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

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise
The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE Tags: China Xinjiang (China) Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group) Genetics and Heredity Politics and Government Political Prisoners Forensic Science DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Thermo Fisher Kenneth Kidd 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

10 percent of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren't treated for it
This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Yale New Haven becomes first in Connecticut to perform pediatric heart transplants
(Yale University) Yale New Haven Children's Hospital today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island to receive certification from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform pediatric heart transplants. UNOS serves as the nation's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under federal contract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NSF Announces New BIO Director
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that Dr. Joanne Tornow will serve as the next Director of the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO). Dr. Tornow has worked in program management, leadership, and strategic development roles at NSF for nearly two decades. Tornow has previously served as Senior Adviser for strategic planning in BIO, head of BIO’s Molecular and Cellular Biosciences division, Deputy Assistant Director for NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE), Acting head of SBE, and Head of NSF’s Office of Information and Resource Management. Prior to joining NSF...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Conformis: Yale study shows customized knee implants save money
Conformis (NSDQ:CFMS) is touting results of a study that found that the average overall cost of care was nearly $1,700 less among Medicare patients treated with the company’s customized individually made knee implants. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause conducted the study, which reviewed episode expenditures for all of 2015 among 4,434 Medicare beneficiaries, 739 receiving Conformis customized implants and 3,695 receiving standard off-the-shelf implants. Results, presented at a recent Knee Society Meeting, found the average overall episode of care ...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well Orthopedics Research & Development conformis 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

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014, according to a report published in the February issue of Health Affairs. Zack Cooper, Ph.D., from Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest: Damage appears 10 years early
Yale University scientists used a new brain scanning technique to show connections in the brain started thinning 10 years early in people with depression - at 40 years old rather than 50. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Yale University newspaper urges students to surreptitiously spy on WHITE classmates to gather evidence that can ruin their future careers
(Natural News) A “queer, black woman” who attends Yale University‘s Jonathan Edwards College and writes as a “Staff Columnist” for the school’s Yale Daily News paper – and who’s an openly anti-white racist – recently penned an op-ed calling on all Yale students to spy on their straight, white male classmates in order to collect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved RNA data visualization method gets to the bigger picture faster
(Yale University) Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers to develop snapshots of single-cell gene expression not only several times faster but also at much higher-resolution. Published in Nature Methods, this innovation by Yale mathematicians will reduce the rendering time of a million-point single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data set from over three hours down to just fifteen minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Analysis Finds Increases in Non-Cancer Pain Prevalence and Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Management Among U.S. Adults, Despite Decreases in Pain-Related Health Care Visits
Between combined years 1997/1998 and 2013/2014, the number of U.S. adults experiencing non-cancer pain increased by 25 percent, and yet during this same period there was a decrease in visits to health care providers for pain, a small decrease in prescription pain medications overall, but a large increase in the use of opioids, especially strong opioids. Individuals from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Social& Scientific Systems, and Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Center for Medical Informatics analyzed data from a national survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH 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

President Salovey forms committee in search for new YSM dean
Dean Lynn Cooley will chair the committee, which will solicit input from School of Medicine faculty, students, staff, and alumni. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surviving dengue fever may protect some people against Zika, study suggests 
People in Pau de Lima, a Brazilian city hit hard by the 2015 Zika outbreak, who had had dengue fever had more dengue antibodies and were less likely to catch Zika, Yale researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worried about heart health? Yale Medicine expert has answers
Yale ’s new cardiac surgeon explains what patients need to know about cardiac surgery and keeping their hearts healthy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

From heart to heart, improving wellness through cardiovascular research
Through clinical practice at Yale Medicine and research at the School of Medicine, Yale is advancing the cardiovascular health and wellness every day. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale doctor helps highlight need for worldwide focus on ‘silent killers’
Yale School of Medicine ’s Dr. Christine Ngaruiya is working with officials in Kenya to fight non-communicable diseases like heart disease and cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Record growth in heart transplants at Yale
In 2018, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center underwent tremendous growth due to the addition of new physicians, staff, and services. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nearly half of adults with heart disease can ’t afford their medical bills
Over 45% percent of heart disease patients report financial hardship due to medical bills, and nearly one in five say they can ’t pay their bills at all. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Clues to how cells and tissues maintain their shape
New Yale research details how microRNA in cells is responsible for “mechanical homeostasis”: maintaining tissue contraction, adhesion, and structure. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A child ’s genome leads to a new discovery
At Yale Medicine, discovering a disease ’s genetic cause depends largely on the expertise of doctors and researchers who interpret the DNA data. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists stumble upon a model to study a lethal complication
The discovery of a fatal mix of infections in mice will allow scientists to study macrophage activation syndrome in an animal model for the first time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Doris Wethers, 91, on Front Lines Against Sickle Cell, Dies
Breaking racial barriers in New York ’ s medical world, she earned renown for research and advocacy that led to mandatory testing for sickle cell anemia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Blacks Deaths (Obituaries) Sickle Cell Anemia Yale School of Medicine St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Francis-McBarnette, Yvette Fay (1926-2016) Wethers, Dr. Doris Source Type: news

In seminar, Tom Lynch talks drug development and improving patient outcomes
Lynch is the former director of Yale Cancer Center and current chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squibb. His talk was presented by the Blavatnik Fund. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At epicenter of Zika outbreak, dengue immunity provided protection
While 73% of Salvador, Brazil residents were infected during a 2015 Zika outbreak, those with dengue antibodies were less likely to be affected. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Microbiome could be culprit when good drugs do harm
New Yale research describes how bacteria in the gut can transform three drugs into harmful toxic compounds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At epicenter of Zika outbreak, dengue immunity provided protection
(Yale University) When the Zika virus arrived in the Americas in early 2015, it struck hard, infecting 73 percent of people in one Brazilian community at the epicenter of the pandemic, according to a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health.The study, conducted in collaboration with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation-Brazilian Ministry of Health and international partners, is published in Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Leslie Curry: Health policy expert, menagerie keeper, country life
Curry, a professor of health policy at the Yale School of Public Health, discusses leadership, culture, and health — and her “large menagerie of farm animals.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rafael P érez-Escamilla: Why I chose global health
Learn how P érez-Escamilla made the journey from chemical engineer in Mexico to professor of social and behavioral science at the Yale School of Public Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A taste for fat may have made us human, says study
(Yale University) A new paper argues that early human ancestors acquired a taste for fat long before they began hunting for meat by scavenging marrow from the skeletal remains of large animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amy Bei: Malaria expert, aspiring pilot, polyglot
Bei, an assistant professor in epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, discusses her research, her goals at Yale, and her love of the outdoors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Girls ’ Pain Taken Less Seriously Than Boys ’ , Study Finds
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) — Our long-held notions of boys as being more stoic and girls as being more expressive may lead Americans to overrate the severity of male physical pain. A recent study by psychologists at Yale University found that adults, when presented with imagery of a child’s finger being pricked, considered the child to be in less pain when they thought it was a girl. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, involved showing 264 adult participants a video of a child whose gender appeared ambiguous. Afterwards one group of participants was told the child in the video was named S...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

What the NFL can tell us about longevity: There ’s no need to act your age
This Sunday ’s Super Bowl will feature a 40-something QB up against a rival who’s only in his 20s. But does age really matter? Yale SEAS researchers weigh in. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zeyan Liew: Environmental epidemiologist, world traveler, Danophile
One of the newest faculty members at the Yale School of Public Health, Liew is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

BDNF-VEGF interplay key to rapid antidepressant actions
(Elsevier) A study by researchers at Yale University reveals a complex interplay of two different growth factors in the rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effects of ketamine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New program offers overlooked treatment for addiction
Dr. Melissa Weimer believes that treating patients with substance use disorders in the hospital is an effective way to address a growing problem. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Serendipitous meeting leads to new insights into Fanconi anemia
A chance exchange between two Yale scientists has led to new insight into the causes of a rare but devastating childhood disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Study Finds Obtaining Personal Medical Records from Hospitals Can Be Difficult for Many Patients
The researchers also found unnecessarily confusing policies and procedures for requesting medical records, such as clinical laboratory test results Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups looking for ways to improve their customers’ experience should give high priority to ensuring patients have easy, accurate access to their own health records. This would, apparently, set them apart […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 28, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACR American Col Source Type: news

Genetically sequencing DNA could yield patient care insights
Mapping DNA from thousands of participants will likely expand our knowledge about genetic risk, says Yale Medicine ’s Dr. Michael Murray. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news