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New smartphone attachment detects sickle cell disease

A recent Yale co-authored paper presented a new platform for the detection of sickle cell disease — a 3D printed smartphone attachment that will allow for quick data collection both in the U.S. and in developing countries.

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Researchers discover new tortoise species

A Yale-led team of researchers has identified a new species of giant tortoise living on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. According to the team’s […]

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Nicotine reduces aggressive episodes

For many people, the word nicotine conjures an image of a toxic and addictive drug — the key component of tobacco. The Yale School of […]

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Cognition center celebrates halloween with canines

Friday afternoon, 175 St. Ronan St. was busier than usual — over a dozen dogs, all dressed up in colorful costumes, gathered at the parking lot in front of Yale’s Canine Cognition Center to attend the center’s annual Halloween celebration.

Scarce STEM grants imperil research jobs

Yale’s science faculty across the University are struggling to find ample funding for their research even after they get tenure, due to the financial landscape of both the University and the country’s STEM fields.

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Anxiety symptoms correlate to high academic motivation

Being anxious may be beneficial to academic motivation, according to a new study coauthored by Yale researchers.

Depression during pregnancy influences postpartum

Depression during pregnancy may affect how women interact and bond with their infants, according to new research from the Yale Child Study Center.

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Study suggests medical marijuana research insufficient

A new Yale study indicates a possible link between marijuana use and negative health outcomes for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder — a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in at least nine states, including Connecticut.

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Former Yale researcher wins Nobel Prize

Last week, the University added another esteemed alumnus to its list of Nobel Laureates. Aziz Sancar, who studied at Yale as a postgraduate fellow during the late ’70s in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Study finds children understand game theory

According to a recent co-authored Yale study, children may think just as much about the future as adults do.

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YSPH promotes breastfeeding health benefits

In a nation where the news cycle is often filled with women being ejected from restaurants or stores for breastfeeding publicly, epidemiology professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, and his colleagues at the Yale School of Public Health are working to increase the effectiveness of programs that promote breastfeeding worldwide.