Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine

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The discipline of Comparative Medicine aims to derive benefit from commonalities shared between distinct species. Through applying certain animal models of disease to humans in translational research, we can come to a more holistic understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms related to these diseases in each species, to the benefit of both. Original cover design by Peter Harris.

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a PubMed-indexed, open access, quarterly journal edited by Yale medical, graduate, and professional students and peer reviewed by an extensive network of experts in the fields of biology and medicine. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.

To all interested authors: Starting in June 2015, YJBM began devoting entire issues to its focus topics. This means that all manuscripts in an issue will be related to the focus topic. As a result, we will not be considering off-topic manuscripts. Please keep an eye out for our future focus topics, and thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming focus topics:

December 2017: Gene Editing

March 2018: Sensory Biology and Pain

June 2018: Nutrition and Food Science

September 2018: Medical Technology

Editor's Picks from the Current Issue

Volume 90, Issue 3, Focus: Comparative Medicine
Deputy issue editors: Helen A. Beilinson and Carol A. Gianessi

Titi Monkeys as a Novel Non-Human Primate Model for the Neurobiology of Pair Bonding



Karen L. Bales, Rocío Arias del Razo, Quinn A. Conklin, Sarah Hartman, Heather S. Mayer, Forrest D. Rogers, Trenton C. Simmons, Leigh K. Smith, Alexia Williams, Donald R. Williams, Lynea R. Witczak, and Emily C. Wright


Translational Animal Models of Atopic Dermatitis for Preclinical Studies



Britta C. Martel, Paola Lovato, Wolfgang Bäumer, and Thierry Olivry


A One Health Approach to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Yu Ueda and Joshua A. Stern


Comparative Medicine: An Inclusive Crossover Discipline




James Macy and Tamas L. Horvath


Premenopausal Reproductive Health Modulates Future Cardiovascular Risk – Comparative Evidence from Monkeys and Women




Jay R. Kaplan, Stephen B. Manuck

YJBM Colloquium Series

Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine Presents:

“Metabolic Diseases: Of Mice and Men”

Sabrina Diano, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hope 216, 315 Cedar St., Second Floor,

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