Those with down syndrome are at increased risk of COVID-19 severity
Yale Medicine expert discusses how this population can stay safe and the importance of taking extra precautions to avoid infection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A year of COVID: Making sense of an ‘alien and unnatural’ time
Nicholas A. Christakis talks about his new book Apollo ’s Arrow and shares his perspective on how the virus will shape our world moving forward. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genomic sequencing to accelerate treatment of rare cardiovascular diseases
Using advanced diagnostic tools and strategies, Yale physician-scientists can offer clinical diagnosis, genetic testing, and risk assessment for patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers aim to uncover the secrets to happiness with new app
The Happiness Project is a new mobile app developed by the lab of Yale ’s Robb Rutledge, in which users can play games learn about the science of happiness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jan A.J. Stolwijk, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Dies at 93
Stolwijk ’s leadership and many contributions played key roles in Yale School of Public Health’s development and growth. He passed away Feb 17. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Immunotherapy drug delays onset of Type 1 diabetes in at-risk group
More than five years after receiving an experimental drug, half of a group of people at high risk of developing Type 1 diabetes remained disease-free. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-designed COVID-19 test SalivaDirect reaches 100 labs
100 labs in 36 states are set up to run the fast, low-cost, saliva-based testing. A Yale team hopes to make the protocol available to as many labs as possible. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale to co-host virtual town hall on COVID-19 and the vaccines
“What You Need to Know About the Vaccine and COVID-19” will take place on Wednesday, March 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Paving the way for cancer health equity
With the appointment of Dr. Nunez-Smith as Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity things have begun to take shape. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study offers hope for COVID patients and a path forward for research
A new randomized study of 466 COVID-19 patients could reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease and streamline clinical research at Yale. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How COVID-19 is transforming Smilow Cancer Hospital for the future
Radical change does not simply happen, even in an emergency. To make things run smoothly during the pandemic, the Smilow campus had to think outside the box. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lab bench, hospital bedside converge for clearer view of difficult cancers
A Yale partnership has brought together experts traditionally on the opposite ends of the science spectrum to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale team finds dozens of genes that block regeneration of neurons
Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified 40 genes actively involved in suppression of axon regeneration in central nervous system cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gruber Prize honors Orkin for advances in the genetics of blood disorders
The 2021 Gruber Genetics Prize has been awarded to Harvard geneticist Dr. Stuart H. Orkin for his discoveries of the genetic underpinnings of blood disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding trauma: Yale physicians on bias in the ER
Yale doctors discuss how bias influences emergency department treatment, particularly decisions over which patients must be restrained and/or sedated. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brazilian postdoc associate Anderson Brito contributes to study of COVID-19
Brito ’s post-doctorate at Yale is focused on genomic epidemiology — including critical COVID research in the lab of Nathan Grubaugh. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Keeping health equity at the forefront
YSPH ’s Tekisha Everette is committed to understanding how U.S. policies are racialized, and to addressing their disproportionate impact on minority communities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blood tests offer early indicator of severe COVID-19, study says
A new study reports that a series of biomarkers associated with white blood cell activation and obesity can predict severe outcomes in COVID-19 patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines: How are they different?
Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are being administered in the U.S. right now, with others on track for approval. So, how do they differ? (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale targets COVID-19 with innovative computational design methods
A new class of antiviral agents developed shows promise for creating COVID-19 therapeutics — particularly effective when used with the drug remdesivir. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For junior School of Medicine faculty, pandemic requires a balancing act
Balancing clinical care and scholarly work is vital for physician-scientists as they progress through their careers. COVID-19 has made it harder than ever. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists capture the choreography of a developing brain
Yale researchers and collaborators have devised a strategy that allows them to see this previously impenetrable process unfold in a living animal. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prioritizing health equity from the White House
NBC News profiles Marcella Nunez-Smith, who is trying to fix a system that is disproportionately failing disadvantaged communities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understand COVID-19: Novel coronavirus mutations and variants
Yale experts discuss why SARS-Cov-2 variants are emerging now – and what it will mean long-term for vaccination programs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists repair injured spinal cords using patients ’ own stem cells
Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists repair injured spinal cord using patients ’ own stem cells
Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nursing students create video to support Spanish-language diabetes patients
The video, titled “Step by Step: Diabetes and the Care of Your Feet,” was created for a YSN class project by Evelyn Cortes and Stephanie Mora Hernandez. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: A spintronics triumph and new info from organoids
Read about some of the important — even elegant — discoveries that occur when Yale researchers investigate the basic science of tiny, intricate phenomena. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Virus variants: What can we do to stay safe?
Yale Medicine experts discuss mutations, masks, humidity, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 variants: What can we do to stay safe?
Yale Medicine experts discuss mutations, masks, humidity, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diverse junior scientists display their talents, learn to navigate academia
Co-organized by Yale, the Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, held Jan. 6 –8, aimed to address disparities in academic medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds link between spinal antibodies and neurological COVID symptoms
Immune antibodies directed against the coronavirus may also react against brain tissue — a possible explanation for the neurological effects of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Joan Steitz awarded Wolf Prize in medicine
Yale ’s Steitz is among three researchers recognized for work which led to the creation of RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID research funding crucial for junior investigators
The pandemic had the potential to derail junior investigators career progression, but the School of Medicine made programmatic changes to help support them. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Saliva test may predict severity of COVID-19
“We discovered that the saliva viral load is a much better correlate of disease outcome than the nasopharyngeal viral load,” says Akiko Iwasaki. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Burnout, alcohol, PTSD: Health workers are suffering
A YSPH survey of thousands of health workers suggests worrying rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder amid a worsening pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At Yale, new neuroscience institute to unravel the mysteries of cognition
Yale University has announced that a historic philanthropic gift will launch an ambitious new research enterprise devoted to the study of human cognition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to stretch before a run — properly
Even if runners take the time to loosen up their muscles, they may not be doing the right stretches —or performing them properly, Yale Medicine explains how. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What ’s in store after vaccines? Still more challenges
During a recent panel discussion, Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund discussed the need for a global perspective to get back to a “new normal.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Nursing preps West Campus building as public vaccination clinic
Building 410 is now a COVID-19 vaccination site run by Yale New Haven Health, thanks to the work of a team mobilized at the Yale School of Nursing. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What is it like to get a COVID-19 vaccination?
Yale Medicine ’s Onyema Ogbuagu offers five things to know before rolling up your sleeve. (Spoiler: Yes, it’s safe; and yes, you’ll still need to wear a mask.) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH alumna highlights importance of diversity in public health
Informed by her personal background and a Yale education, Ffyona Patel ’14 M.P.H. takes a collaborative approach to her work in international health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Use of anticoagulants can reduce death in COVID-19 patients
When COVID-19 patients receive blood anticoagulants within 24 hours of hospitalization, they are 30% less likely to die from blood clots, new research shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can legalizing cannabis curb deaths from opioids?
A new study from Yale SOM uncovers a striking association: the more legal cannabis dispensaries there are in a given county, the fewer opioid overdoses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reducing cancer burden through collaborative research
By collaborating with partners around the globe to address emerging cancer disparities, Yale researchers envision a more equitable way to tackle the issues. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School of Nursing alumna juggles patent process and health startup
Through her startup House Calls Mobile, Courtney Farr ’06 M.S.N. hopes to use novel technology to expand access to care in underserved communities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart disease remains the number one killer of American women
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality of women in the U.S. Few young and minority women are aware of their risk factors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Clarence T. Sasaki, professor emeritus of otolaryngology surgery, dies
Sasaki MD ’66, was the longest serving chief of otolaryngology, serving more than 30 years, between 1981 and 2012. He passed away on February 4, 2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding COVID-19: Vaccine Distribution Challenges
Yale experts help explain the new logistical and ethical challenges we now face in our unprecedented effort to inoculate the global population. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A closer look at the impact of COVID-19 on cardio-oncology
In a paper, YSM ’s Dr. Lauren Baldassarre and her co-authors share recommendations regarding the cardiovascular care of COVID-19-positive patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news