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A mineral blueprint for finding Burgess Shale-type fossils
(Yale University) Scientists have identified a mineral signature for sites that are more likely to contain rare fossils that preserve evidence of soft tissue -- essential information to understanding ancient life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2018 Category: Biology 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

NIAAA Spectrum: Anti-Smoking Medication May Reduce Alcohol Craving
Varenicline, an anti-smoking medication, may reduce craving for alcohol in people who drink heavily and for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who are also depressed, according to two recent studies. The research, funded by NIAAA and led by Sherry McKee, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, provides more evidence that varenicline may be a potential treatment for AUD. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Kimberly Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity 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

Do You Need A Degree To Work In Marijuana?
As commercial cannabis grows in the U.S., legal pot companies are on the hunt for workers with advanced degrees, especially biology, chemistry and business. In fact, Yale School of Management will host the largest legal business of cannabis conference ever held by any U.S. B-school later this week. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Cabot, Women at Forbes 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

Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia
Researchers at Yale University found people with positive beliefs about growing older are less likely to develop dementia. The findings are published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

APNewsBreak: Dental students took selfie with severed heads
Graduate dental school students and top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took selfie with two severed heads donated to medical research at Yale University last year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Winship Cancer Institute names director of new Center for Cancer Immunology
Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute named Madhav V. Dhodapkhar director of its new Center for Cancer Immunology Dhodapkhar is an expert in cancer immunology and translational immunotherapy. He joins Winship from Yale University School of Medicine, where he served as chief of hematology, the Arthur H. and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and professor of immunobiology for the past decade. He was also co-director of the Cancer Immunology Program at the Yale Cancer Center.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley 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

We view ourselves and those we care about through 'rose-tinted glasses', study says
(City University London) New research from City, University of London, University of Oxford and Yale University has shown that we see our own lives, and also those we care about, through 'rose-tinted glasses'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Veterans aren't always getting mental care they urgently need, report finds
Thomas Burke Jr., a Marine who returned from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq to attend Yale Divinity School, has also done three tours in the Veterans Health Administration for mental health care and says he's experienced mixed results. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Vitiligo treated successfully with arthritis drug and light therapy
(Yale University) Building on prior research that examined the use of an arthritis medication to treat vitiligo, a team of Yale dermatologists has successfully applied a novel combination therapy -- the medication and light -- to restore skin color in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking the long view: US scientists affirm value of long term research
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) A new Yale-led study provides a detailed glimpse into how the US ecological community views the direction of long-term research, its critical role in the advancement of knowledge, and research areas that scientists believe should be prioritized in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2018 Category: Biology 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

New Yale guidelines simplify healthy menu choices at meetings
The Healthy Meeting Guidelines provide a simple list of low cost ideas for making healthy menu choices at meetings, events and celebrations on campus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines safety of diuretic treatment for heart failure
In the past, the use of diuretics to treat heart failure has led to concerns about kidney damage. But a Yale study suggests that these fears may be unfounded. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’ s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness
With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID SHIMER Tags: Yale University Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Yale Medicine offers tips for helping kids to avoid dry skin this winter
Dry skin and eczema can affect as many as 17% of kids — especially during cold winter months. Find crucial tips on dealing with it from Yale dermatologists. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low-cost, data-driven tool identifies sickest hospital patients
Developed by a team of Yale researchers, the automated tool notifies physicians when key vitals such as heart rate and temperature take a turn for the worse. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Abuse and neglect during childbirth common among Jordanian women
A new study led by YSPH's Kaveh Khoshnood, the first of its kind, has found that 32% of Jordanian women report neglect and 37% verbal abuse during childbirth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers propose new ways to select patients for clinical trials
In a new study, Yale Cancer Center investigators find that improving models to assess patient risk for breast cancer can result in better trials and results. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
The grant, awarded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, will fund efforts to address disparities in cancer care in the New Haven area. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale cancer researchers propose new ways to select patients for clinical trials
(Yale University) Yale Cancer Center investigators have demonstrated in a new study that more sophisticated models to assess patient risk for cancer can result in better clinical trials with more definitive results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news