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2010-05-31 07:15:00

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity in a bid to improve male fertility. The method is comparable to that of the egg's natural selection abilities, according to the study published in the June/July issue of the Journal of Andrology. "Our results could help address the fact that approximately 40 percent of infertility cases can be traced to male infertility," said the senior author of the study, Gabor Huszar, M.D.,...

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2010-05-06 07:53:36

A single, very unusual family with Tourette syndrome (TS) has led Yale School of Medicine researchers to identify a rare mutation in a gene that is required to produce histamine. The finding provides a new framework to understand many years of data on the role of histamine function in the brain and points to a potentially novel approach to treatment of tics and Tourette. The study is published online May 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team led by Matthew State, M.D., the Donald...

2010-04-27 09:09:00

DERBY, Conn., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A study just completed by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center indicates that when it comes to effects on weight, not all snacking is created equal. In contrast to some recent studies linking snacking to weight gain, this study, which provided two KIND Fruit & Nut bars per day as snacks to 94 overweight adults, found that no weight gain occurred. "A pilot study of this same intervention actually suggested that two daily KIND bars might...

2010-04-15 06:09:00

BAYSIDE, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book, Pun Enchanted Evenings: 746 Original Word Plays, by David R. Yale, is the only source of answers to many of today's perplexing questions, like: Why shouldn't you put a baby's dirty diapers in the laundry bin? You wouldn't want to hamper his movements! Which tropical islands are havens for insects? The Ant hillies! Why do men want to kiss women on the first date? Because they think it's the...

2010-04-05 07:01:29

In the largest genome-wide study of brain aneurysms ever conducted, an international team led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk for developing this deadly disease. The massive study of intracranial aneurysms involved more than 20,000 subjects and was published in the April 4 online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The new study, the second by Yale researchers published within the last 15 months, brings...

2010-03-24 14:02:11

"Educationally relevant health disparities" are key drivers of the achievement gap, "but they are largely overlooked," said Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. "Over the past several decades, a variety of strategies have been tried to help close the achievement gap "“ standards, accountability, NCLB, more rigorous teacher certification "“ and they're all important, but they won't have the desired effect...

2010-03-17 12:20:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Educationally relevant health disparities" are key drivers of the achievement gap, "but they are largely overlooked," Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, said at a recent panel discussion at the College. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091203/DC20888LOGO) "Over the past several decades, a variety of strategies have been tried to help close the achievement...

2010-02-16 14:21:38

Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. A majority of Americans say that it is "very important" or "somewhat important" to turn off unneeded lights (92 percent), to lower the thermostat in winter (83 percent), and to use public transportation or a carpool (73 percent), among other conservation behaviors. Yet the study found...

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2010-02-15 14:34:37

Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat the spread of the deadly and debilitating disease that afflicts 500 million people. The research is described in two complimentary papers, one published this week in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the other which appeared online Feb....

2010-02-08 07:00:00

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainware, Inc., an innovative provider of intelligent data capture and enterprise search solutions, today announced that Yale New Haven Health System has selected the company's Brainware Distiller(TM) solution to automate the extraction of data from invoices. At Yale New Haven Health System, Brainware Distiller will seamlessly integrate with the Lawson Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and Perceptive Software's ImageNow Enterprise Content...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'