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After Ebola crisis, Yale works to strengthen Liberian health system
Led by Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Yale faculty has partnered with the Liberian government to improve health infrastructure and prepare for more public health crises. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rebecca Richards-Kortum to speak on preventing newborn deaths in Africa
Rice University ’s Rebecca Richards-Kortum will deliver the 2018 University-Wide Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 27. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Air pollutants linked to abnormal fetal growth
Chinese mothers who were exposed to a high level of air pollutants during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth, according to a new YSPH study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The myth of what ’s driving the opioid crisis
Overdose deaths are overwhelmingly attributable not to prescription opioids but to illicit fentanyl and heroin. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fitness walking tours for staff will explore downtown New Haven
Staff members will have the opportunity to mingle exercise with urban exploration next month, thanks to The Shops at Yale. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic roots of opioid addiction in European Americans uncovered
An increased risk of addiction in European Americans appears to be associated with a variant of the gene RGMA, which is involved in cell death and nerve damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Gerard Sanacora named the Gross Professor of Psychiatry
Sanacora is a translational neuroscientist who specializes in the study of the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PremieBreathe gives premature babies a better chance
Yale ’s Anjelica Gonzalez is leading a team to develop a low-cost respirator that delivers warmed, oxygenated air to infants with respiratory complications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Generous donation benefits Yale psychosis treatment program
With a $120,000 donation, Marc and Elizabeth Rabinowitz have established The Rabinowitz Fund to support Yale ’s Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A synthetic approach to helping the immune system thwart infections
Yale researchers have developed a set of synthetic molecules that may help boost the strength of a key, virus-fighting protein called RIG-I. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Online Campus platform enriches YSM ’s online behavioral medicine course
Taught by instructor Stephanie Neary, the Yale PA Online Program was created to address the growing need for PAs in underserved parts of the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science is about ‘positive impact’
Last month Yale launched the new Center for Biomedical Data Science, which will act as a hub for research and education in biomedical data science at Yale. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Update on Yale ’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia
The partnership between Yale and Ethiopia ’s Ministry of Health aims to improve management skills at health centers and health offices around the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study illuminates tiny RNA ’s role in heart disease, obesity
Yale researchers have found that by disrupting this microRNA in key tissues, they can reduce plaque buildup in arteries while avoiding unintended effects. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New technique predicts gene resistance to cancer treatments
YSPH researchers have developed a method to predict resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a way to apply it to a frequent cancer-causing gene. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nonstatin drug use increases by 124% in U.S.; related expenditures triple
Despite the weak evidence of benefit from non-statin use, in 2012-2013 nearly 8 million adults reported using nonstatin drugs — often paid for out of pocket. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical student Aimee Alphonso: What I learned during my rotation in Ghana
Alphonso took a four-week clinical rotation at a hospital in Accra thanks to the Yale School of Medicine ’s International Clinical Elective Travel Fellowship. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms often misinterpreted in younger women
According to a YSPH study, younger women are more likely to mistake heart attack symptoms for anxiety or stress, and more likely to be misdiagnosed by a doctor. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Khushi Baby wins $250K Johnson & Johnson Prize with tech developed at Yale
The India-based company, which uses a device developed as part of an SEAS course, won Johnson& Johnson ’s GenH Challenge for Maternal and Child Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preventing, controlling hypertension could reduce China ’s high stroke rate
High blood pressure is extremely common in China, which may be responsible for the nation ’s high stroke rates, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rapid radiation therapy minimizes treatment time, improves quality of life
Faster treatment is possible for a variety of cancers, thanks to hypofractionated radiotherapy currently being employed by doctors at Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia
John Harley Warne, the Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine (National University of Singapore Press) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study suggests expanded range for emerging tick-borne disease
New research led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that Borrelia miyamotoi ’s geographic range is bicoastal, far larger than previously believed. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aksoy Labs combats the tsetse fly to protect Africa from sleeping sickness
Yale professor of Serap Aksoy ’s work to combat sleeping sickness in Africa has included mapping the genome of the tsetse fly and developing student workshops. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A test of the uterine lining improves chances of a successful pregnancy
Dr. Harvey Kliman ’s work at the Yale School of Medicine looks at how testing for a healthy endometrium can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH-led breastfeeding advocacy project to expand globally
Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly: A Guide to Global Scale-Up is expanding to include England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Myanmar and Samoa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Secrets of a little-known cancer ally revealed
A Yale-led team has found a sort of master switching network of proteins crucial to sustain cell growth — process that human cancer often relies on. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jason Crawford named the Singer Associate Professor
Crawford develops and applies genome sequence-guided methods for the discovery of genetically encoded molecules from mutualistic and pathogenic microorganisms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers develop novel immunotherapy to target colorectal cancer
A Yale-led research team has developed an antibody that blocks tumors in animal models of colorectal cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Marissa King on how better healthcare teamwork saves lives: SOM Insights
In a recent study, King and collaborator Ingrid Nembhard used new technology and big data to understand how healthcare teams operate. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-Uganda collaboration improving health education, patient care
The Makerere University-Yale University Collaboration is improving education, training, research, patient care, and more in Kampala, Uganda and beyond. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Uganda, availability of medicines for chronic diseases varies widely
Researchers from Yale, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Uganda have released a new study which details medical disparities that are rife across the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Studying the effects of early childhood circumstances on long-term health
YSPH ’s Xi Chen wants to understand how factors like religious fasting during pregnancy can affect public health and human capital over time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The connection between a healthy marriage and a healthy heart
A recent study suggests that men in marriages that improved over time may have a lower risk for heart disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia in older adults
Even in older adults with a high genetic risk for developing dementia, a positive attitude toward aging can reduce the risk of developing it by nearly 50%. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Irish and Peccia appointed to endowed chairs
Two Yale faculty members, Vivian Irish and Jordan Peccia, were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Haven health director moves to address disparities in community
Byron Kennedy M.P.H. ’01, M.D. ’04, Ph.D. ’04, health director for New Haven, thinks all health is local — meaning providers need to engage with the community. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Highlighting Yale science at the World Economic Forum
President Peter Salovey and other Yale luminaries joined experts from around the globe at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held Jan. 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A YSN-trained critical care nurse responds to Hurricane Harvey
Jenny Rendon is using skills gained at Yale to help victims of Hurricane Harvey at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale leads largest-ever collaboration to educate health workers in Rwanda
Yale in partnership with Rwanda ’s Human Resources for Health program, the U.S. government, and others is leading the charge to improve public health in Rwanda. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Yale teams awarded BioScience Pipeline grants for cancer-fighting tech
Founded in 2015, the BioScience Pipeline program enhances biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain scans show why some type 1 diabetics miss low blood sugar cues
In non-diabetic adults, low blood sugar causes changes in key regions of the brain that are linked to decision making. Not so for many diabetics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

App that detects depression wins at Tsai CITY Healthcare Hackathon
Called “Bene,” the under-development app analyzes vocal and facial responses to prompted questions in order to gauge a user’s psychological state. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New YSM center formed to support biomedical data science
The the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science will aim to strengthen Yale ’s ability to investigate large-scale biological and medical problems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale dermatologists successfully restore skin color in vitiligo patients
A Yale team has successfully applied a novel combination therapy — an arthritis medication and light therapy — to restore skin color in vitiligo patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV
New Yale-led research suggests that using five or more prescription drugs increases the risk of hospitalization in adults over 50 — regardless of HIV status. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical mystery: Yale doctors solve woman ’s chronic abdominal pain
Courtney saw 50 physicians over a 15-year period and couldn ’t get an accurate diagnosis — until she visited Yale Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Yale study provides clues about lung fibrosis in an overlooked cell
SEAS ’s Anjelica Gonzalez and YSM’s Erica Herzog have found an important clue in finding the cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meningitis vaccination strategy in Africa found to be effective, economical
Led by YSPH ’s Reza Yaesoubi, an international team of scientists has used a mathematical model to improve vaccination strategies in Africa’s “meningitis belt.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Psychiatry trainees use telepsychiatry to reach faraway patients
The trainees are participating in new VA-based clinic the uses remote video technology to provide diagnostics, medication management, and supportive therapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news