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New study finds links between meditation and brain functions

Online only New study finds links between meditation and brain functions

Meditation has been used to help treat pain, addiction, anxiety disorders, and depression; but it was personal experience that prompted Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., to study the neural mechanisms behind it.Brewer, assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic, began practicing meditation to deal with stress while a student at the Washington University School of Medicine. “I had seen that it was helpful for my life and that was why I went into psychiatry,” he said. During his residency he found that meditation helped addicts manage their cravings. But until recently scientists did not...

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Constructing artificial proteins to inhibit HIV

Online only Constructing artificial proteins to inhibit HIV

The Berlin Patient, an American living in Germany, was cured of HIV in 2007. The patient had...

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Unleashing the immune system against cancer

Unleashing the immune system against cancer

A multicenter team that included Yale scientists has reported one of the first significant...

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Molecular profiling of tumors is cancer treatment of the future

Molecular profiling of tumors is cancer treatment of the future

In May 2011, Marvin B. Brooks, M.D., HS ’68, a urologist in Palm Springs, Calif., developed severe...

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Access to food improves

Healthier foods are more available in neighborhood stores in underserved communities since revisions in 2009 to the...

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Blocking lung disease

A Yale-led team of scientists has uncovered a signaling pathway that promotes cell migration in certain forms of...

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Acid makes bacterium deadly

Salmonella, which kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, turns virulent when it senses that its environment...

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Genes and higher brain functions

A pattern of gene activity in the language and decision-making centers of the human brain is missing in Fragile X...

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