looks different at Yale Health today, the electronic information system that records all patient information is brand new.
Yale hacks for global health
On Friday, InnovateHealth Yale hosted its first ever “Global Health Hackathon,” bringing together fifty students from across the University to brainstorm and pitch ideas for health-related social enterprises. The event, which was held at the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) — featured a keynote speaker, brainstorming sessions, presentations and award ceremony. Event Director »
Rudd Center continues fight against obesity
The Rudd Center is one of the leading food policy research institutes in the country, with a mission to reduce weight stigma and change the world’s diet by creating healthy food environments.
Altruism tainted by profit
New research from the Yale School of Management suggests that charitable giving may harm a company’s image.
Risky driving identified by balloon pumps
A simple computer game where people inflate balloons may someday predict an individual’s likelihood of being in a car accident, report researchers at the Yale School of Medicine. The Balloon Analog Risk Task (BART) is a common assessment of behavioral risk-taking that has been previously shown to correlate with a range of dangerous behaviors. In »