Heart failure therapy improves outcomes for patients with acute illness
A drug therapy used chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart failure therapy improves outcomes for patients with acute illness
(Yale University) A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. The findings suggest that the drug can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients and potentially become the new standard of care for treating this serious condition, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and healing for our veterans
A longtime partner of the Yale School of Medicine, the VA Connecticut Health System in West Haven is a hub in more ways than one. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Socioeconomic and health-related behaviors contribute to county-level disparities in cancer deaths, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in JAMA Network Open. Jeremy M. O'Connor, M.D., from the Yale University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A toast to the proteins in dinosaur bones
(Yale University) Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new, Yale-led study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It's a process that may help researchers understand how soft-tissue cells inside dinosaur bones can survive for hundreds of millions of years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yale study shows immunotherapy drug helps patients with metastatic melanoma
New research suggests that melanoma patients with brain metastases should be given a combination of two types of checkpoint inhibitors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tanzania:Radiology Services Set to Save Govt Funds
[Daily News] MORE than 40 patients are expected to benefit from Interventional Radiology services provided in a special camp by health experts at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with their counterpart from Yale and Emory universities in the US. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Radiology Services Set to Save Govt Funds
[Daily News] MORE than 40 patients are expected to benefit from Interventional Radiology services provided in a special camp by health experts at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with their counterpart from Yale and Emory universities in the US. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yale alumni startup aims to use tech to improve global healthcare access
YSPH alumni (and married couple) Kaakpema Yelpaala and Sara Yelpaala are leading the new health technology company access.mobile. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recovery is possible, says Yale addiction expert Melissa Weimer
Weimer is medical director of the Program in Addiction Medicine ’s Addiction Medicine Consult Service. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s Waxman honored by the Society for Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine professor Stephen G. Waxman received the Julius Axelrod Prize Nov. 3 at the Society for Neuroscience ’s annual meeting in San Diego. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What ’s in the air? There’s more to it than we thought
Using liquid chromatography and a mass spectrometer, researchers have gotten a more detailed look than ever before at the molecular makeup of air pollution. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What's in the air? There's more to it than we thought
(Yale University) Using high-powered equipment to analyze air samples, Yale researchers were able to get a detailed look at the molecular makeup of organic aerosols, which have a significant presence in the atmosphere. Posing risks to health and climate, these airborne particles generally fall into two categories: Primary organic aerosols that can form during combustion, such as in car and truck exhaust, and secondary organic aerosols that result from oxidation of organic gases and particles in the air. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tiny DNA modification has big impact on deadly tumors
A simple modification of a DNA base in small areas of the genome may explain why glioblastoma tumors — particularly virulent brain tumors — are so deadly. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fear of disloyalty drives bias against bicultural immigrants
(Yale University) Members of a majority group tend to hold negative views of minority-group individuals who claim more than one identity, according to new Yale-led research. The negative bias is driven by fear that dual-identity individuals will be disloyal to the majority, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Cryptic' interactions drive biodiversity decline near the edge of forest fragments
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) The fragmentation of tropical forests weakens the effects of the 'natural enemies' of some tree species, reducing their ability to maintain biodiversity, a new Yale-led study found. In an experiment, researchers found that fragmentation weakens the impact of fungal pathogens and insect herbivores, enabling some tree species to thrive near the forest edges in ways that they could not deeper in the forest, a phenomenon with major implications for tropical biodiversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs
A new study found that birds' dinosaur relatives had eggs with traces of two pigments—a red-brown one and a blue-green one. In today's birds that might produce a color such as robin's egg blue.(Image credit: Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

How LSD changes perception
(University of Zurich) LSD changes the communication patterns between regions of the brain, a new study by researchers of the University of Zurich and Yale University shows. The study also provides insights into how mental health disorders develop and how these could be treated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scenes from the Graduate Entry Prespeciality in Nursing award celebrations
On Friday, Oct. 26, the Yale School of Nursing held its annual GEPN award ceremony, followed by the yearly Fall Fest celebration at the Landscape Lab. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How salt can trigger inflammation in multiple sclerosis
Cells in a high-salt environment show activation of the beta-catenin/Wnt signaling pathway, which disrupts regulatory T cells and triggers inflammation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Psychiatrist Lorraine Siggins to retire from Yale Health after 30 years
Siggins, a distinguished psychiatrist who has spent the last 30 years as director of Mental Health& Counseling at Yale Health, will retire in June 2019. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The spread of cancerous cells determined with new model developed at YSPH
The finding has implications for precision-medicine tumor boards, clinical trials, the development of pharmaceuticals, and research prioritization. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers explain how LSD changes perception
Researchers have provided new insight into the psychedelic effects of LSD on the brain and potential therapeutic uses of the drug to treat depression and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

You have a right to your medical records, but does your hospital know that?
A new study by Yale of 83 leading hospitals finds barriers to exercising your legal right to get your medical records. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sansing wins Young Neurological Scholar Award
Dr. Lauren Sansing of the Yale School of Medicine will receive the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award by the American Neurological Association. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One size doesn ’t fit all, when using hormone therapy to treat endometriosis
The effectiveness of hormonal endometriosis therapy depends on whether a woman ’s endometriotic lesions have the progesterone receptor present. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One size doesn't fit all, when using hormone therapy to treat endometriosis
(Yale University) Endometriosis -- a condition caused by uterine tissue growing outside of the organ -- affects 10 percent of reproductive-aged women, whom it causes chronic pain that is significant and debilitating. The standard first-line treatment for all women with endometriosis is hormonal, specifically progestin-based, therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals differ widely in providing safe vaginal delivery after cesarean
In a new study, both excessively low or high use of vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery is associated with lower success rates at any given hospital. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A closer look at antibiotic resistant genes in the air
Long overlooked, the issue of airborne antibiotic resistant genes is crucial for re-evaluating air quality assessment practices in urban settings. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hospitals differ widely in providing safe vaginal delivery after cesarean
This study appears online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thermal Ablation Acceptable for Early Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Thermal ablation (TA) is a safe, effective treatment for stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study recently published in Radiology. Johannes Uhlig, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immuno-Oncology Center ’s first symposium showcases varied research
Nearly 200 people attended a Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology symposium on Oct. 4, hearing top immunotherapy scientists present some of their latest research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-NUS researchers discover drug cocktail that increases lifespan
(Yale-NUS College) A research team led by Dr Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College discovered a combination of drugs that increases healthy lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. Dr Gruber's team administered combinations compounds targeting different ageing pathways to C. elegans. Results showed that two drug pairs extended the mean lifespan of the worms synergistically, and combined with a third compound almost doubled mean lifespans, an effect larger than any lifespan extension previously reported for any drug intervention in adult animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Find Mike’ author Jonny Benjamin to discuss managing mental illness
The mental health advocate and vlogger will speak on Friday, Oct. 26 about the latest science on the problems faced by people with serious mental illness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led team finds missing-in-action MS genes
Researchers have found four new genes that act independently as risk factors for the disabling autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Olive oil ’s benefits explored at Yale School of Public Health symposium
Olive oil is the cornerstone of Mediterranean nutrition, and speaker after speaker cited its vital role in improving health outcomes during the Oct. 3 event. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why e-cigarette flavors are so dangerous
The finding from Yale adds to increasing evidence that flavors like bubblegum, orange, creme brulee and mango smoothie may trigger serious health problems - including tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding flavors to e-cigarette liquids changes chemistry, creates irritants
(Duke University Medical Center) New research from Duke and Yale universities shows added flavorings in e-cigarettes or vaping devices react to e-liquid, or e-juice, creating new compounds that could trigger irritation and inflammation when inhaled. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Akero Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team
Kitty Yale appointed chief development officer SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akero Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing transformational treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) a... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Akero Therapeutics, non-alcohol steatohepatitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Restless legs syndrome TRIPLES the risk of suicidal thoughts, study finds
A new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found that someone's odds of suicidality increased if his or her RLS was severe or very severe, or if they also suffered from depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Institute for Global Health honors four faculty with Hecht Awards
The Hecht Award honors individuals whose work " will lead to important results ... and positive health changes " in Latin America and Africa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What & #039;s Next for Bioresorbable Scaffolds?
Even with new data, the future of bioresorbable scaffolds remains in flux. At TCT 2018 in September, Reva Medical and Abbott Laboratories painted differing pictures with their respective bioresorbable scaffold studies. What now? Dr. Lukasz Koltowski from the Medical University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, presented new data from Reva Medical's "Fantom STEMI" pilot study. The study showed procedural success and clinical utility of the Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in nine patients with acute ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (“STEMI”) heart attacks. "Many heart atta...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Scientists say runners only get about 1% slower each year between the ages of 40 and 80
Researchers at Yale University in Connecticut have used marathon records from people of different ages to work out how much age slows runners down and whether fitness can be maintained. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) The environmental costs of smartphones are often exacerbated by the relatively short lifespans of these globally ubiquitous devices. When it comes to extending the lifespan of these products, brand name might be more important than repairability, a Yale-led study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attacking RNA with small-molecule drugs
Yale researchers have developed a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NeoTract says real-world prostate study beats clinical trial results
A study evaluating NeoTract’s UroLift treatment for men with enlarged prostate glands showed a 62% improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms, the company said today. The real-world study enrolled 100 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at a single center. Peak flow rate improved 140% and the post-void residual volume (PVR) decreased by 71 ml, with no patients requiring re-operation. “Clinical data from previous studies have proven that the UroLift System offers rapid and durable relief of symptoms and improved quality of life for patients with BPH,” said principal investigator Bashar Omarba...
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants Urology NeoTract Teleflex Source Type: news

Two Yale graduate students named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars
Jessica Cerde ña and Demar Lewis were recently inducted into the national leadership development program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Statement on the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University for expanding the understanding of global scale macroeconomics. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) has supported the research of both laureates with multiple awards, including more than three decades of support for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hugh Taylor named president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taylor to be 2019 president of American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Taylor begins as vice president of effective immediately, serving then as president-elect in 2019-2020 and president in 2020-2021. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news