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Three things Trump can do to bring drug prices ‘way down’
The president has significant power to tackle drug prices without the help of Congress. But he needs help from the secretary of health and human services. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Visage set to introduce AI software at RSNA 2017
Enterprise imaging firm Visage Imaging will showcase artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Visage signs 7-year contract with Yale Visage will show new software features at RSNA 2017 Visage upgrades Ease mobile app Visage releases Open Archive in North America Visage wraps up installation at Mercy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Combination immunotherapy targets cancer resistance
Researchers have identified an experimental antibody that overcomes resistance to treatment by targeting a wider range of immune cells linked to tumor growth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A life saved by genetic sequencing
For years, physicians puzzled over Amanda Gonzalez-Bunster's medical symptoms, until a Yale doctor suggested genetic sequencing which identified the solution. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
The immune system ’s response to the Zika virus may be responsible for nerve-related complications of infection, according to a Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale engineering team developing a tiny device to improve global health
Yale engineers are working to develop a novel method that could dramatically change how tuberculosis is diagnosed and treated. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How politics are affecting health care spending
Yale researchers have found that the close link between health care policy and politics is dramatically increasing health care spending. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
(Yale University) The immune system's response to the Zika virus, rather than the virus itself, may be responsible for nerve-related complications of infection, according to a Yale study. This insight could lead to new ways of treating patients with Zika-related complications, such as Guillain-Barr é syndrome, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anesthesiologist Dr. Donna-Ann Thomas on pre-surgery anxiety
The Yale expert discusses tomophobia — the fear of surgery — and what anesthesiologists can do to alleviate the condition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale team ’s advance allows gene editing with surgical precision
Researchers have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living organisms, an ability that is transforming medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Nita Ahuja named chair of the Department of Surgery
Ahuja's appointment as chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and chief of surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital will be effective Feb. 1. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diagnosing Alzheimer ’s with diamonds and PET scans
Yale doctors have developed a novel way to scan Alzheimer ’s patients which can determine whether a particular medication has potential to reverse brain damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Yale lab will use virtual reality games to reduce risks in teens
The goal of the lab is to develop and test VR games for health education and behavioral intervention in youth and young adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lizzie Hartong is back in the saddle again after reconstructive surgery
Yale doctors successfully reconstructed a teenager's pelvis after she suffered multiple fractures to it following a riding accident. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts: Government actions threaten women ’s health care
Yale researchers joined other health experts to call for increased public engagement to address government efforts that can threaten women ’s health care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale psychiatrist ’s team delivers mental health services in Northern Iraq
Dr. Andres Barkil-Oteo is working with a team of clinicians providing mental health services to 90,000 internally displaced people in nine camps. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Urologist Dr. Preston Sprenkle on prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers affecting men; about one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Major research funding envisions eyesight restoration
A team of Yale researchers is working to develop advanced systems to produce digital sensory data that the brain decodes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Psychiatry and the Law
Edited by Dr. Tobias Wasser, assistant professor of psychiatry (Springer) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Putting the precise in precision medicine
Exome sequencing allows scientists and clinicians to zero in on the mutations responsible for a disparate array of ailments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Additive manufacturing and sustainability: The environmental implications of 3-D printing
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) In a new special issue, Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology presents the cutting-edge research on this emerging field, providing important insights into its environmental, energy, and health impacts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tax Reform Could Impact Higher Education
Congress is considering major tax overhauls that would, among other things, impose an excise tax on the investment earnings of endowments at wealthy colleges and universities. Nearly seventy private institutions of higher education would be subject to the new tax, which only affects schools whose endowments exceed $250,000 per student. Public universities would be exempt. Only 30 of the top 300 research institutions in the U.S. fall within the list. Among them are Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Yale University, and Columbia University. The House and Senate have drafted their own versions of the tax reform ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

SPM Conference
Discussions noted and collected will serve as the basis of a number of internal advocacy efforts. Let’s keep the conversation going on Connect! Our inaugural meeting was certified as Patients Included, a designation given to an event that meets all 5 of the Patients Included charter: Missed the event and couldn’t catch the live-stream? Loved the meeting so much you wish you could experience it all over again? We’ve got you covered! Here are speakers’ presentations from the inaugural Society for Participatory Medicine conference. Looking forward to our second annual meeting in 2018! Stay tuned for d...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Brain imaging reveals ADHD as a collection of different disorders
Yale researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have impairments in unique brain systems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hundred-year-old brains still have stories to tell
The Cushing Center's 500 specimen jars of patients ’ brains offers a testament to Yale's preservation of medical and scientific innovation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A very low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
A study from Yale and conducted on mice, showed that turning to a 500 to 800 calorie diet by cutting calorie intake by 75 percent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurologist Deena Kuruvilla on why most headaches are actually migraines
Dr. Deena Kuruvilla discusses the different variety of headaches and how they can be treated. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cellular clean-up can also sweep away forms of cancer
Two new research papers reinforce the benefits of a novel therapy that hijacks the cell ’s own protein degradation machinery to destroy cancer cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scanner or sandcastle? Making MRIs easy for kids
Staff in Yale Medicine ’s Department of Radiology& Biomedical Imaging make getting an MRI a fun and fear-free experience for children. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Jaime Grutzendler named the Zimmerman/Spinelli Professor
Dr. Jaime Grutzendler focuses his research on elucidating mechanisms of neuronal-glial interactions in the normal and diseased brain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Francis Lee is designated the Southwick Professor
Dr. Francis Y. Lee is an orthopaedic surgeon in active clinical practice and a research scientist. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hospital organization culture impacts patient care, study says
Not only can a hospital change its organizational culture for the better, but such improvement allows more patients to survive heart attacks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Glassblowing at Yale: where art meets science
Yale's senior scientific glassblower Daryl Smith contributes to patient care, building and creating equipment essential to research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs
Three Yale faculty members — Yoram Alhassid, Dr. Jaime Grutzendler, and Dr. Francis Lee — were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

TCT 2017: Medtronic touts results from 6-month Evolut Pro study
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month data from a study of its Evolut Pro transcatheter aortic valve replacement platform, touting low rates of paravalvular leaks and low rates of all-cause mortality and disabling stroke. Data came from 60 patients in the trial who received the Evolut Pro valve, and follow previously released 30-day outcomes. Results at six-months indicated trace or no paravalvular leaks in 88% of patients, with low rates of all-cause mortality and disabling stroke. No instances of coronary obstruction or valve thrombosis were reported and the permanent pacemaker implantation rate was 11....
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

HAVEN Free Clinic to expand behavioral health program
The student-run clinic is expanding its behavioral health program that will promote integrated care and target underserved communities in New Haven. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Three major myths about opioid addiction
Yale Medicine experts discuss the three most harmful and widely held misconceptions that are preventing large groups of people from getting treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Screening can detect lung cancer early, when it is most curable
Two experts from the Lung Screening and Nodule Program at Yale Cancer Center discuss lung cancer screening and why it can save lives. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using big data to tackle big mental health problems
Adam Chekroud discusses how to best use massive amounts of data to offer clinicians guidance on how to best treat a host of mental health disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Maturity’ molecule helps adolescent brain grow up
New research identifies the crucial signal in the taming of the adolescent mind as fragments of a family of proteins called laminins. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer patient: Treat gun violence like cancer
Marjorie Rosenthal believes scientific research should be applied to analyzing gun violence and prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ketamine Infusions: They Didn ’t Help Me But They Could Help You
Ketamine infusions are one of the latest treatments available for treatment resistant depression. There are many hospitals and research centers offering free or fee for service treatments in order to gather data to support FDA approval as well as insurance approval. My personal experience involves having ketamine infusions at one of the best psychiatric and research-based hospitals in the country. They are collecting every bit of data involving what happens to the patient prior to each treatment, during the infusion as well as post-treatment. I always felt in good hands and felt grateful to be receiving the treatment at a...
Source: Psych Central - October 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Risa Sugarman Tags: Depression Medications Psychiatry Treatment Depressive Episode experimental treatment ketamine Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disorder Treatment Resistant Depression Source Type: news

A 3D mammogram at Yale Medicine helped save her life
3D mammography makes a huge difference in the accuracy of breast cancer screening, especially for women who have dense tissue that is hard to analyze. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study shows voting does not reduce crime
(Yale University) A randomized controlled experiment of 550,000 potential voters in the United States shows that voting does not make people less likely to subsequently commit a crime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outrageous Fortune: The Probability Of Prevention
For those who knew and loved Dr. Ather Ali, the first naturopathic physician ever to join the faculty of the Yale School (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's out of control 'silent killer' affects one-third of adults
More than one-third of adults in China have high blood pressure - often dubbed the "silent killer" for its lack of symptoms - but only about one in 20 have the condition under control. These findings are published Oct. 25 in the Lancet's special issue on China by researchers at Yale and the Chinese National Center for Cardiovascular Disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

POLITICO health policy reporter to speak as a Poynter Fellow
Dan Diamond, who reports on health policy for POLITICO, will speak Nov. 2 at the School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Student-founded Zoni Foods reinvents frozen meals for millennials
The fresh-food-based company offers all vegetarian options that can be cooked on the stove in 15 minutes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gene in African Americans linked to depression
Researchers from Yale University in Connecticut have found a gene in African Americans that is linked to depression and alcoholism. Experts say this can help led to better treatment options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news