‘Find Mike’ author Jonny Benjamin to discuss managing mental illness
The mental health advocate and vlogger will speak on Friday, Oct. 26 about the latest science on the problems faced by people with serious mental illness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led team finds missing-in-action MS genes
Researchers have found four new genes that act independently as risk factors for the disabling autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Olive oil ’s benefits explored at Yale School of Public Health symposium
Olive oil is the cornerstone of Mediterranean nutrition, and speaker after speaker cited its vital role in improving health outcomes during the Oct. 3 event. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Institute for Global Health honors four faculty with Hecht Awards
The Hecht Award honors individuals whose work " will lead to important results ... and positive health changes " in Latin America and Africa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Attacking RNA with small-molecule drugs
Yale researchers have developed a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Yale graduate students named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars
Jessica Cerde ña and Demar Lewis were recently inducted into the national leadership development program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taylor elected 2021 president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taylor to be 2019 president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hugh Taylor named president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Postdoctoral associate in immunobiology is named a STAT ‘wunderkind’
Kellie Jurado, a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Akiko Iwasaki, has been named a 2018 “Wunderkind” by the publication STAT for her work on the Zika virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prenatal care reduces preterm birth and low birth weight
In a Yale study, group prenatal care resulted in a significant reduction in the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight versus traditional one-on-one care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM researcher hits the road on ‘American Roads to Recovery’ listening tour
Brent Moore, a research scientist in the psychology department, and a college friend are hopping aboard an RV for a unique listening tour across America. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers study link between glucose metabolism and malaria
A glucose inhibitor called 2DG may prevent blood clotting and mini-strokes long enough to clear the parasites that cause cerebral malaria through antibiotics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form
By curtailing the effects of antibiotics, communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle factors nationwide
Food insecurity, smoking, physical inactivity, and quality of health care the top factors linked to cancer death disparity rates in a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

American hospitals make it too hard for patients to access medical records
In a study of 83 top-ranked hospitals across 29 states, Yale researchers found practical inconsistencies in the ability of patients to access personal records. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chelsea Clinton, author Randi Epstein discuss ‘hormones, heroes, hucksters’
The two spoke at the School of Medicine on Sept. 27 about Epstein ’s new book, “Aroused: the History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor is no stranger to struggle
When life threw yet another challenge at this busy mom, she found the care she needed close to home — at Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five-year grant awarded to improve health outcomes in New Haven
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded YSPH affiliate Community Alliance for Research and Engagement up to $3.68 million over five years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale approach bases decision-making on older adults ’ own health priorities
A patient priority-focused approach could improve health care and outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions, according to new research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Best way to assess obstetrics programs? Measure outcomes for both mom, baby
A new study finds little correlation between health outcomes for mother and child, making joint consideration the best way to measure overall program quality. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows cigarillo flavors enhanced by high-intensity sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners may encourage young people to smoke cigarillos by reducing the aversive sensation of smoking and making the small cigars more palatable. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neuroscientists, geneticist win ‘High Risk, High Reward’ grants
Yale ’s Sidi Chen, Daniel Colón-Ramos, and Junjie Guo have won grants of over $2.5 million from the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Celebrate Sustainability Week to focus on ‘Healthy Yale, Healthy Planet’
Celebrate Sustainability Week, Oct. 8-12, will feature tree-plantings, nature walks, Yale Farm workdays, a wellness bazaar, clothing and book swaps, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Minority medical residents face burden of bias during training
A Yale study found that microaggressions, being asked to serve as “ambassadors,” and crises of identity are common experiences among U.S. minority residents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New health informatics degree launches at Yale School of Public Health
The program will be housed in the Department of Biostatistics at YSPH and directed by Professor Cynthia Brandt, M.D., Ph.D. Applications are now being accepted. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some
Variants in the SORCS2 gene are linked to the severity of alcohol withdrawal in some people who have European ancestry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumna Patricia Nez Henderson on breaking boundaries at Yale
Henderson ’94 M.P.H., ’00 M.D. discussed her work promoting the wellness of the Navajo community in a conversation with President Peter Salovey on Sept. 17. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Explores events coming to Philadelphia and New York City this fall
The innovative program is back for the fall semester, traveling down I-95 for stops in Philadelphia and New York on Oct. 3 and Oct. 11, respectively. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don ’t know it
Without routine screening, most only discover they carry cancer-associated gene variants when that person or family members receive a cancer diagnosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Conflict and cooperation’: chemistry at the human bacteria interface
The Yale Chemical Biology Institute ’s Jason Crawford describes his work to uncover the mechanisms of how bacteria regulate the human immune system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Early warning sign of psychosis detected
Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia, says a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid
Findings about the spinal fluid of HIV patients from a sensitive new genetic test could provide insights into a host of neurological diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A thief in our midst: Scientists find gut proteins that rob us of vitamins
When gut microbes decorate their cell exteriors with proteins called BtuG, they can latch onto and deprive us of essential B12 vitamins, says new Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sen. Chris Murphy defends gains, promotes expanded health care at YSPH talk
In a Sept. 17 lecture, Murphy defended the ACA and spoke about “buttressing” its gains with legislation to make Medicare directly available to every citizen. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science receives $20 million grant
The grant, from the NIH and FDA, will fund research on the influence of flavorings and additives on the addictive potential of tobacco and e-cigarette products. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study provides new insights into the origins of genetic diseases in cells
New Yale research offers insight into how filamin mutations can cause neurological, cardiovascular, and skeletal abnormalities during human development. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Your teen is underestimating the health risks of vaping
Young people may think that vaping does no harm — and that’s a problem. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented
The finding, said the researchers, offers a stark warning to public officials confronting the opioid crisis across the United States: Ignoring the risk of HIV c (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tiny protein has big impact in times of stress
New findings about the importance of the protein Lso2/CCDC124 — made up of just 92 amino acids — may have important implications for cancer research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New approach improves detection of diseases at birth
The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ceremony marks launch of SJTU-Yale Immune-metabolic Research Center
The center will provide a platform for the two medical schools to exchange ideas and resources, train students and postdocs, and hold joint research symposiums. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study
According to new Yale research, when respiratory cells protect against oxidative stress like cigarette smoke or pollen, antiviral responses can suffer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH responds to overdose crisis with panel discussion, naloxone training
Moderated by Dean Sten Vermund, the panel included professor Robert Heimer, Dr. Kathryn Hawk, T.J. Aitken, and New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How surgery breaks the cycle of obesity
When diet and exercise no longer work, doctors treat the extra pounds as a disease. Fortunately, it ’s a treatable one. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Survey highlights need for improvement in reporting diagnostic errors
The survey results point to inconsistent training to report errors, no unified reporting system, and widespread discomfort with reporting. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing stages ‘disaster simulation’
In June, students at the Yale School of Nursing engaged in a “disaster simulation” in which a tornado had destroyed a grocery store. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How scientists developed a breakthrough drug for multiple sclerosis
Dr. David Hafler discusses the course of researchers ’ understanding of the condition over time, highlighting what he calls the “random walk” of drug discovery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Nancy Carrasco named C.N.H. Long Professor
Carrasco, who has been appointed the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, is a leader in the study of cell membrane transporters. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This is (actually, accurately) your brain on drugs
Women ’s Health Research at Yale is using a new brain-scanning technique to examine for the first time how smoking cannabis affects the brains of women and men. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news