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2011-07-28 01:00:04

Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys- but they can tell you why you can't find them. A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in youthful ones, Intriguingly, the research suggests that this condition is reversible. "Age-related cognitive deficits can have a serious impact on our lives in the Information Age as people often...

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2011-07-06 14:05:00

Team of scientists uncovers new information By Judy Holmes, Syracuse University The question seems simple enough: What happens to the Earth's temperature when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase? The answer is elusive. However, clues are hidden in the fossil record. A new study by researchers from Syracuse and Yale universities provides a much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature approximately 50 million years ago when CO2 concentrations were higher than today. The results may...

2011-06-22 16:41:17

In one of the first studies to examine the reasons for the rising number of women delivering their babies by cesarean section, Yale School of Medicine researchers found that while half of the increase was attributable to a rise in repeat cesarean delivery in women with a prior cesarean birth, an equal proportion was due to a rise in first time cesarean delivery. Among these deliveries, factors such as slowly progressing labor and fetal heart rate concerns were the largest contributors. The...

2011-06-13 07:50:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Yale researchers have discovered that hundreds of small genetic variations are associated with autism spectrum disorders. This new research supports the theory that autism is not caused by one or two major genetic defects but rather by many small variations. Investigators looked at more than 1,000 families that had a single child with autism, an unaffected sibling and unaffected parents. They compared individuals with autism to their siblings to determine the genetic...

2011-05-12 22:44:27

New research in the FASEB Journal provides scientific basis for the first clinical trial of engineered vascular grafts in children If pending clinical trials prove successful, a new discovery published in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) could represent a major scientific leap toward human tissue regeneration and engineering. In a research report appearing online, Yale scientists provide evidence to support a major paradigm shift in this specialty area from the idea that cells added...

2011-05-04 02:00:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, and Yale University (Yale), a premier university with a long tradition of both basic and clinically directed biomedical research, announce an exclusive worldwide license agreement concerning the development and commercialization of Debio 1036, a first-in-class...

2011-04-28 10:13:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn. and ARMONK, N.Y., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yale School of Management Center for Customer Insights and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced they are collaborating on an academic initiative that will provide analytics and training resources to MBA students, helping them develop the skills needed as they prepare to become future business leaders. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-03-24 00:00:27

LogicBay Corporation, a leading supplier of channel support, development and management solutions, and manufacturer of the Performance Center Unified Application Portal, announces that NMHG, makers of the Hyster® and Yale® brands of lift trucks, will deploy the Performance Center to manage and enable all facets of their Americas distribution networks. Providence, RI (PRWEB) March 22, 2011 LogicBay's Performance Center Unified Application Portal (UAP) is an innovative solution used...

2011-03-17 17:41:07

The tendency to perceive others as "us versus them" isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins, a new study led by Yale researchers has found. In a series of ingenious experiments, Yale researchers led by psychologist Laurie Santos showed that monkeys treat individuals from outside their groups with the same suspicion and dislike as their human cousins tend to treat outsiders, suggesting that the roots of human intergroup conflict may be evolutionarily quite...

2011-02-11 13:21:10

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that excessive formation of calcium crystal deposits in the amniotic fluid may be a reason why some pregnant women suffer preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) leading to preterm delivery. This is a key breakthrough in solving the mystery of preterm birth, a leading cause of death and permanent disability in newborns. The findings will be presented in an abstract at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Scientific Sessions on...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'