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  • Threat of Toxic Chemicals Draws Scores of Experts to Yale School of Public Health

    A class of manmade chemicals widely used in consumer goods since World War II—the toxicity of which is featured in the current movie Dark Waters—drew dozens of experts from across academia, government and industry to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) to assess the threat posed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS.

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  • Yale Professors On A Mission To Spread The Word On Olive Oil

    Now two research professors at the Yale School of Public Health want to create an Institute for Olive Science and Health in New Haven. Their goal is to get everyone, everywhere to use olive oil. The professors say it will improve the health of both people and the planet. Professors Tassos Constantino Kyriakides and Vasilis Vasiliou recently sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to discuss their work. Below is a transcript of their conversation.

    Source: WSHU radio
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  • Prying into the Origins of Disease, Experts Gather at YSPH for Scientific Imaging Symposium

    Many of tomorrow’s biggest health advances will depend on the tiniest bits of evidence today. To explore the latest trends, obstacles and successes in the biosciences, where success hangs on seeing things a few microns (or smaller) in size, the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health hosted a daylong symposium (November 22) on mass spectrometry that drew experts from industry and academia to compare how they are using imaging technology to pry ever deeper into the mysteries of biology—and disease.

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  • YSPH Convenes Experts to Examine Alcohol’s Role in Cancer

    Chronic alcohol abuse is considered to be an important risk factor for disease worldwide. In addition, alcohol and its metabolite, acetaldehyde, are recognized as carcinogens that contribute to four percent of cancer deaths. Although scientific studies began to show this association over 100 years ago, the role of alcohol in chronic diseases such as cancer is still not well understood by the public and medical professionals. The 4th International Conference on Alcohol and Cancer was organized by Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the Yale School of Public Health, and supported by an R13 grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The conference, held in Newport, R.I., brought together 75 international scholars with special interest in alcohol and/or cancer.

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