From YSPH Commencement to the state capitol in the same week
Just days after receiving his degree, Seth D. Powers was in Hartford for a press conference with Governor Ned Lamont to support a public option in Connecticut. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine is a cost-effective solution for countries burdened by typhoid
A new YSPH study looks at the impact of Introducing a typhoid conjugate vaccine into routine child vaccine schedules for low- and middle-income countries. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s De Camilli awarded Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine
Pietro De Camilli will be awarded the 2019 Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine by the Jung Foundation for Science and Research on May 23 in Hamburg, Germany. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHRY funds studies on pain relief, cannabis, and sex differences in disease
New, first-of-their-kind studies will explore such questions as: Can a novel target for the treatment of chronic pain lead to more effective relief for women? (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For the Yale Child Study Center, home is where care belongs
The Yale Child Study Center works with children and families in their own homes, offering many benefits. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH graduates urged to “Speak Up! Speak Out!” and engage with the world
“At its best, public health changes lives, saves lives,” said Dr. Mary Travis Bassett in her keynote speech at YSPH’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes
New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) over time improves alcohol-related outcomes among people with HIV. This stepped approach to AUD treatment also improves HIV-related disease measures in this patient population.   A report of the new study, led by researchers at Yale University, is now online inThe Lancet HIV. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
(Yale University) People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a Yale-led study. The finding supports greater use of this treatment model in HIV clinics to improve outcomes for patients with both HIV and drinking problems, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals role of neonatal brain cells in early bonding in mammals
Using mice, a Yale-led team of researchers has found clues to what drives the social bond between offspring and caregivers in the first few days of life. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale launches new policy lab to elevate mental health and disrupt poverty
Elevate — a new policy laboratory based in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry — launched on May 6 to help parents and children in poverty. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study identifies how cancer drug inhibits DNA repair in cancer cells
According to Yale research, a cancer drug thought to be of limited use may be able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study identifies how cancer drug inhibits DNA repair in cancer cells
(Yale University) According to researchers at Yale Cancer Center, a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses a superpower of sorts: It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. The study, published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggests that combining this drug, cediranib, with other agents could potentially deliver a lethal blow in cancer that uses a specific pathway -- or process -- to create DNA repair cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yale neuroscientist awarded grant to investigate ALS
Junjie Guo, assistant professor of neuroscience, has been awarded a grant of $297,678 from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lowering blood pressure reduces brain bleeding in strokes
According to new research from a team at the Yale School of Medicine, intensive blood pressure reduction is a viable a therapy for intracerebral hemorrhage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Incarceration for low-level drug crimes rapidly spreading TB in Brazil
Brazilian prisoners are 23 times more likely to contract tuberculosis than members of the general population, a new report has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PET scan could identify people with PTSD who are at risk of suicide
PET scans show a clear pattern of an overactive neurotransmitter in the brains of people with PTSD and suicidal thoughts, according to new research from Yale University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu virus ’ best friend: low humidity
Low-humidity — not the cold — may be the reason why flu infections are often worse in the winter, according to a Yale research team led by Akiko Iwasaki. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Biomarker reveals PTSD sufferers at risk of suicide
Researchers using PET imaging have singled out elevated levels of metabotropic glutamatergic receptor 5 as a risk factor for suicide in veterans with PTSD. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity
(Yale University) Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

YSPH collaborating with China to develop new medical payment models
Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund traveled to Beijing in January 2019 to meet with officials from China ’s National Health Commission. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low HPV vaccination rates in rural Missouri prompts YSPH student response
A partnership between St. Francis Healthcare System and the Yale School of Public Health tackled misconceptions and stigma surrounding a lifesaving vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Balsam becomes first U.S. woman to receive Sigourney Award
Dr. Rosemary Balsam, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry, received the award for her work refocusing psychanalytic theory on the female body. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Art transforms the trauma of illness for teens
Local artist and educator Aaron Jafferis gave the first in a new series of lectures meant to empower young people at the Yale Child Study Center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Workplace-based smoking cessation program helps Yale Hospitality employees
The new Yale-developed program provides employees with free nicotine replacement products like patches and gum, and personal counseling with a nurse. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Cancer Center partnership expected to advance research at Yale
A new partnership with the National Cancer Center of China will provide new opportunities for collaborative research, clinical trials, and workforce training. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New strategy for untreatable kidney disease: targeting cell energy
By targeting a protein called Polycystin 2, Yale researchers have identified a promising approach for treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It ’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train
Dr. Craig Canapari, assistant professor of pediatrics (Random House) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

If Drones Had 'Claws,' They Might Be Able To Fly For Longer
Small drones have a problem — their battery life runs out relatively quickly. A team of roboticists says it has created special landing gear that can help conserve precious battery life.(Image credit: Dr. Kaiyu Hang/Yale University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Sunscreen Enters Bloodstream After Just One Day Of Use, Study Says
This study is the FDA’s way of showing sunscreen manufacturers they need to do the studies to see if chemical absorption poses health risks.” The need to screen According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. Around the world, melanoma ranks as the 19th most common cancer in both men and women, says the World Cancer Research Fund. In the United States, sunscreens were originally approved as an over-the-counter solution to sunburn. They came in two types: one using chemical combos to filter the sun, the other using minerals to bloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Dr. Patrick O ’Connor wins SGIM Robert J. Glaser Award
O ’Connor was honored for his accomplishments in research, education, patient care, health policy, and mentorship throughout his career. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health, CARDET extend partnership
CARDET is an international, non-profit, research and development organization based in Cyprus, with partners from around the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University of Bristol and Yale ‘ happiness Professors ’ reunite for public happiness talk
Having been the first in the UK to pioneer the exceptionally popular ‘ Science of Happiness ’ course, the University of Bristol ’ s Professor Bruce Hood is set to be joined by Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University, to give a free public lecture called Science of Happiness and The Good Life [6pm, 10 May at Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Bristol]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Pediatric patients go to the dogs for MRI anxiety relief
Who doesn't feel better alongside a friendly pup? It's no surprise, then, that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A SMART way to reduce pediatric sedation MRI delays Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan Pediatric-friendly MRI can enhance sedation Surf's up at Yale New Haven's pediatric MRI suite Superheroes help kids triumph over fears of MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Single molecule puts sperm on track
New research into a key molecule that helps activate sperm, and acts as a " cellular GPS system " guiding them to the egg, may help treat infertility. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale joins NIH research network aimed at improving maternal-fetal health
Yale School of Medicine, in collaboration with Yale New Haven Hospital, has joined the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism
Tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners, Transitions Clinics have been shown to reduce rates of reincarceration as well as days in prison or jail. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism
(Yale University) A healthcare program tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners can significantly reduce recidivism, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. The findings show how an approach that provides community-based primary care can play a role in the nationwide effort to decrease prison populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A boy heard a buzz and felt something strange. The cause caught his doctors by surprise
A 9-year-old Connecticut boy felt a strange sensation in his right ear, he told his doctor at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Three days earlier, he'd heard a buzzing noise in that ear. Still, the boy felt no real pain, and he could hear perfectly well, according to a case study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better way to classify young women ’s heart attacks
A team led by Yale's Dr. Erica Spatz has developed the VIRGO (Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI Patients) Taxonomy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH student uses theater to highlight first responder mental health
Taiga Christie ’s play “Counting Pebbles,” inspired by time spent as an EMT in rural Vermont, premiered this spring with a performance at the Yale Cabaret. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nick Turk Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
The Yale University cognitive neuroscientist studies how the brain extracts patterns from experiences. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Doctors-to-be describe their scientific studies on Student Research Day
This year ’s Student Research Day will include a poster session featuring 106 posters and a Farr Lecture by Harvard Medical School Dean Dr. George Q. Daley. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Event celebrates unique Yale course in interdisciplinary clinical care
Students and faculty from YSM and YSN gathered April 12 to celebrate their experience in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience course. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale joins more than 100 organizations in countering the opioid epidemic
Yale School of Medicine and others have joined the National Academy of Medicine in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What doctors should do if condition is not epilepsy
Yale researchers argue in a new piece in JAMA Network that clinicians need to be better trained to recognize psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inaugural Q-Med conference generates enthusiasm and a capacity crowd
The conference gathered gender- and sexual-minority health care students at YSM to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New technique may improve detection and treatment of advanced brain cancer
By grafting human tumor cells into mice, Yale researchers have analyzed how gene expression changes as cancer metastasizes and spreads to the brain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finally, another effective drug for kids and teens with type 2 diabetes
A new drug, liraglutide, will be “transformational” for youth with type 2 diabetes, according to new Yale-led research in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Another victim of violence: trust in those who mean no harm
Exposure to violence does not change the ability to learn who is likely to do harm, but it does damage the ability to place trust in “good people.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news