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’Fuzzy’ maps offer insight into local perceptions of volunteering’s value

Social Sciences

In a new study, Yale researchers employed fuzzy cognitive mapping to better understand how volunteering benefits poor women in Jordan. In the global South, volunteer programs are framed by policymakers and scholars as an effective vehicle for empowering women living in poverty. But this narrative often rests on scant knowledge of the perspectives and experiences of a key set of local stakeholders: the volunteers.

Health - May 31

This well-timed ’chameleon’ sneaks up on drug-resistant brain cancers

Yale scientists say KL-50, their lead "chameleon" compound, effectively targets tumors without harming healthy surrounding tissue. In a new study, Yale researchers describe how a novel chemical compound attacks drug-resistant brain tumors without harming healthy surrounding tissue.

Health - May 24

In stroke response, speed is key; Yale study reveals where delays are worst

Health

When it comes to stroke treatment, every minute counts. A new study identifies factors associated with treatment delays - and targets for intervention.

Life Sciences - May 23

Tracking the cellular and genetic roots of neuropsychiatric disease

Life Sciences

A new study of nearly 400 human brains links genetic variants to genes and cell types, which could help enable precision-medicine for neuropsychiatric disease.

Chemistry - May 17

Sun, sustainability, and silicon: A double dose of Yale solar fuel research

Chemistry

Two Yale-led studies indicate the promise of finding hybrid approaches to developing alternative solar fuels.

Health - May 9

Yale’s 323rd Commencement events to be held May 19 and 20

Find information regarding times and locations of Yale's 2024 Commencement events, and how member of the media can register to attend. Yale's 323rd Commencement will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20.áVice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. M.B.A.

Health - May 8

Getting to know the enzymes behind cell communication - and tumor growth

In the body, certain enzymes are key to cell communication and their dysfunction can lead to cancer. A new study begins to uncover how they signal and when.

Psychology - May 3

Rapid emotion transitions may explain numbness and hyperreactivity in PTSD

Patients with PTSD experience both emotional numbness and hyperreactivity. A new study digs into how these contrasting symptoms are linked.

Health - May 29

To avoid infection spread, how long a quarantine is sufficient? It depends

Health

Yale researchers assessed how long international travelers should be quarantined to prevent COVID-19 infection rise, finding it differed quite a bit by country.

Health - May 24

Physical frailty may put people at greater risk of depression

The findings of a new Yale study suggest physical frailty may be a risk factor for depression - and a target for intervention. Individuals who meet at least one of the criteria for physical frailty are at higher risk of also developing depression, a new Yale study finds.

Health - May 23

Sea of love: Behind the unusual sexual parasitism of deep-water anglerfish

Health

A new study illuminates the evolution of deep-sea anglerfish with a focus on the development of their unique (and somewhat unsettling) mating routine.

Life Sciences - May 13

What makes a memory? It may be related to how hard your brain had to work

A computational model and behavioral study developed by Yale scientists gives a new clue to the age-old question of how our brain prioritizes what to remember.

The search is on for signs of the first stars in the universe

Yale's Priyamvada Natarajan and colleagues say the first stars left behind distinctive flares that can be detected by a new generation of space telescopes.

Health - May 6

Brain activity related to craving and heavy drinking differs across sexes

Brain activity related to alcohol craving and future heavy drinking is different across sexes, a new study finds, which could have implications for treatment.

Health - May 2

Targeting friends to induce social contagion to benefit the world

In a new study, researchers induced social contagion in Honduran villages by targeting people's friends to receive a health intervention.



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