Sabrina Diano named Sackler Family Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diano studies the endocrine and nervous systems, with a focus on central nervous system mechanisms relating to the regulation of glucose and metabolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Grant links Yale to prestigious stroke clinical trial network
Yale has received a grant to support the Southern New England Partnership in Stroke Research, Innovation, and Treatment Coordinating Center in StrokeNet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carl Zimmer: ‘We shouldn’t look to our genes for a quick way to make life better’
The science writer and Harvard professor on intelligence, the promise and dangers of gene editing, and how we get heredity wrongCarl Zimmer is a rarity among professional science writers in being influential among the scientists on whose work he writes and comments – to the extent that he has beenappointed as professor adjunct in thedepartment ofmolecularbiophysics andbiochemistry at Yale University. Zimmer has just published his13th book,She Has Her Mother ’s Laugh,a survey of “the power, perversions and potential of heredity”.What is the book ’s main message about our att...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Genetics Biology Science Books Science and nature books Culture Source Type: news

Scientists accidentally discover a drug that could let you overeat without gaining ANY weight
The team at Yale University were trying to create extremely obese mice. However, they failed: they edited out two genes - which protected the mice from weight gain, despite eating a high-fat diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab ‘failure’ leads to potential treatment for obesity
Yale scientists ’ failure to create a morbidly obese mouse in the lab may have led to a promising discovery for the treatment of obesity in humans. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

' Fat' Mouse Test Failure Yields New Obesity Clue
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to treat obesity. Instead of an extremely obese mouse, the Yale University team " created a mouse that eats fat but doesn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Function of gene mutations linked to neurological diseases identified
New research by Yale investigators into the function of VPS13 proteins may help to develop new therapies for Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate exercise good for your mental health... but doing too much could make you MORE stressed  
Scientists, led by experts at Yale University in the US and Oxford University, found that exercising for 45 minutes three to five times a week was associated with the biggest benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Is Good For Your Mental Health —But Only To A Point
Given the many benefits of exercise — ranging from physical fitness and chronic disease prevention to improved mood — it may seem logical that the more you do, the better. But a large new study suggests that’s not always the case, at least when it comes to mental health. It’s well-established that exercise can improve mental health, and potentially even alleviate or prevent depression. But how much is enough to see a change? The new research, published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry, says that just two hours of any form of exercise each week may make a significant impact. “One of the nice...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Racing to treat an aortic aneurysm
Robert Palmer ’s passion is racing cars. But all that was interrupted by a difficult diagnosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Personalized lung cancer treatment based on broad-based genomic sequencing may not be effective enough to warrant the cost of testing, suggests a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use
(Yale University) Extended-release naltrexone -- an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling -- appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of heavy drinking days too, say Yale researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use
Researchers hope that naltrexone can be used as part of a holistic approach to alcohol interventions with antiretroviral medication adherence interventions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Even quick meditation aids cognitive skills
You may not need months or weeks of practice to see the cognitive benefits of meditation, according to a new Yale study — just 10 minutes could do the trick. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name
Two years ago, Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a cardiothoracic fellow at Yale New Haven Hospital, was publicly accused of lying to a patient to cover up a surgical mistake. Now the lawyer who accused Quarrie has recanted. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AIDS relief funding in Kenya associated with decreased infant mortality
From 2004 through 2014, aid from the U.S. government-funded President ’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief led to a steep drop in infant mortality in Kenya. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Medicine: Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility
Despite recent advances in reproductive medicine, getting pregnant is not a guarantee for every woman who hopes to do so. But the right information can help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating Lyme disease in 2018: advances and misconceptions
A new column by Yale pediatrician and epidemiologist Eugene Shapiro, M.D. sheds light on medical breakthroughs and common myths surrounding Lyme disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PET Imaging Can Measure Synaptic Loss From Alzheimer's
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging can directly measure synaptic loss with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small study published online July 16 in JAMA Neurology. Ming-Kai Chen, M.D., Ph.D., from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yale Study: Complementary Medicine Can Shorten Cancer Survival
Cancer patients — including those with mesothelioma — who receive complementary therapy are likely to die sooner than those who use only conventional treatment, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Patients receiving complementary medicine also were more inclined to forego at least one component of their conventional treatment regimen. The study was done by a team from the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale School of Medicine. JAMA Oncology published the study July 19. “The study was about patients who were using unproven therapies for treatment...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Eduardo A. Groisman designated the Von Zedtwitz Professor
Groisman focuses his research on seeking answers to a biological question: How does an organism know when, where, and for how long to turn a gene on or off? (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Michael Simons appointed the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Cardiology
Simons conducts research on the biology of arterial vasculature, spanning basic, translational, and clinical areas of investigations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Groisman and Simons appointed to endowed chairs
Eduardo A. Groisman and Dr. Michael Simons were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led study finds surprise link between metabolism and immunity
Studied for its role in satiety and obesity, the gene NUCB2 may actually have a key function in the immune system, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Would Routine Genomic Testing For Cancer And Heart Risk Make Economic Sense?
One Yale genetics expert argues that population-wide genomic screening would be worth it, even if only 1% of Americans were to learn they have genetic abnormalities that put them at high risk for deadly diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Nutrition that heals: A YSN student ’s journey into plant-based medicine
Vanessa Correia, RN, CLC, YSN ’19 founded the “Nutrition that Heals” lecture series to provide an introduction to plant-based, evidence-based nutrition. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dixit, Frenkel, and Spiegelman appointed to endowed chairs
Three Yale faculty members — Vishwa Deep Dixit, Igor Frenkel, and Donna Spiegelman — were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Approves Treatment For Endometriosis Pain Faced By 200 Million Women
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS Local) – The FDA has just approved a new treatment for a painful condition suffered by millions of women. Orilissa is an oral medication to help manage the severe menstrual pain caused by endometriosis, a condition where tissue in the lining of the uterus grows into other areas of the body and may require surgery. “Endometriosis is often characterized by chronic pelvic pain that can impact women’s daily activities,” Dr. Hugh S. Taylor from the Yale School of Medicine said in a press release. Drugmaker AbbVie added that the debilitating pain caused by this cond...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Endometriosis FDA Local TV Source Type: news

New compound targets drug-resistant HIV mutants
Deterioration in the effectiveness of antiretroviral HIV therapies could be countered with new compounds that inhibit the function of a specific viral enzyme. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ocular oncologist Renelle Lim on the importance of regular eye exams
The Yale Medicine ophthalmologist says eye cancer treatments work best when the cancer is caught early. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vishwa Deep Dixit appointed the Von Zedtwitz Professor
Dixit is also professor of immunobiology and is a member of the Yale Center on Research on Aging. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Donna Spiegelman designated the Bliss Professor of Biostatistics
Spiegelman will focus her research at Yale on the development and dissemination of new methods for implementation and prevention sciences. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale selected as clinical trial site for treatment of neurological diseases
Yale is one of only 25 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preparing Primary Care Residents for Geriatric Patients
Researchers at Yale University detail outcomes of a project that explored innovative ways to help primary care residents enhance their ability to care for geriatric patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Yale scholars tackle opioid crisis in groundbreaking journal issue
Yale professors, doctors, and students have published a series of groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Four faculty members named as Sterling Professors
Nicholas Christakis, Anna Marie Pyle, Daniel Spielman, and Ruth Bernard Yeazell were appointed as Sterling Professors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis named Sterling Professor
Christakis is a sociologist and physician who conducts research in the areas of network science, biosocial science, and public health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists probe ‘magical’ royal jelly for clues to control cancer
Tapping into a fresh source from beehives on West Campus, researchers are now exploring how royal jelly might affect cell signaling and growth in cancer cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer patients who use complementary medicine have higher risk
Complemetary medicine is different to 'alternative'. It is the use of non-traditional treatment with traditional methods, rather than instead of. But still, Yale found these patients have a higher death risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low- or no-calorie soft drinks linked to improved outcomes in colon cancer
In a new Yale study, drinking at least one 12-ounce serving of diet cola per day resulted in a 46% improvement in the risk of colon cancer recurrence or death. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Complementary Cancer Therapies Can Increase Risk of Early Death
People diagnosed with cancer have a multitude of treatment options, many of which are standard therapies that have been well-studied to improve their chances of surviving their disease or avoiding recurrence. But people are increasingly also folding in complementary medicine approaches — which include nutrients, herbal remedies and other so-called natural supplements — with their cancer treatment regimes. While these are not nearly as well-studied as conventional therapies like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, many people rely on them because they believe they can improve their chances of surviving their ca...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
Patients who receive complementary care for curable cancers are more likely to die as a result of refusing conventional treatment, according to a Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
(Yale University) People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. The findings were reported today online in JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low/no calorie soft drinks linked to improved outcomes in advanced colon cancer patients
(Yale University) Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a team of investigators led by a Yale Cancer Center scientist has found. The study was published today in the journal The Public Library of Science One or PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers suggest new treatment for rare inherited cancers
While studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA.07/18/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Yale joins the ‘surge’ to prepare African scientists to lead HIV treatment
Yale has joined with South African partners to accelerate the pipeline of HIV and TB researchers by developing leadership capacity among mid-career scientists. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PET could make synaptic density an Alzheimer's biomarker
Researchers from Yale University are reporting promising results with a PET...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting? PET links amyloid, vascular factors to cognitive decline PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evidence to support 'breakthrough' drugs often very limited: study
(Reuters Health) - The 46 medicines given approval through 2017 as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy program have often been sent to patients without a large double-blind study, direct measurement of benefit, or comparison with a placebo or existing treatment, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yale ’s Minja bringing interventional radiology training to Tanzania
A native Tanzanian, YSM ’s Dr. Frank Minja is working to improve the country’s quality of care through improved medical imaging, training, and teamwork. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news