Yale Explores events coming to Philadelphia and New York City this fall
The innovative program is back for the fall semester, traveling down I-95 for stops in Philadelphia and New York on Oct. 3 and Oct. 11, respectively. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don ’t know it
Without routine screening, most only discover they carry cancer-associated gene variants when that person or family members receive a cancer diagnosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Conflict and cooperation’: chemistry at the human bacteria interface
The Yale Chemical Biology Institute ’s Jason Crawford describes his work to uncover the mechanisms of how bacteria regulate the human immune system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER Tags: Dyslexia Research Brain Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Sally Shaywitz Bennett Shaywitz Source Type: news

Early warning sign of psychosis detected
Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia, says a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eight of 10 people with cancer risk genes don't know it
(Yale University) Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80 percent of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don't know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid
Findings about the spinal fluid of HIV patients from a sensitive new genetic test could provide insights into a host of neurological diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A thief in our midst: Scientists find gut proteins that rob us of vitamins
When gut microbes decorate their cell exteriors with proteins called BtuG, they can latch onto and deprive us of essential B12 vitamins, says new Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sen. Chris Murphy defends gains, promotes expanded health care at YSPH talk
In a Sept. 17 lecture, Murphy defended the ACA and spoke about “buttressing” its gains with legislation to make Medicare directly available to every citizen. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Book explores milestones of astronomical discovery
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Marcia Bartusiak's new book, 'Dispatches from Planet 3,' published by Yale University Press, offers a tour of major discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics that digs into the history behind these breakthroughs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science receives $20 million grant
The grant, from the NIH and FDA, will fund research on the influence of flavorings and additives on the addictive potential of tobacco and e-cigarette products. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Almost 1 in 11 Students Has Vaped Marijuana
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) — Nearly 1 in 11 middle and high school students in the US has used cannabis in an e-cigarette, according to a new report. That breaks down to 12.4% of high schoolers and 4.5% of middle schoolers — 8.9% combined — who have ever vaped marijuana, which is on par with or higher than what previous studies have found. The data come from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which includes more than 20,000 students nationwide. Health experts say this finding adds to evidence that a growing vaping trend is affecting kids’ developing brains and acting as a gateway to ot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN e-cigarettes vaping Source Type: news

Study provides new insights into the origins of genetic diseases in cells
New Yale research offers insight into how filamin mutations can cause neurological, cardiovascular, and skeletal abnormalities during human development. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Your teen is underestimating the health risks of vaping
Young people may think that vaping does no harm — and that’s a problem. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented
The finding, said the researchers, offers a stark warning to public officials confronting the opioid crisis across the United States: Ignoring the risk of HIV c (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tiny protein has big impact in times of stress
New findings about the importance of the protein Lso2/CCDC124 — made up of just 92 amino acids — may have important implications for cancer research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study finds HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented
(Yale University) An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state's top health and elected officials had acted sooner on warnings, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New approach improves detection of diseases at birth
The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and reduce false-positive results. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why smokers are more likely to get the flu
New research by Yale University has identified the clink in smokers' armor: while their noses can fight of the toxicity of tobacco, and the aggression of a cold, it cannot do both. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ceremony marks launch of SJTU-Yale Immune-metabolic Research Center
The center will provide a platform for the two medical schools to exchange ideas and resources, train students and postdocs, and hold joint research symposiums. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study
According to new Yale research, when respiratory cells protect against oxidative stress like cigarette smoke or pollen, antiviral responses can suffer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- The median data age in clinical trials in journals with a high impact factor is about three years at publication, according to a study published in the Aug. 10 issue of JAMA Network Open. John Welsh, from Yale-New Haven... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2018 Lasker Awards for basic and clinical medical research and special achievement
(Rubenstein Associates, Inc.) The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation today announced the winners of its 2018 Lasker Awards: C. David Allis from Rockefeller University and Michael Grunstein from the University of California, Los Angeles will receive the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award; John B. Glen, formerly from AstraZeneca, will be honored with the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award; and Joan Argetsinger Steitz from Yale University will receive the Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New colour-generation mechanism discovered in 'rainbow' weevil
(Yale-NUS College) Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland have discovered a novel color-generation mechanism in nature, which if harnessed, has the potential to create cosmetics and paints with purer and more vivid hues, screen displays that project the same true image when viewed from any angle, and even reduce the signal loss in optical fibers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study
(Yale University) A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding, published in Cell Reports, could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don't, said the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

YSPH responds to overdose crisis with panel discussion, naloxone training
Moderated by Dean Sten Vermund, the panel included professor Robert Heimer, Dr. Kathryn Hawk, T.J. Aitken, and New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How surgery breaks the cycle of obesity
When diet and exercise no longer work, doctors treat the extra pounds as a disease. Fortunately, it ’s a treatable one. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Survey highlights need for improvement in reporting diagnostic errors
The survey results point to inconsistent training to report errors, no unified reporting system, and widespread discomfort with reporting. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Nursing stages ‘disaster simulation’
In June, students at the Yale School of Nursing engaged in a “disaster simulation” in which a tornado had destroyed a grocery store. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Prof Gets Endowed Chair Four Years After Harassment Finding
Fellow faculty members aren't happy about it. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How scientists developed a breakthrough drug for multiple sclerosis
Dr. David Hafler discusses the course of researchers ’ understanding of the condition over time, highlighting what he calls the “random walk” of drug discovery. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Nancy Carrasco named C.N.H. Long Professor
Carrasco, who has been appointed the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, is a leader in the study of cell membrane transporters. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This is (actually, accurately) your brain on drugs
Women ’s Health Research at Yale is using a new brain-scanning technique to examine for the first time how smoking cannabis affects the brains of women and men. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale physician proposes strategy for getting more minorities in medicine
Inginia Genao proposes that medical schools should assesses the entire applicant, including student background, barriers they ’ve overcome, and other factors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale, South African researchers partner to prevent and treat HIV and TB
A team of Yale researchers have been working in South Africa to improve prevention, care, and treatment for adults and children with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can echocardiography improve care of patients with pulmonary embolism?
In a study of 35,935 patients, researchers found that the use of echocardiography could help to accurately predict 30-day mortality from pulmonary embolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumni volunteers ’ efforts made ‘real difference’ in South African township
Spearheaded by the Yale Alumni Service Corps, initiatives in Cape Town ’s Philippi Township included mentoring programs, local public health services, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

People admire do-gooders but DON'T want them as friends or partners
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Yale University found people want others to prioritise their company over anything else - no matter how amicable the distraction (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine students launch health care innovation hub
The brainchild YSM students Matt Erlendson and Kirthi Bellamkonda, Origami Innovations seeks disruptive, purpose-driven solutions to pressing issues. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lowe and Reinisch appointed to endowed chairs
Lisa Lowe and Karin Reinisch were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Karin Reinisch named the Wallace Professor of Cell Biology
Reinisch focuses her research on molecular mechanisms in membrane trafficking and membrane biology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mapping metabolism with a Yale-developed imaging technique
Known as DMI, the novel yet simple technique could potentially be used to evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapies for cancer and other conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A call to action: addressing America ’s drug epidemic
In a joint statement, representatives from YSN, YSPH, and YSM call for policies to support prevention and harm reduction in the fight against drug addiction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drug Czar Visits Connecticut after Over 100 Overdoses
New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Toni Harp and first responders to discuss the overdoses, as well as the country's opioid crisis. Connecticut officials are setting a national example for getting people into treatment for drug addiction, Carroll said, and he praised local paramedics, police and firefighters for ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Drug Czar Visits Connecticut after Over 100 Overdoses
New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Toni Harp and first responders to discuss the overdoses, as well as the country's opioid crisis. Connecticut officials are setting a national example for getting people into treatment for drug addiction, Carroll said, and he praised local paramedics, police and firefighters for ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

BrainsWay ’s New Indication Is Aimed at OCD Patients
About 3% of the US population suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published on HealthyPlace.com Statistics also show that one in every 200 children suffers from the disorder. BrainsWay is looking to use its technology to help treat the illness, which is described as a disorder of the brain that adversely affects behavior and causes intense anxiety in those with the condition. The Jerusalem, Israel-based company recently received De Novo clearance from FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for the treatment of OCD in adults. BrainsWay said this clearance r...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

A depressed spouse may increase one ’s own cognitive decline, study finds
New research from YSPH suggests that it is not only important to monitor and treat mental and cognitive health issues in individuals, but also their partners. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Choice Matters
Dr. Gordon Moore, John A. Quelch, and Emily Boudreau, doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Yale-Commonwealth Fund fellowship to train leaders in minority health
With support from the Commonwealth Fund, Yale SOM is launching a program to give healthcare practitioners the skills to tackle critical healthcare inequities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking the worry out of kids ’ sports injuries
Dr. David Frumberg, a Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeon who treats children, shares surprising insights about how to keep young athletes from getting hurt. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news