Joy Hirsch designated the Mears/Jameson Professor
Hirsch focuses her research on understanding the neural circuitry and fundamental mechanisms of the brain that enable live interpersonal interactions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Richard Bucala named the Von Zedtwitz Professor
Bucala studies immune system regulation with a focus on how protective responses can lead to immunopathology and disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amy Arnsten appointed the Kent Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology
Arnsten studies molecular influences on higher cognitive function, with the aim of developing rational therapies for mental illness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH dean engages middle school students with bugs, Black Plague, and more
Dean Sten H. Vermund was peppered with questions from New Haven public school students participating in the Ulysses S. Grant Summer Program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines effects of genes and resilience on Syrian refugee youth
The study provides scientific evidence that genetics and environmental factors play important roles in the mental health of refugee youth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Menstruation Women and Girls Vagina Cervix Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) Reproduction (Biological) Infections your-feed-science Yale University Great Britain Source Type: news

School of Medicine affiliates advocate for detained migrant children
The Child Study Center and the Department of Pediatrics co-hosted a rally and candlelight vigil to protest conditions for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parkinson ’s disease study identifies possible new treatment target
A new study by Yale researchers challenges long-held assumptions about dopamine ’s role in Parkinson’s treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New insight into the biology of insulin release
n a new study, Yale researchers challenge a long-held assumption about how insulin-producing cells in the pancreas sense and respond to glucose. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HIV DNA that lingers in spinal fluid may be linked to cognitive problems
New research may help explain why, despite current anti-HIV therapy, some persons living with HIV still experience problems with memory and concentration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study examines impact of institutional portraiture on medical students
The qualitative study examined 15 medical students ’ reactions to 55 portraits hanging in the Yale School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

From the U.S. Navy to Yale University: A chat with LaRon E. Nelson
Nelson is a leading expert in implementation science and HIV prevention within African and African diaspora communities. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center partners in fight to help eliminate HPV-related cancers
YCC joins the Association of American Cancer Institutes and its partner organizations to endorse a national Call to Action to end HPV-related cancer in America. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PA Online students travel to Yale campus for hands-on training
PA Online students spend most of their 28-month program in their home communities. But at the end of their year they gather in New Haven for “Immersion Week.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Robert “Bob” Ardesia, assistant professor of clinical medicine
Ardesia, an accomplished cardiologist and a highly respected figure in the New Haven medical community, passed away on July 1. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sleep in Art
Dr. Meir Kryger, professor of medicine (pulmonary) and clinical professor of nursing (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-developed scorecard promotes better clinical trial data sharing
A tool developed by researchers at Yale, Stanford, and Bioethics International can promote greater sharing of clinical trial data by pharmaceutical companies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-developed scorecard promotes better clinical trial data sharing
(Yale University) A tool developed by researchers at Yale, Stanford, and Bioethics International can promote greater sharing of clinical trial data by pharmaceutical companies. While nearly one-third of the companies that the researchers assessed met standards for sharing data, others could be more transparent to the benefit of science and the public, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insulin nasal spray may boost memory in obese teens
Preliminary findings from Yale School of Medicine found that teenagers with high BMIs performed better on memory tasks after inhaling insulin than their peers who inhaled a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale-India business accelerator to promote innovative health solutions
The Sustainable Health Initiative was established earlier this year by the Yale Institute for Global Health and The CoWrks Foundry and RMZ Foundation in India. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Human pregnancy dependent on cells evolved in platypus-like animal 300 million years ago
(University College London) Platelet cells, which prevent mammals from bleeding non-stop, first evolved around 300 million years ago in an egg-laying animal similar to the modern duck-billed platypus, finds joint research by UCL and Yale University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists warn against creating human-monkey HYBRIDS as calls rise to create the chimeras
The potential and ethical issues arising from these human-monkey hybrids is discussed in a new book edited by a Yale University stem cell expert, entitled Chimera Research: Methods and Protocols. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural cancer ‘cures’: What are the risks?
Some patients are choosing to forego or delay medical cancer treatments in favor of alternative therapies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale doctors crack the code of a rare, inherited anemia
New Yale research identifies the mutation that leads to hereditary spherocytosis, allowing for improved diagnosis and treatment in the future. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale expert delivers talk at White House on role of addiction specialists
On June 25, the School of Medicine ’s Dr. Jeanette Tetrault spoke to members of the President’s Opioid Commission and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UC Health taps Yale veteran as first chief of data, analytics
UC Health has hired a veteran of the hospital system affiliated with Yale University as its first chief data and analytics officer, who will be will be responsible for establishing a process through which the Cincinnati system ’s 11,000 employees can access data to drive decisions. Michael Legg’s first day on the job as a vice president of the system that includes the flagship University of Cincinnati Medical Center will be July 8. “Mike will support UC Health’s commitment to driving innovation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Decoding cells to unlock stem cells ’ potential
In a new study, Yale researchers advance the understanding of stem cells ’ therapeutic properties, opening the door to new treatments for heart attack. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Could researchers tackle two mosquito-borne viruses with one vaccine?
A proposed strategy to vaccinate against Zika infection might also be effective in tackling West Nile disease, said Yale researchers in a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Crosstalk between cells allows Listeria bacteria to hijack immune system
Yale investigators have described how the Listeria pathogen manipulates the immune system to promote its own survival. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads
Combining experimental analysis and clinical data, Yale researchers have discovered a mechanism in cancer ’s spread that could help develop new drug treatments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How the brain helps us make good decisions — and bad ones
Distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making decisions and determining which choices to store in memory, a new study shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The secret of autobiographical memory is in assembly of cells
Yale research suggests that the size and shape of neuronal assemblies are the most crucial elements in our ability to record episodic memories. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How the brain helps us make good decisions -- and bad ones
(Yale University) A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. However, Yale researchers have found that three distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making good decisions, bad ones and determining which of those past choices to store in memory, they report June 25 in the journal Neuron. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

YSPH training programs draw Chinese health officials, practitioners
The Yale-China Children ’s Hospital Training Program, with workshops in research and leadership, wrapped up at the Yale School of Public Health on June 13. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain
Overall use of 3-D mammography rose from 12.9% to 43.2% of screening exams between 2015 and 2017, but lags among some vulnerable populations, a new study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Has a Plan to Help Eliminate “Manels”
If you want Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, to speak at your next event or conference, he has one important condition. Any panel in which he participates has to include a diverse range of speakers from different backgrounds and show a fair gender distribution. “If I don’t see that,” he says, “I will respectfully, or not so respectfully, decline. And not come.” Collins laid out his requirements in an announcement, published on June 12, titled “Time to End the Manel Tradition.” It was the latest effort to address a glaring inequity in the scientifi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized gender bias Science Source Type: news

More women in US receive 3D mammography but disparities remain
(Yale University) Use of 3D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical library unveils newly renovated facilities
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library unveiled its newly renovated library facilities with a celebration to christen the space on June 20. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Strengthening palliative care in Israel
Israel is home to 9 million people, and of more than 40,000 decedents a year only 10% receive palliative care. YSN ’s Dena Schulman-Green wants to change that. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study explores role of metabolism in immune cell behavior
New Yale research has uncovered a previously unrecognized process involving the metabolism of mitochondria and immune cell biology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A bacterial remnant may explain arthritis in Lyme patients
New Yale research offers insight into why some Lyme disease patients continue to suffer from debilitating arthritis even after antibiotic treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How an emerging tick-borne pathogen evades detection
Researchers have discovered how Babesia microti, one of the parasites that transmit the disease babesiosis, communicates with its host to export its antigens. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scholars gather at Yale to advance systems approach to cancer
Scientists from across the region gathered June 17 for the Advances in Systems Analysis of Aggressive Cancers symposium at the Yale Systems Biology Institute. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Federal guidelines may restrict women ’s access to effective HIV protection
Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the CDC systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH, GHLI researchers receive Gates Foundation funding for global projects
A cohort of global health researchers at Yale have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How common gut bacteria trigger a lethal autoimmune disease
Antiphospholipid syndrome, an immune system disorder that raises the risk of blood clots, may be triggered by the common gut bactrium Roseburia intestinalis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
New Yale research advances knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
(Yale University) In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. Their findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Professor of surgery receives Greece ’s highest academic honor
Dr. John Elefteriades, the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery and Aortic Institute director, has been inducted into the highly select Athens Academy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New M.S. program in infectious diseases launching at YSPH
Yale School of Public Health is launching a new one-year Master of Science with a concentration in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news