Endotheliopathy ID'd in COVID-19, Tied to Higher Mortality Risk
MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- Endotheliopathy is present in COVID-19 and is associated with critical illness and death, according to a study published online June 30 in The Lancet Haematology. George Goshua, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yale, Cambridge pioneer new way to make kidneys safe for transplant
A new drug regimen may undo the effects of cold storage that make human kidneys unsuitable for transplant. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Drop in Uninsured With Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Expansion of Medicaid was associated with a reduction in the number of uninsured patients with breast cancer, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Surgery. Justin M. Le Blanc, M.D., from the Yale University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The secret of Connecticut ’s success in battling COVID-19
Yale SOM ’s Edward Kaplan, an operations and modeling expert, discusses what Connecticut has gotten right in tackling the pandemic — and what risks still remain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Quarantine 15? What to do about weight gain during the pandemic
COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for people who struggle with weight, but it's still possible to maintain or even lose weight, say Yale Medicine experts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-made program tracks city's protective equipment during pandemic
PPETrackr, designed by a team of Yale students and faculty, helped New Haven track critical PPE when it was needed most at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale professor receives NIH award for breakthrough cancer research
Yale pathologist Dr. Kurt Schalper has received an R37 Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health, ensuring research funding for the next seven years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: Breast cancer found earlier in states with expanded Medicaid
A higher percentage of women with breast cancer had their disease diagnosed at an early stage in states with expanded Medicaid coverage through the ACA. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale IDs test to detect blood vessel injury, predict survival in COVID-19
Researchers at Yale have found that injury to endothelial cells — the cells lining blood vessels — may be a key driver of COVID-19 severity and death. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A race to solve the COVID protein puzzle
Yale engineering Professor Corey O ’Hern is working to advance our understanding of the novel coronavirus’ structure, in order to aid drug design and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fat check: Researchers find explanation for stress ’ damage in brown fat
An immune system cell secreted by brown fat in the body may be responsible for the negative side-effects of stress, Yale researchers report. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fat check: Yale researchers find explanation for stress' damage in brown fat
(Yale University) In their search for what triggers the damaging side-effects caused by acute psychological stress, Yale researchers found an answer by doing a fat check. In the face of psychological stress, an immune system response that can significantly worsen inflammatory responses originates in brown fat cells, the Yale team reports June 30 in the journal Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale to launch center focused on health and mass incarceration
The School of Medicine and the Law School collaborate on a new center to improve the health of individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Center in Implementation Science Launched with University of Malaya
Yale University and the University of Malaya establish the Malaysian Implementation Science Training center to catalyze research and training. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Firefighters battling wildfires in U.S. face new threat: COVID-19
Wildland firefighters who already face many risks during a typical season are confronted by a new threat this year: COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale researchers find on-off switch for inflammation related to overeating
Researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in the body ’s inflammatory response to overeating, which can lead to metabolic diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center study validates combination therapy for aggressive endometrial cancer
(Yale University) Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found that combining the targeted drug trastuzumab with chemotherapy significantly improves survival rates for women with a rare, aggressive form of endometrial cancer. These results may help to change the standard of care worldwide for the disease. The findings are published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Watching what happens when a brain cell dies
Yale neuroscientists have for the first time captured images cellular death and disposal at the level of a single neuron. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Exosomes, a drug-coated balloon, and new info on AMOC
This month, Insights& Outcomes goes with the flow — from the movement of RNA within the human body to the circulation of water in the Atlantic Ocean. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NBA Players to Assess New Coronavirus Test
A saliva-based test for the new coronavirus will be assessed in a study that includes NBA players and staff, Yale University researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence in medicine: getting smarter one patient at a time
Physicians, researchers, and biomedical engineers are using artificial intelligence to pinpoint the specific treatment approach for each patient. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pioneering former Yale psychologist Kenneth Keniston dies at 90
Keniston taught in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and later founded MIT ’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He died Feb. 14. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NBA Players to Assess New Coronavirus Test
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- A saliva-based test for the new coronavirus will be assessed in a study that includes NBA players and staff, Yale University researchers said. " Our players are excited to be a part of this study, " said Joe Rogowski, chief... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yale, Cambridge scientists discover immune pathway for detecting infection
Dr. John MacMicking, an HHMI investigator in the Yale Systems Biology Institute, has discovered a new way in which human cells recognize food-borne infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSN alumnae entrepreneurs launch online mental health practice
Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. and Dr. Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. are founders of Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale named Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research by The Hartwell Foundation
Yale garners the distinction for its strengths in child health research in alignment with the foundation ’s philanthropic mission. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blocking a ‘jamming signal’ can unleash immune system to fight tumors
Yale researchers have discovered a way to help a powerful immune system stimulant called interleukin-18 reach tumors and fight off difficult cancers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Shows Promise for Treatment of COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- Use of tocilizumab to target cytokine release syndrome (CRS) seems beneficial for patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online June 15 in CHEST. Christina C. Price, M.D., from the Yale University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blocking a 'jamming signal' can unleash immune system to fight tumors
(Yale University) Yale researchers have discovered a " jamming signal " that blocks a powerful immune system stimulant called interleukin-18 (IL-18) from reaching tumors, including in cancers that are resistant to conventional immunotherapy treatments, they report June 24 in the journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Existing drugs may limit damage caused by HIV
After screening 1,430 drugs, Yale researchers have identified four that may help minimize the long-term health effects of HIV infection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical psychologist Kim Smolderen on mental health and heart health
Smolderen discusses the connections between mental and physical health, the prevalence of anxiety in women, and the need for improved access to care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Might Help Curb Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 -- Could a drug used in cancer treatment spare hospital patients from the ravages of severe COVID-19? Yale doctors think it can after giving the medication, known as tocilizumab, to severely ill patients back in March. How... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Conservative activist calls to 'cancel Yale' for being named after slave trader
(Natural News) In addition to its reputation as one of the greatest and most exclusive institutions of higher learning on the planet, Yale is well known for its dedicated activist community. For most, it’s a phase before they go on to law school and then White & Case or whichever intrinsically evil corporate law behemoth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale ’s human genomics efforts get a new boost
The Yale Center for Genomic Health enters a new phase with the recruitment of Ira M. Hall, an expert in human genome sequencing, as its director. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Kept Thousands of People From Getting Urgent Medical Care, CDC Says
When COVID-19 lockdowns were first announced in March, doctors also urged patients to postpone all but the most necessary procedures and appointments to save space in hospitals. Many elective surgeries were pushed off, and routine care was mostly moved online. From the beginning, doctors feared these difficult but necessary precautions would have an unintended consequence: Dissuading from people who actually did need immediate care from getting it. Now, new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that concern. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.ge...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Yale and NBA partner to study efficacy of new COVID-19 test
The efficacy of a saliva-based method that quickly determines if someone is infected with the novel coronavirus will be tested through a Yale/NBA partnership. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new Yale-led study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate change and the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Ptolemies
(Yale University) The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E. triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire. To the south, Egypt, which Cleopatra was attempting to restore as a major power in the Eastern Mediterranean, was shook by Nile flood failures, famine, and disease. A new study reveals the role climate change played in these ancient events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times?
What lessons can we learn from Laurie Santos, the Yale professor whose ‘happiness’ course became a global hit? And could the current health crisis lead to a wellbeing revolution?In January 2018, a Yale University professor named Laurie Santos launched a course, Psychology and the Good Life, which quickly became the most popular class in the institution ’s 319-year-history. After 13 years at Yale, in 2016, the 44-year-old had taken charge of one of the university’s residential colleges and had become alarmed by widespread mental illness and stress. She wanted to explain the paradox of why so many stu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Jacobs Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

COVID-19 pop-up electives show compassion, creativity of the YSM community
With COVID-19 upending the semester, the School of Medicine students were eager to make the most of what lessons that the pandemic could offer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale ’s Colón-Ramos energizes his native Puerto Rico’s response to COVID-19
Using his own connections at Yale and on the island, Daniel Col ón-Ramos was able to help build Puerto Rico’s health infrastructure for the pandemic and beyond. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How WHRY fellows are adapting and advancing research during COVID-19
Through the pandemic, Women ’s Health Research at Yale fellows have continued to do their part through research, clinical work, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Repurposed drug shows promise for treating COVID-19 inflammation
Yale clinicians report promising results after treating COVID-19 with the drug tocilizumab, which is known to reduce inflammation in chemotherapy patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts offer families tips for a safe 2020 summer
Yale ’s Dr. Marietta Vazquez and Dr. Jaimie Meyer explain how to safely enjoy some favorite summer activities in the age of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Will chemo cause heart failure? A new test may have answers
Yale doctors have developed a technique to predict whether cancer patients receiving the drug doxorubicin are likely to experience heart failure as a result. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preprint server founded by Yale now leading source for COVID-19 discoveries
medRxiv, a new website for sharing preliminary medical research, has become a leading source of scientific discovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meritocracy Legitimizes, Deepens Inequality
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) How often have you heard someone lamenting or even condemning inequality in society, concluding with an appeal to meritocracy? We like to think that if only the deserving, the smart ones, those we deem competent or capable, often meaning the ones who are more like us, were in charge, things would be better, or just fine. Jomo Kwame SundaramMeritocracy’s appeal Since the 1960s, many institutions, the world over, have embraced the notion of meritocracy. With post-Cold War neoliberal ideologies enabling growing wealth concentration, the rich, the privilege...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Elevating from a distance: partnership helps mothers during the pandemic
The Yale-led Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership aims to to address the mental health needs of under-resourced pregnant and parenting women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protesting amid a pandemic
YSPH ’s Gregg Gonsalves considers the public health dimensions of recent anti-racism protests alongside COVID-19 and the public-health effects of racism itself. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news