Large gift establishes Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale
Philanthropists Judith and Stewart Colton have donated a major gift to advance the study of autoimmune disease at YSM. Dr. Joseph Craft will direct the center. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present
Frank M. Snowden, the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History (Yale University Press) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly
Scientists have pinpointed the glial cells and vasculature cells responsible for age-related macular degeneration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has no benefits for stage zero breast cancer
In addition to offering no benefit to patients, researchers found that the procedure increases the risk for side-effects like pain, infection, and lymphedema. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSM faculty help make Restaurant Week more accessible to older adults
Professors Barry Wu and Richard Marottoli work with New Haven Restaurant Week as part of a campaign to improve health for elder adults and their caretakers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists visualize pain ’s pathway
New research on the role of sodium channels arrayed on nerve cells could lay the groundwork for a new generation of non-addictive pain killers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Like father like daughter: YSPH student and alum address health equity
YSPH alumus Ryan Saadi ’95 M.P.H. has passed his passion for helping others on to his daughter Emily, now a first-year epidemiology student at Yale. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale International Symposium on Olive Oil and Health to be held in Delphi
Sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, the second annual symposium will take place Dec. 1-4 at the European Cultural Center in Delphi, Greece. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Managers hire people who they think sound 'more high class,' study finds
After hearing recordings of job candidates speaking about unrelated topics, Yale University study judges accurately guessed their socio-economic statuses, favoring 'higher class' candidates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel to discuss supportive banking for people with mental health problems
“Banking for All: Why Financial Institutions Need to Offer Supportive Banking Features,” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 from noon-1:30 p.m. at Yale Law School. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine elects six Yale faculty members
The Yale winners are Nita Ahuja, Jorge E. Gal án, Akiko Iwaski, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, David Schatz, and Nenad Sestan. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center builds research platform to help treat cervical cancer
Yale researchers have identified many driving genetic mutations in cervical cancer, which may lead to innovative new drug treatments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Vagina Monologues’ author to speak at Women’s Mental Health Conference
Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler will present the keynote address for the Women ’s Mental Health Conference at Yale on Oct. 25 at 10:15 a.m. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study explores why Caribbean adults have higher hypertension rates
The Yale-led Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network Study aims to understand population disparities in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale receives funding to study myasthenia gravis
National Institutes of Health has awarded a research team from Yale and other universities $7.8 million to establish a rare disease network called MGNet. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumni spotlight: Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08
A YSPH alum and an employee of the U.S. Health Department, Agbenyikey has devoted his career to outcome-driven research and the pursuit of health care for all. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described
New research examines the role of KCC2, a transporter responsible for the discharge of chloride in cells, in developing disorders such as epilepsy and autism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale tests point-of-care MRI scanner for ICU
Yale University is working with Hyperfine Research to bring a portable point-of-care...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from ISMRM 2019: Larry Wald on new portable MRI designs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fighting for hope: breast cancer research at Yale
Researchers at Yale and around the globe are working tirelessly to save lives by advancing the science and practice of breast cancer treatment and prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells
A new Yale-developed immunotherapy system has been shown to reduce or eliminate melanoma and triple-negative breast and pancreatic tumors in mice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancer
A therapy involving a synthetic RNA molecule called Stem Loop RNA 14, developed by Yale researchers, stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale faculty pioneer development and testing of portable MRI device
Yale researchers have agreed to develop, deploy, and test a new device they hope will cut MRI costs and make the technology more widely available globally. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Simple test predicts older heart attack patients ’ independence, function
A simple walking test can evaluate the likelihood of functional decline in older adults following a heart attack, according to research led by Alexandra Hajduk. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH partners with University of Puerto Rico to address HIV
The collaboration will aim to improve access to HIV testing, treatment, and care as part of the federal government ’s Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain hemorrhage surgery boosts survival, but disability risk still high
A new meta-analysis offers insight into which among the 35,000 annual intracerebral hemorrhage patients in Europe and America would most benefit from surgery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

With YSPH professor, Rep. DeLauro calls for ban of PFAS in food containers
Alongside Yale epidemiologist Vasilis Vasiliou, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro called for a ban of the controversial chemicals at a press conference in North Haven. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to talk to teens about vaping risks
Honest, open communication can help your teen handle peer pressure, argue Yale Medicine experts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers use AI to find patterns among multitude of people and cells
A new neural network allows researchers to find the proverbial needle in a cellular haystack, offering insight into human pathology and other body functions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patient-aligned care reduces unwanted medications, tests for older adults
A newly developed approach called patient priorities care aims to close the gap between the care older adults want and what they receive. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gender Reassignment Surgery Does Bring Mental Health Benefits
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Transgender men and women who undergo gender reassignment surgery are much less likely to need mental health services later, new research suggests. The researchers, Richard Branstrom and John Pachankis of the Yale School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental health outcomes improve for transgender individuals after surgery
Those who receive gender-affirming surgery are much less likely to seek mental health treatment or attempt suicide in the years following, a YSPH study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Factors Predict Low BMD in Pediatric Blood Cancer Survivors
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- Low bone mineral density (BMD) is common in childhood leukemia and lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Cancer. Hadley M. Bloomhardt, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too young to screen: breast cancer in younger women
Many young women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, which is why it ’s important to be “breast aware” long before starting annual screening mammograms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New drug helps combat metabolic syndrome
In nonhuman trials, the drug has been shown to safely reduce plasma triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol, and to reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Google Honors Pioneering Psychiatrist Herb Kleber, Who Treated Addiction as a Disease, Not a Moral Failing
Dr. Herbert Kleber, one of the first major researchers to treat addiction as a disease, not a moral failing, is remembered by Google Doodle on the 23rd anniversary of his election to the National Academy of Medicine. The Doodle, illustrated by Massachusetts-based artist and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, celebrates Kleber, who throughout his 50-year career was recognized as a pioneer in the field of addiction research who revolutionized the way addiction is treated and viewed in the medical community. According to Google, through his work “Dr. Kleber changed the landscape of addiction treatment, allowing patients to be...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Google onetime Source Type: news

Yale scientists win NIH awards for pioneering work
Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto have received the NIH ’s Pioneer Award; in addition, four Yale scientists will receive the Innovator Award. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Barrier to rural opioid treatment: driving distance to methadone clinics
New research finds that some rural patients have to drive as long as two hours to access methadone treatment, which could be mitigated by new regulations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale investigators receive NIH HEAL grants to study the opioid crisis
Yale researchers in a range of disciplines have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist, trauma expert, cat rescuer
Lowe is newly hired assistant professor in the Yale School of Public Health ’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could help reduce hospitalizations for GI condition
A new machine-learning model predicts the risk of dying or the need for intervention in the hospital for patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers identify rare inherited immune disease
By studying the genome of a nine-year-old girl, Yale researchers were able to discover a new disease and new roles for a particular gene that affects immunity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can CBD help lupus and other diseases?
A Yale Medicine doctor investigates ways a popular chemical derived from the marijuana plant could treat diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NASS Panel Revisits Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Controversy
A panel at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Chicago, IL, revisited a controversy that dates back nearly 15 years surrounding Medtronic’s Infuse bone graft, which contains a recombinant version of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The timing of Wednesday’s panel session, “The Biologic Hasn’t Changed but the Evidence Has,” was interesting given Medtronic was already gearing up to announce on Thursday that FDA has signed off on a new Infuse trial that could lead to the product being cleared for a new indication. &...
Source: MDDI - September 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Craig Roy named new director of Biological and Biomedical Sciences program
Professor Roy has been appointed the new director of the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, effective Sept. 1, for a five-year term. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers use immune system to attack glioblastoma
The Yale laboratory of Sidi Chen has developed advanced gene-editing and screening technology to find new targets for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Center Beijing hosts talk about threat of emerging infectious diseases
The ways our physical and social environment shape the emergence of infectious diseases was the focus of a talk by Yale epidemiologist Dr. Albert Icksang Ko. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists tampering with nature have unleashed a new breed of genetically-modified SUPER mosquito with deadly "hybrid vigor" abilities
(Natural News) New research out of Yale University has found that Franken-scientists in Brazil are directly responsible for unleashing a new variety of genetically-modified “super” mosquito that’s stronger, more robust, and thus more of a public health threat than natural mosquitoes. While Oxitec, the manufacturer of these transgenic mosquitoes, initially claimed that they would not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undergrads spend summer learning about environmental health sciences
The international group of students participated in two special programs offered by YSPH that are designed to inspire a new generation of leaders and scholars. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DenseBreast-info.org, Yale to host social media event
Advocacy group DenseBreast-info.org plans to host its second annual social...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast density group asks FDA to clarify notification DenseBreast-info.org launches density education study DenseBreast-info.org launches educational video series DenseBreast-info.org to launch European content DenseBreast-info.org releases Spanish-language video (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Dr. Benjamin Spock Changed American Parenting
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Gunderman, Indiana University / The Conversation Tags: Uncategorized childcare medicine onetime Parenting patient care syndication Source Type: news