Yale DOM Covid Explorer offers access to COVID-related hospital data
The open access dataset of COVID-19 patients can be used for hypothesis generation, to support research, and as preliminary data for grant applications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What ’s the path to health equity?
Yale internist Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith discusses barriers to equitable treatment and health outcomes for people of color and other vulnerable populations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Studies with monkeys find early attachment brings generations of benefits
New research shows the importance of early-life attachment to mothers and how it affects the likelihood of success across generations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale designates labs in three states to provide SalivaDirect ™ COVID-19 test
SalivaDirect ™ COVID-19 testing will be made available to people in Florida, Minnesota, and New York by late September. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seeking scalable solutions to global poverty
Mushfiq Mobarak describes the arc of his research on scalable, evidence-based policy responses to the deprivations of poverty. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seeking Scalable Solutions to Poverty
Mushfiq Mobarak describes the arc of his research on scalable, evidence-based policy responses to the deprivations of poverty. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale partners with CT Dept. of Ed. to launch instructional COVID-19 website
Launched by a group of volunteers from Yale and elsewhere, COV-Ed is an online tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Course asks medical students ‘what makes a life worth living in medicine?’
Taught by Divinity School alum Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, the class addresses questions of meaning in the medical profession and reflects upon one ’s own practice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What we know about COVID-19 and kids
It ’s unusual that a virus would be less severe in children than in adults, yet that is the case with COVID-19. Yale researchers are working to understand why. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children ’s immune response more effective against COVID-19
Two immune system molecules — interleukin 17A and interferon gamma — may be the key to differing responses in children and adults, new research shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing
Researchers have been able to track the spread of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data by testing wastewater. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immune system may have another job — combatting depression
An inflammatory autoimmune response also found in the spinal fluid of healthy people suggests immune cells may play a role in protecting our mental health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale succeeds with a more inclusive approach to heart transplants
A more aggressive selection process for new heart recipients has more than quadrupled the number of successful transplants at Yale New Haven Hospital. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lack of COVID-19 resources risking millions in Somalia settlement camps
Lack of information and screening services are threatening Somalia ’s internally displaced people, according to new research by YSPH and The Hagarla Institute. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A pregnancy ended by COVID-19 informs new understanding and protocols
The case of an expectant mother ’s gestational hypertension exacerbated by the coronavirus has helped doctors understand how infection affects pregnant women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson ’s
Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants over three years from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson ’s initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut
The Sept. 15 YSPH report concludes that to protect human health, leaders and residents of the state must undertake swift action to cut greenhouse emissions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Small’ funding leads to big results in global health
Since 2015 five years, the Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award at Yale had supported initiatives like an Indigenous health network in Argentina. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers to lead $52 million NIH study on schizophrenia in youth
Researchers with the Yale Department of Psychiatry will lead an international investigation into the cause and effect of schizophrenia in high-risk adolescents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Safer supply program can reduce engagement with illicit drug market
New research by Yale addiction specialist Ryan MacNeil finds that dispensing prescription opioids to at-risk individuals can prevent fentanyl-related overdoses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public Health, Pathology collaboration advances COVID-19 saliva test
In a testament to the power of teamwork, researchers from Yale ’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine worked together to make SalivaDirect a clinical success. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Five reasons to get the flu shot — especially this year
It ’s a powerful tool against flu and, indirectly, COVID-19. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drugging the undruggable: Yale finds treatment path for muscular dystrophy
Researchers have identified a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At YSPH, Gov. Lamont urges caution against COVID-19 in weeks, months ahead
On Sept. 8 Lamont spoke from Yale about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Connecticut, with a panel including Mayor Justin Elicker and epidemiologist Albert Ko. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Schoelkopf on quantum council and a dopamine discovery
YaleNews ’ monthly science column looks at dopamine’s role in heart failure, the “early burst” of evolution, how to build a better flu vaccine, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When COVID-19 symptoms won ’t go away
A new Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program at Yale can help those with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, such as general fatigue and shortness of breath. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aerosols vs. droplets: In transmitting COVID-19, there ’s a big difference
Engineering professor Jordan Peccia explains the differences between droplets and aerosols, and the ways we can protect ourselves from both. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Portable MRI can detect brain abnormalities at bedside
New Yale research represents the first known attempt to deploy a mobile, bedside MRI, which promises to provide immediate diagnosis in virtually any setting. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Common cold combats influenza
Rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of common colds, can prevent the flu virus from infecting airways by jumpstarting the body ’s antiviral defenses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Patients should find reassurance in hospital safety measures
While many patients delay critical procedures due to COVID-19 concerns, a new study finds that hospital safety protocols are effective at preventing its spread. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SalivaDirect: What you need to know about the new COVID-19 test
Yale School of Public Health experts answer frequently asked questions about the new Yale-developed test — which is not yet available to the public. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s wastewater sampling project used throughout CT to predict COVID-19
Use of a tool to predict COVID-19 infection rates by testing wastewater is expanding from New Haven to Bridgeport, Stamford, Hartford, New London, and Norwich. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find a cause and possible treatment for Fragile X
Fragile X syndrome — a disorder of the X chromosome — is the leading cause of autism and the primary genetic driver of intellectual disability. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Choosing the wrong health insurance could kill you
Shutting down the health plans with the highest mortality rates could save thousands of lives per year, according to research by Yale SOM ’s Jason Abaluck. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The dangers of polypharmacy: Do you really need all of those medications?
The more medicines you take, the greater the chance a negative drug interaction will cause an adverse effect. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers find molecular link between liver disease, insulin resistance
Yale researchers have zeroed in on a molecular link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At YSM, M.D. Class of 2024 dons white coats in untraditional ceremony
Outdoors, physically distanced, and live-streamed via Zoom, this year ’s White Coat Ceremony was the first of its kind at the School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Pediatrics faculty to chair New Haven Lead Task Force
Drs. Marjorie Rosenthal and Erin Nozetz were elected vice chair and chair, respectively, of the new task force, created by the city health department. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing equips new students for fall lab courses
Duffels stocked medical equipment were recently distributed — and N95 masks fitted — in preparation for classes that are both at-home and hands-on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three questions about COVID-19 infection and immunity
Yale SOM ’s Dr. Howard Forman talks about herd immunity, vaccines, and a reported case of coronavirus reinfection in Hong Kong. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to help kids through difficult times (like now)
Amid the pandemic — and a tough year in general — kids are struggling with difficult issues. The Yale Child Study Center’s Steven Marans has advice for parents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why ‘one day at a time’ works for recovering alcoholics
A new brain imaging study by Yale researchers sheds light on why — and how — some people who struggle with alcohol use disorder relapse and others do not. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaping rates not associated with with outbreaks of lung injury, study finds
YSPH research finds that clusters of vaping-related lung injuries are driven by locally available products, not overall rates of e-cigarette or marijuana use. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sex differences in COVID-19 immune responses affect patient outcomes
Yale researchers have identified significant differences in how the immune systems of women and men respond to the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s Vascular Medicine OutcomeS program aims to improve vascular care
Led by Dr. Carlos Mena-Hurtado and Kim G. Smolderen, the VAMOS program is one of the few programs in the country dedicated to vascular health outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers reach advance stem cell therapy for hormone disorder
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Less aggressive treatment better for heart patients who go into shock
When it comes to receiving coronary stents after a heart attack, a new Yale-led study has found that sometimes less is more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Smartphone data show how shared staff spread COVID-19 through nursing homes
A new study co-authored by SOM ’s Judith A. Chevalier may explain why visitor bans had little effect in prevention the spread of COVID-19 among nursing homes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is saliva testing better? Five things to know about the new COVID-19 test
SalivaDirect, a simpler COVID-19 test developed by Yale researchers could be scaled up quickly, allowing labs across the country to make it available soon. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three Yale researchers receive funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Marc Hammarlund, Pietro De Camilli, and Hongying Shen are among 30 pairs of scientists awarded grants to study the molecular of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news