Sugar targets gut microbe linked to lean and healthy people
Fructose and glucose in the diet block the production of a protein called Roc, which is necessary for the colonization of beneficial bacteria in the gut. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Clinician Scholars Program announces 2019 Scholars
Eight new Scholars will be joining the Yale School of Medicine in July as part of the interprofessional fellowship program. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gene variant found in brain complicit in MS onset
For the first time, Yale scientists have found gene variants associated with multiple sclerosis can affect the functions of brain cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity
Effective programs include offering meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, providing nutritional newsletters, and curbing sugary drink consumption. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity
(Yale University) New Haven, Conn. -- In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

School nutrition policy implementation slows weight gain in middle school students
(UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity) New study from researchers at the UConn Rudd Center and Yale School of Public Health finds that middle school students who receive nutrition policy interventions experience an increase in body mass of less than 1 percent, while students who do not receive these interventions experience an increase in body mass of 3-4 percent. Students with these interventions also report eating less fast food and consuming fewer sugary drinks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pension plan improving mental health in China
As a policy matter, an investment in social pensions could help reduce costs for mental health treatment as well as physical health care, say YSPH researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Interprofessional Palliative Care Module: a team approach to learning
A new course at the Yale School of Medicine offers clinicians and care professionals insights into the intersection of culture, religion, and end-of-life care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists discover genetic ‘missing links’ underlying mechanism of psychiatric diseases
Since the completion of the groundbreaking Human Genome Project in 2003, researchers have discovered changes to hundreds of parts of DNA, called genetic variants, that are associated with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. Now, a new, large-scale study has linked many of those changes in DNA to their molecular effects in the brain, revealing for the first time mechanisms behind those diseases.In 10 studies published today in  Science and two related journals, UCLA researchers and collaborators from more than a dozen other institutions around the world provide a comprehensive data s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists identify method to study resilience to pain
A team from YSM and the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System have pinpointed genes that contribute to inter-individual differences in pain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics to collaborate with Yale ’s Paul Turner Lab
APT, a biotech company, will manufacture and supply therapeutic bacteriophage for use by the Turner Lab during clinical trials. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In the developing brain, scientists find roots of neuropsychiatric diseases
Yale researchers are part of a multi-institutional team that has just completed the most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Medicine fertility clinic to relocate to West Campus
Yale Medicine ’s Reproductive Endocrinology& Infertility Section is scheduled to move to West Campus ’ Long Wharf Medical Center in Nov. 2019. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In the developing brain, scientists find roots of neuropsychiatric diseases
(Yale University) The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale scientists study genes misidentified as ‘non-protein coding’
Researchers have discovered several protein-coding genes that were misidentified as non-protein-coding — particularly one that’s key to the immune system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The ABCs of the HPV vaccine
Yale Medicine experts discuss what kids — and adults — should know about the ‘anti-cancer’ vaccine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Child Study Center to partner with Scholastic on new literacy research
The Yale Child Study Center –Scholastic Collaborative for Child& Family Resilience will focus on the intersection of literacy and health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cutting-edge instrument expected to foster novel scientific insights
Vasilis Vasiliou, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the new mass spectrometer that ’s been installed in his laboratory at YSPH. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A better look at how cells move
A new computational model clarifies the structure and mechanics of cells, offering scientists insights into tumor growth, healing, and embryonic development. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CCNY-Yale researchers make shape shifting cell breakthrough
(City College of New York) A new computational model developed by researchers from The City College of New York and Yale gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could provide a better understanding of cancerous tumor growth, wound healing, and embryonic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes -- Google
(Yale University) In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top Doctors Aren't Disclosing Industry Ties in Journal Studies Top Doctors Aren't Disclosing Industry Ties in Journal Studies
The dean of Yale's medical school, the incoming president of a prominent cancer group, and the head of a Texas cancer center are among those who have not accurately disclosed their ties with drug companies.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cannabis addiction treatment is a success in clinical trial
The trial by Yale University included 70 men aged 18 to 55, who either got the treatment or a placebo before cutting out cannabis. Those who got the treatment had fewer withdrawal symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users
A fatty acid inhibitor that acts upon endocannabinoid receptors in the brain may be able to help people with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Veterans prefer telehealth consults for plastic surgery, study shows
Multiple visits to a VA hospital — for consultation, treatment, and care — could be reduced to as few as one by using telemedicine, a new Yale study shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users
(Yale University) A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, a new Yale-led study published Dec. 6 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beyond the black box? AI algorithm explains decisions
Yale University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Survey finds German medical students don't fear AI The PACSman eyes the AI revolution Video from RSNA 2018: A road map for AI and radiology AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT Deep-learning algorithms need real-world testing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

YSPH alumna appointed top health official in Bhutan
Dechen Wangmo ’07 M.P.H. has been appointed Minister of Health by newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, the lone woman among 10 new cabinet members. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Jack Tsai, associate professor of psychiatry (Oxford University Press) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diversity efforts drive rise in female and minority medical school students
Diversity policies designed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education have increased the numbers of female, black, and Hispanic medical school matriculants. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look
(Yale University) Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people's eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of driverless cars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building safer, healthier athletes
Thanks to a new class at the Center for Engineering Innovation& Design, students are tackling the hazards of sports. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cost-Related Insulin Underuse May Affect One in Four Patients
MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 -- About one in four patients report cost-related insulin underuse, which is associated with poor glycemic control, according to a research letter published online Dec. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Darby Herkert, from Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One in four patients say they ’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost
In the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States, leading to rampant underuse by diabetes patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In death, Lonesome George reveals why giant tortoises live so long
Genetic analysis of Galapagos tortoises like Lonesome George has found they possessed gene variants linked to DNA repair, immunity, and cancer suppression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Public health critical to addressing gun violence epidemic
Gun control activists and public health experts gathered at the Yale School of Public Health for a panel on combating pervasive gun violence in America. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Data Sharing in Action: When Drug Companies Open Their Trial Vaults
YODA, a program facilitated by Yale University researchers, has successfully distributed clinical trial records from Johnson& Johnson and Medtronic to external researchers since 2013. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

One in four patients say they've skimped on insulin because of high cost
(Yale University) For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale researchers write in JAMA Internal Medicine, and over a third of those patients experiencing cost-related underuse said they never discussed this reality with their provider. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?
Brought to prominence twenty years ago by a controversial test, the concept is now essential to our understanding of racismIn the ranking of taboos, racism and sexism come close to the top of the list. So it is perhaps unsurprising that the concept of unconscious or implicit bias has gripped the popular imagination to a greater degree than any other idea in psychology in recent decades.Spearheaded by a team of social psychologists at the University of Washington and Yale, the Implicit Association Test (IAT) promised to lift the veil on people ’s subconscious attitudes towards others. Upon publishing their landmark pa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Psychology Neuroscience Race UK news Source Type: news

You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters
Reminiscent of a scene from "The Social Network," the whiteboard in researcher and professor Morgan Levine's Yale Medical School office is covered in a series of letters and numbers. She clicks the red cap back onto the dry erase marker and steps back to admire her work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A SMART way to reduce pediatric sedation MRI delays
CHICAGO - Having to wait almost two months for a pediatric MRI scan with sedation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans Pediatric patient sedation on the rise at one ACO Surf's up at Yale New Haven's pediatric MRI suite Superheroes help kids triumph over fears of MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Yale scientists develop new system to study emerging tickborne disease
Yale-led researchers have developed a novel system for studying the potentially fatal tickborne parasite Babesia duncani using human red blood cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A gift to the place their daughter loved
The parents of the late scientist, resident, and research fellow Iva Dostanic have pledged their entire estate to the Yale School of Medicine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSPH ’s Joshua Wallach discusses improvements in research transparency
Wallach, an expert in meta-research, is the lead author of a new study looking at whether policies promoting more open science practices are having an impact. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taking on the challenges of sustainable clinical care at YNNH
Almost a third of a hospital ’s waste comes from the OR. At Yale New Haven Hospital, the Perioperative Sustainability Team is working to make a positive impact. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Krumholz, Spatz receive funding to develop new 24/7 blood pressure monitor
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant to investigators at Yale and their partners. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Alcohol dependence and psychiatric disorders share genetic links
Gene variants associated with alcohol dependence are linked to psychiatric disorders such as depression, and to use of cigarettes and other drugs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Conference to explore effect of early childhood development on world peace
“Can early childhood development advance ‘The Culture of Peace?’” will be held at the Omni Hotel in New Haven on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health surrogates for older adults often don ’t know their care preferences
While 75% of surrogates feel confident that they know their elder loved one ’s preferences in the event of a serious illness, only 21% of them actually do. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news