Findings

The hormonal component

The hormonal component

A new study finds a link between stress, high levels of estrogen and certain mood disorders.

The ancients blamed women’s susceptibility to mental illness on low body temperature, which made them prone to “cold” diseases caused by black bile. More recent theories blamed the pressures of...

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Yale scientists identify an early line of defense against West Nile virus

In the five years since the West Nile virus made its first appearance in New York, it has spread to virtually all of the contiguous 48 states. There has been an alarming increase in infections and...

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Et Cetera

A signal that the end is near

A chemotherapeutic agent used against cancer for more than 30 years has a secondary effect of inducing “death signals”...

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Enzyme linked to epilepsy

Small amounts of glutamate help the brain to function normally, but high concentrations of the neurotransmitter have...

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