Breast ultrasound and cancer detection increased under new laws
State laws that require healthcare providers to notify women about if they have dense breasts and recommend supplemental screenings may boost cancer detection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers awarded $40 million to study opioid addiction treatments
Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading new research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Interest in newborn health, ignited at Yale, leads to major discovery
Harvard professor Ofer Levy ’88 and his partners have completed the first-ever analysis of the first week of human life at the molecular resolution. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists narrow in on cells that drive immune response to cancer
New research by the Yale Systems Biology Institute advances the genetic understanding of cancer cells and the science of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Antiretroviral therapy crucial in preventing non-Hodgkin lymphoma
A new study out of the Yale School of Public Health underscores the importance of T-cell count and viral load in developing cancer among those with HIV/AIDS. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nicotine addiction from vaping is a bigger problem than teens realize
As the vaping epidemic continues, Yale Medicine researchers point to well-known health risks associated with nicotine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carolyn W. Slayman portrait unveiled on the 82nd anniversary of her birth
Alastair Adams painted the portrait of the late deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at Yale School of Medicine. It was unveiled on March 11. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows novel use of mosquito-killing drug may reduce childhood malaria
Research suggests that childhood malaria could be reduced 20% if an entire village population were given the mosquito-killing drug ivermectin every three weeks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Potentially deadly and memory-killing effect of opioid abuse explored
A new study suggests that doctors treating drug overdose cases should be on the lookout for abnormal brain swelling, which can be treated if discovered early. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health On the Issues: housing and health
YSPH Dean Sten Vermund and Dr. Danya Keene discuss the housing crisis and its intersections with poverty, homelessness, public policy, and health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SOM Insights: Fiona Scott Morton testifies to Congress on healthcare
In Washington on March 7, Prof. Scott Morton called a private healthcare system without competitive pressure “the worst of both worlds” in terms of costs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists discover mechanics of asthmatic bronchial spasm
Using a microdevice that mimics physiological features of the bronchial airways, Yale scientists have discovered why these muscles can suddenly contract. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans
Heart attack hospitalizations and 30-day heart attack mortality declined 38% and 12% respectively from 1995 to 2014, says a comprehensive new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel YSPH framework helps identify genes associated with disease
A powerful analytical tool called UTMOST, developed by Hongyu Zhao and colleagues, could allow researchers to design drugs that more effectively combat disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gut bacteria neutralizes disease-carrying tsetse flies
YSPH ’s Brian Weiss has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of the deadly African trypanosomes parasite. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs
Katarzyna Chawarska, Veneeta Dayal, and Jane Tylus were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Katarzyna Chawarska named the Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry
Chawarska is a leading expert in research on identifying early diagnostic markers and novel treatment targets in autism spectrum disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bonds of MUYU partnership strengthened during Makerere University visit
Pericles Lewis, vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs, visited Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda on March 13. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Supporting YSPH initiative, Yale VP visits health center in Ethiopia
Yale Vice President for Global Strategy Pericles Lewis visited the clinic as part of the YSPH-led Primary Healthcare Transformation Initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents
In a randomized trial, a new Yale program that counsels parents was as effective in treating childhood anxiety as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Amir Aman Hagos, Yale GHLI alumnus, leading Ethiopian health care
Hagos, Ethiopia ’s newest minister of health, is one of the youngest heath care influencers on the African continent. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika, Yale investigators reduced infection in mice, offering new hope for a vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale GHLI alumna leads efforts for more equitable heath care in Ethiopia
Thanks in part to skills she received through a Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative program, Dr. Lia Tadesse is Ethiopia ’s newest state minister of health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Having a quarter-life crisis? How to make life better for your future self
Yale Medicine experts explain how millennials can take care of their unique health needs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sutton Lab researcher brings Yale experiences home to Uganda
George Ssenyange, a medical exchange student from Uganda, is an example of Yale ’s success in leveraging the power of partnerships to improve global health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts develop new free app to tackle opioid addiction
The BUP Home Induction smartphone app guides patients through the first three days of taking buprenorphine, an FDA-approved addiction treatment medication. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular clock influences immune cell responses
Just as humans have circadian rhythms, cell populations have a desynchronized molecular “clock” that can affect immune responses, Yale research shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment
Mutations of the TRIO gene cause some of the same structural and behavioral abnormalities found with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role
Couples report greater marital satisfaction when at least one spouse has a genetic variation known as the GG genotype within the oxytocin gene receptor. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine joins healthcare leaders to advance equity, safety
YSM has joined TIME ’S UP Healthcare — a network of healthcare leaders organizing across industries to create safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM professor describes ‘compounding trauma’ of asylum seekers in detention
The Yale Center for Asylum Medicine ’s Dr. Katherine McKenzie shares her experience visiting an asylum detention facility in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A closer look at congenital heart defects
Yale Medicine highlights how medical advances paint a brighter picture for those born with the most common form of birth defect. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New grants fund YSPH research for caregivers and those with depression
Professors Joan Monin and Katie Wang of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences will receive research grants totaling over $4 million. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers develop modular approach to engineering immune cells
A new breakthrough by Yale researchers enhances the ability to fend off cancer and other diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale launches Declutter, Destress, Donate campaign
Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 26, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate in the Yale Office of Sustainability ’s two-week decluttering campaign. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kerry urges student engagement in fight to stop climate change
The former Secretary of State spoke as a guest of the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative on Feb. 22. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New initiative will fund innovative solutions in health care
A partnership between the Yale Institute for Global Health, CoWrks Foundry and the RMZ Foundation will address health and social disparities in India. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Donna Spiegelman: biostatistician, hiker, avid reader
Spiegelman, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at YSPH, discusses her research, her goals at Yale, and spending time with her family. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers create organoid of a brain region to study cognitive disorders
Yale researchers have created model thalamuses to study diseases like epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and depression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

10% of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren ’t treated for it
Of the tens of millions of Chinese adults at risk for heart disease, only 3% receive treatment to manage that risk, compared to over 25% in the United States. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale first in Connecticut to offer advanced cardiac test
Radiologists and cardiologists at YSM are among the first ever to use a new personalized cardiac test that can predict the need for cardiac catheterizations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Got sleep? March is National Sleep Awareness Month!
Being Well at Yale and Yale WorkLife are partnering with sleep experts to offer an informative series of workshops and a “2-Weeks to Better Sleep” Challenge. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale New Haven becomes first in CT to perform pediatric heart transplants
Families from Connecticut and Rhode Island will now have close access to pediatric care for congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study identifies a non-genetic cause of resistance to melanoma treatment
Yale researchers identified a new protein that, when downregulated, can result in resistance to BRAF inhibitors, a drug therapy effective in treating melanoma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds wide variation between human cell lines used for research
More than 70% of researchers fail to reproduce scientists ’ experiments — one reason may lie in the significant differences in cell lines used by different labs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Versatile drug may protect baby from hazards of intraamniotic infections
The drug N-acetylcysteine has been shown to decrease mortality and short-term neonatal morbidity in pregnancies complicated by infections or inflammation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Women and health: the heart of the matter
Women ’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn Mazure spoke at the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” event at The New Haven Lawn Club on Feb. 7. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Joshua Wallach: meta-researcher, Beatles fan, pizza connoisseur
Wallach, assistant professor of epidemiology in YSM ’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, discusses his research and pizza in New Haven vs. New York. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The incredible precision of a heart transplant surgeon
Yale surgeon Dr. Ayyaz Ali is not only transplanting hearts, he is researching ways to make more donor hearts suitable for the patients who need them. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PREP program makes talented students even stronger doctoral candidates
Yale ’s Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program helps students from underrepresented groups gain the skills and credentials necessary for grad school. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news