Single molecule puts sperm on track
New research into a key molecule that helps activate sperm, and acts as a " cellular GPS system " guiding them to the egg, may help treat infertility. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale joins NIH research network aimed at improving maternal-fetal health
Yale School of Medicine, in collaboration with Yale New Haven Hospital, has joined the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism
Tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners, Transitions Clinics have been shown to reduce rates of reincarceration as well as days in prison or jail. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel healthcare program for former prisoners reduces recidivism
(Yale University) A healthcare program tailored to the needs of recently released prisoners can significantly reduce recidivism, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. The findings show how an approach that provides community-based primary care can play a role in the nationwide effort to decrease prison populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A boy heard a buzz and felt something strange. The cause caught his doctors by surprise
A 9-year-old Connecticut boy felt a strange sensation in his right ear, he told his doctor at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Three days earlier, he'd heard a buzzing noise in that ear. Still, the boy felt no real pain, and he could hear perfectly well, according to a case study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better way to classify young women ’s heart attacks
A team led by Yale's Dr. Erica Spatz has developed the VIRGO (Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI Patients) Taxonomy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH student uses theater to highlight first responder mental health
Taiga Christie ’s play “Counting Pebbles,” inspired by time spent as an EMT in rural Vermont, premiered this spring with a performance at the Yale Cabaret. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nick Turk Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
The Yale University cognitive neuroscientist studies how the brain extracts patterns from experiences. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Doctors-to-be describe their scientific studies on Student Research Day
This year ’s Student Research Day will include a poster session featuring 106 posters and a Farr Lecture by Harvard Medical School Dean Dr. George Q. Daley. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Event celebrates unique Yale course in interdisciplinary clinical care
Students and faculty from YSM and YSN gathered April 12 to celebrate their experience in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience course. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale joins more than 100 organizations in countering the opioid epidemic
Yale School of Medicine and others have joined the National Academy of Medicine in declaring their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What doctors should do if condition is not epilepsy
Yale researchers argue in a new piece in JAMA Network that clinicians need to be better trained to recognize psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inaugural Q-Med conference generates enthusiasm and a capacity crowd
The conference gathered gender- and sexual-minority health care students at YSM to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New technique may improve detection and treatment of advanced brain cancer
By grafting human tumor cells into mice, Yale researchers have analyzed how gene expression changes as cancer metastasizes and spreads to the brain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finally, another effective drug for kids and teens with type 2 diabetes
A new drug, liraglutide, will be “transformational” for youth with type 2 diabetes, according to new Yale-led research in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Another victim of violence: trust in those who mean no harm
Exposure to violence does not change the ability to learn who is likely to do harm, but it does damage the ability to place trust in “good people.” (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Another victim of violence: Trust in those who mean no harm
(Yale University) Exposure to violence does not change the ability to learn who is likely to do harm, but it does damage the ability to place trust in 'good people,' psychologists at Yale and University of Oxford report April 26 in the journal Nature Communications (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Malaria Day 2019 — measurable gains, hard work ahead
In observance of World Malaria Day, YSPH reflects on its malaria prevention efforts and work to complement the successes of the malaria vaccine RTS,S. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New leadership for YCCI and the CTSA announced
Brian R. Smith, M.D. and John H. Krystal, M.D. ’84 will co-lead the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and Yale’s Clinical and Translational Science Award. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America ’s Troubled Children
Deborah Blythe Doroshow, clinical fellow in medicine (The University of Chicago Press) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
(Yale University) Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted, a Yale-led study reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For teens living with cancer, keeping life as ‘normal’ as possible
With a new center dedicated to teenage patients, Yale New Haven Children ’s Hospital is working to make the battle against cancer an easier one for young adults. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The revival of pigs ’ brains inspires hopes – and fears | Kenan Malik
Scientists at Yale may not have found an answer to eternal life but they have advanced the frontiers of neuroscienceA team of neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, led by Nenad Sestan, last week reported that they had managed torevive brains from pigs that had been decapitated in an abattoir four hours earlier.Well, “revive” in the sense of getting certain neurons to fire. This was no “brain in a vat” experiment. The brains were neither alive nor possessed consciousness.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Neuroscience Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs'brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to lower brain connectivity
Researchers have found reduced connectivity between the amygdala and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in children with autism who exhibit disruptive behavior. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules
Using the chemical screening technology PRESTO-Tango, Yale researchers have identified specific gut bacteria that impact various aspects of human biology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Storytelling and public health: the power of emotion in science
Dr. Neal Baer, a pediatrician and writer on shows such as “ER,” spoke about conveying public health information with creative storytelling at YSPH on April 9. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life’
A research team led by Yale School of Medicine obtained the pigs' brains from abattoirs and placed them in a system they created called BrainEx. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
(Yale University) More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘ Partly Alive ’ : Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs
In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Brain Ethics and Official Misconduct Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Research National Institutes of Health Nature (Journal) Yale University Nita Farahany your-feed-science Source Type: news

Experimental blood pumping system restores some function to brains of dead pigs, study says
A new experiment has raised questions as serious as those surrounding gene editing: A support system delivering artificial blood to pig brains prevented degradation of important neural functions, Yale researchers discovered. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MALCOLM RITTER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists see challenges to assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.(Image credit: Stefano G. Daniele and Zvonimir Vrselja, Sestan Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Scientists restore some functions in a pig ’s brain hours after death
New Yale research challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions after death. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists Bring Pig's Brain, Dead 4 Hours, Back to'Cellular Activity '
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig's death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sniffles and sneezes: A Q & A about allergies with Dr. Ryan Steele
An instructor of clinical medicine at Yale School of Medicine, Steele discusses allergy prevention, treatments, and other facts allergy sufferers need to know. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists restore some functions in a pig's brain hours after death
(Yale University) Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions after death, Yale scientists report April 18 in the journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New test could lead to personalized treatments for cystic fibrosis
The test combines high-speed video microscopy with a novel video analysis algorithm to measure the coordinated movement of cilia in the lungs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New drug mimics benefits of ketamine for depression
A new small-molecule drug called NV-5138 has produced a rapid antidepressant response similar to that of ketamine when tested in mice. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers
-- Signs of dyslexia can appear in a child's earliest years. For parents and teachers, looking for signs in preschoolers can help for early intervention, says the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Preschoolers with dyslexia may: Have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Genetic sequencing uncovers causes for mysterious liver disease in adults
A Yale study leads the way to explore the genetics of unexplained liver disease in adults — which accounts for up to 30% of cases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public health modeling course launching this summer at YSPH
The intensive summer course will prepare practicing professionals with the latest tools that they will need to address existing and emerging health challenges. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Platform to improve teacher quality wins $25,000 YSPH prize
Thanks to his startup EdSightful — a technology solution that aims to boost educational efficacy — Chris Cutrona is the winner of the 2019 Thorne Prize. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientist finds skin deep is very deep
Valentina Greco has made singular contributions to knowledge about the function of skin cells, some of which may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alumnus pledges $5 Million for professorship to advance LGBTQ mental health
YSM alum David Kessler ’55 M.D. is directing $5 million from his estate to form the David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship at the Yale School of Public Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Endowment to support student research
Jack Levin ’57 M.D. and his wife have made the generous commitment to establish the Jack and Francine Levin Yale-at-MBL Initiative for Student Research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news