You ’re fully vaccinated—what can you do now?
Yale Medicine experts provide guidance for navigating life after coronavirus vaccination. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online
Two new studies suggest that free online courses that teach principles of positive psychology can enrich the lives of millions of people. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For veterans, a hidden side effect of COVID: Feelings of personal growth
(Yale University) A recent national study of more than 3,000 veterans participating in the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study did find that 12.8% reported post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms related to COVID-19 and 8% said they had contemplated suicide during the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online
(Yale University) In 2018, when Professor Laurie Santos introduced her course " Psychology and the Good Life, " a class on the science of happiness, it became the most popular in the history of Yale, attracting more than 1,200 undergraduate enrollees that first semester. An online course based on those teachings became a global phenomenon. By latest count, 3.38 million people have enrolled to take the free Coursera.org course, called " The Science of Well Being. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is health equity?
Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live their healthiest lives possible. Yale doctors and health policy experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: Even ‘safe’ ambient carbon monoxide levels may harm health
Considerable public health benefits could be achieved by reducing ambient CO concentrations through stricter control of traffic emissions and other measures. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

To convince the vaccine hesitant, understand their underlying motivations
What will change the minds of those reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Yale SOM ’s Vineet Kumar and two Yale doctors used the tools of marketing to find out. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why vaccines may offer relief for some with ‘long COVID’
COVID-19 “long-haulers,” those who suffer from symptoms for weeks or months, are reporting relief after being vaccinated. Yale experts want to know why. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine found to be effective against Brazilian P.1 variant
The inactivated vaccine, CoronaVac, proved effective against COVID-19 in the city of Manaus, Brazil, where the highly transmissible P.1 variant emerged. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers size up the mental health toll of the pandemic
In a new report, Yale researchers examine how the pandemic is affecting our brains — in particular the prefrontal cortex. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center study shows novel immunotherapy approach to fight melanoma
(Yale University) In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have advanced a tumor-targeting and cell penetrating antibody that can deliver payloads to stimulate an immune response to help treat melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study shows young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have increased survival
(Yale University) New research by Yale Cancer Center shows patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, age 50 and younger, have a better survival rate than patients diagnosed with the disease later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study provides new insights into resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors
(Yale University) New research by Yale Cancer Center shows insights into modeling resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a form of cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For veterans, a hidden side effect of COVID: feelings of personal growth
The survey revealed another, startling finding. A full 43.3% of respondents said that they have experienced positive psychological benefits during the pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer ’s pathology
New findings about early pathological changes in the brain may provide strategies to slow or prevent the progression of Alzheimer ’s, Yale researchers report. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leading through COVID: How Connecticut accelerated its vaccinations
Josh Geballe, chief operating officer of the State of Connecticut, discusses the state ’s vaccine rollout and the decision to adopt an age-based approach. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer's pathology
(Yale University) Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer's pathologyNew Haven, Conn. -- Alzheimer's disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease's ravages, while others remain resilient? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Smoke-free worksite laws curbing vaping
A new study from the Yale School of Public Health suggests smoke-free worksite laws may yield reductions in electronic nicotine delivery systems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

D ’Onofrio appointed Albert E. Kent Professor of Emergency Medicine
Gail D ’Onofrio, was named Albert E. Kent Professor of Emergency Medicine. Her appointment became effective in October 2020. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes —and Hurt Younger People, Too
When President Joe Biden tripped on the stairs up to Air Force One on March 19, the incident immediately touched off a flurry of mockery. Fox News host Sean Hannity declared the President to be “frail.” “He didn’t know where the hell he was,” former President Donald Trump said in an interview with Lara Trump. Saturday Night Live, no stranger to easy jokes about aging Presidents, poked fun both at the fall and at a March 25 press conference when a reporter asked Biden if he planned to run for a second term—a question, quipped SNL’s Michael Che, which was “probably the nicest w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Carnegie Mellon/Yale PNA-based technique an essential part of the gene editing toolkit
(Carnegie Mellon University) A peptide nucleic acid-based gene editing technique developed by Carnegie Mellon and Yale is an essential part of the gene editing toolkit in addition to CRISPR-Cas systems. The NIH Somatic Cell Gene Editing Consortium published an update on somatic cell gene editing research in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanoconfinement concept improves safety of diagnostic contrast agent
The Yale-led research team found that when packaged in a nanoparticle, CT contrast agents, such as iodine, increased the absorption of X-rays. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine community shows its opposition to hate
Approximately 300 people gathered on March 29 in front of Sterling Hall of Medicine to demonstrate against Anti-Asian racism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Arts and Ideas festival honors Nunez-Smith as ‘Visionary Leader’
Nunez-Smith, a national expert on disparities in healthcare access who is now helping the Biden administration, received the award last week. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers dig into EHR use data – and gender differences
A new Yale study looks at electronic health records data, including time spent by specialty, and how these findings may help improve the technology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines for teens: One step closer
Yale ’s Onyema Ogbuagu shares insights about the promising results of a new vaccine trial for adolescents aged 12 to 15. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines for kids are on the way: What parents need to know
Yale ’s Onyema Ogbuagu shares insights about the promising results of a new vaccine trial for adolescents aged 12 to 15. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding how cancer can relapse
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In the fight against cancers, activating mutations in the RAS family of genes stand in the way of finding viable treatment options. Now, scientists at the University of Missouri and Yale University have discovered that one of these mutations -- oncogenic RAS or RASV12 -- is also responsible for the regrowth of cancer cells following genotoxic therapy treatment, or drugs that cause damage to a cancer cell's DNA in order to eliminate it from the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers identify genes behind uterine leiomyosarcoma
(Yale University) In a new study, Yale Cancer Center researchers have defined the genetic landscape of uterine leiomyosarcomas (uLMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Five questions for Michael Kraus
The Yale University social psychologist is uncovering widespread misperceptions about the country’s progress toward racial economic equality. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Committee chaired by YSPH Dean Sten Vermund aims to reduce STIs in the U.S.
Researchers on the federal committee have generated a series of recommendations aimed at reversing a rising national trend of sexually transmitted infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Advancing vaccination with community-academic partnerships and advocacy
Yale students, collaborating with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in vaccination efforts in New Haven. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For older patients, focusing on what matters is often the best medicine
For patients with chronic conditions, understanding individual life goals can help doctors align care with their priorities while eliminating unwanted care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Case study of rare nervous system tumor reveals hypermutation
When Yale researchers found a hypermutated gliosarcoma in a patient, it helped them to understand the tumor and inform future treatment decisions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale, VA researchers investigate eating disorders in veterans
Two new studies find that eating disorders — including atypical anorexia and binge-eating — are common among some veterans, offering guidance for treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical experts spread word about harmless COVID-19 vaccine reactions
You are likely aware of vaccine side effects — sore arm, enlarged lymph nodes, and fatigue — such side effects are normal, doctors say. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Detecting cancer in the brain by scanning for salt
Yale scientists have devised a way to non-invasively locate tumors in the brain, by using an MRI scan to find where salt levels are imbalanced. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale's Cedarhurst School addresses special education needs during COVID-19
Founded by the Department of Psychiatry, this junior and senior high school provides educational and mental health services to adolescents and young adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ann Kurth reappointed dean of Yale School of Nursing
An epidemiologist and clinically trained nurse midwife, Kurth ’s second five-year term will begin July 1. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Monkeys experience the visual world the same way people do
(Yale University) When humans look out at a visual landscape like a sunset or a beautiful overlook, we experience something -- we have a conscious awareness of what that scene looks like. This awareness of the visual world around us is central to our everyday existence, but are humans the only species that experiences the world consciously? Or do other non-human animals have the same sort of conscious experience we do? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How COVID has worsened the opioid epidemic
Overdose deaths from opioids increased by almost 20% during the early months of the pandemic, a trend that has likely continued. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Turning wood into plastic
(Yale School of the Environment) Plastics are one of the world's largest polluters, taking hundreds of years to degrade in nature. A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world's most pressing environmental issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Black Medicare patients have higher long-term stroke death rates
A study of Medicare patients found Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A new hope for patients with epilepsy
Yale physicians are using an implantable device to personalize therapy for those with certain types of epilepsy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

91 MD students celebrate match day
Yale School of Medicine MD Class of 2021 celebrated Match Day virtually on March 19 with family and friends marking the significant day filled with excitement. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Project to combat vaccine disinformation builds bridges across Yale schools
The creation of an animated motion graphic public service announcement at Yale involved support from SOM, YSPH, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Marietta V ázquez named associate dean for medical student diversity
V ázquez, a professor of pediatrics, will take up her post at the Yale School of Medicine effective May 3, 2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Family cancer diagnosis sparks passion for oncology
When Danielle Kline ’22 M.P.H. learned her mother had breast cancer, it set her on a trajectory that led her to the Yale School of Public Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Beyond the mouse model: Yale project advances treatments for lung disease
Building on their project, an atlas of human lung cells, researchers are exploring compounds, with the help of AI, that might reverse the scarring left by IPF. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news