Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century, including the first success with antibiotics in the United States and the first use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Yale scientists identified Lyme disease and discovered genes responsible for such disorders as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dyslexia, and Tourette's syndrome. We did early work on the artificial heart and developed the first insulin pump to treat diabetes. Our investigators are also world-renowned for basic science research, including groundbreaking discoveries about how the cell and its components function at the molecular level.
Our department engages in both clinical research, including FDA-approved clinical trials, and basic laboratory research. Studies are designed to evaluate current clinical practices and investigate cutting-edge technologies. Clinical trials we offer that relate to the spine and long bone fracture include:
- Application of motion-sparing technologies
- Motion assessment before and after spine intervention
- Alternate imaging techniques for scoliosis
- Epidemiologic and outcome studies after spine surgeries
- Bone growth factors and long bone fracture repair
We also conduct research on the molecular and cellular aspects of bone biology, musculoskeletal injury and repair, and the structure of soft and hard tissues.
Visit yalestudies.org to view available clinical trials or learn more about clinical research at Yale.