New cancer drug shrinks tumors, reduces side effects, in animal studies
Inhibitor drugs have traditionally only been effective in treating blood malignancies, but Yale researchers have found a new one that can break that barrier. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale neuroscientist gives guided tour of your stressed-out brain
Yale ’s Amy Arnsten provides a visual tour of regions of the brain and the roles they play in processing negative emotions during times of stress. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale doctor on COVID-19 threat to health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
YSPH professor Dr. Elijah Paintsil outlines five lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa in grappling with pandemics like COVID-19 in the future. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hundreds of YNHH health care staff, COVID-19 patients given antibody tests
Researchers hope the tests will answer questions about the nature of the global pandemic, such as whether people exposed to the virus are immune to reinfection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Yale University and Yale New Haven Health expand access to field hospital
The partnership will expand the capacity of the Lanman Center field hospital and broaden access to it for the people of greater New Haven. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fossil record analysis hints at evolutionary origins of insects' structural colors
(Yale-NUS College) Researchers from Yale-NUS College in Singapore and University College Cork have analyzed preserved scales from wing cases of two fossil weevils from the Late Pleistocene era to better understand the origin of light-scattering nanostructures present in present-day insects. The study suggests the weevils' colors evolved initially for camouflage amongst their leafy background before diversifying for other functions such as to signal potential mates or deter predators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yale test of immunotherapy drug for advanced lung cancer shows promise
In patients whose lung cancer has spread to the brain, the use of the drug pembrolizumab in place of radiation can extend life with very few side effects. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

At virtual workshop, Yale scientists describe their work to halt COVID-19
The March 31 Dean ’s Workshop event, held online, featured nine researchers describing their work in testing, clinical care, and epidemiology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

With an urgent need, Yale researchers develop multi-patient ventilators
Shuttered labs and social distancing haven ’t gotten in the way of two research teams’ efforts to create a ventilator capable of treating multiple patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Racing a pandemic: Yale scientists design new ways of tracking COVID-19
Algorithms, environmental sampling, genome sequencing, and blood testing are all part of Yale researchers ’ toolkit for tracking the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For minorities, older adults report more severe depression
Older people who identify as Hispanic, black, and Asian report greater severity of depression than those identifying as non-Hispanic white, says a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parenting ideas and strategies for isolated families
Dr. Alan Kazdin, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychiatry, offers advice on keeping kids engaged and well-behaved at home through these uncertain times. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hope for a COVID-19 vaccine — a conversation with David Spiegel
Spiegel, professor of chemistry and pharmacology, discusses some of the approaches being explored for a COVID-19 vaccine and why he ’s hopeful of the future. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A COVID-19 ‘infodemic’? How to make sense of what you’re reading
You read about COVID-19. Then, you read some more. Yale expert offers strategies on how to interpret the daily flood of COVID-19 info. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale School of Medicine resident co-founds New Haven Area Mutual Aid Fund
The Mutual Aid Fund is designed to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable households that don't have enough food, said co-founder Eden Almasude. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Our new COVID-19 vocabulary — what does it all mean?
From outbreak to pandemic to social isolation to quarantine, Yale Medicine experts explain some of the terms associated with COVID-19 that can be confusion. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tiny nanoparticles offer large potential for brain cancer treatment
Nanoparticles ’ unique ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier may make them effective for delivering chemotherapy drugs, new research finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drug shows promise in reversing kidney damage caused by lupus
A drug used for cancer therapy might help prevent oxygen depletion and damage of kidney tissue in lupus patients, a Yale-led study has found. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Responding to COVID-19 in the developing world
Yale SOM development economist Mushfiq Mobarak discusses the limits of social distancing in places like Bangladesh, and how to increase public health awareness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tips for finding happiness during the coronavirus pandemic
Science may be able to help us find happiness during the coronavirus outbreaks. Professor Laurie Santos, who created the most popular class at Yale University, "Psychology and the Good Life," joins "CBS This Morning" with tips for people who may be feeling stressed and anxious. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale ’s veteran virologist leads a team to close the coronavirus testing gap
Dr. Marie-Louise Landry, director of Yale ’s Clinical Virology Lab, has been working tirelessly to make a better test for COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What you need to know if you have a condition that can affect breathing
Yale School of Medicine experts offer critical COVID-19 guidance for people with chronic pulmonary conditions like asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale experts discuss ‘Caring While Keeping Safe’ during the COVID-19 crisis
A virtual discussion between Yale scientists and clinicians focused on the challenges and obstacles faced by health care providers in the midst of COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases even before birth
An unprecedented new study deepens the understanding of the genetic triggers that lead to conditions like autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insights & Outcomes: Cardiac lag times and chemistry that ’s off the scale
In a challenging season for science and for humanity, Yale ’s recent research continues to expand our knowledge of the world in diverse fields of inquiry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19: A teachable moment
Yale School of Public Health instructors are using the outbreak as a real-time case study to teach students about public health, policy, and epidemiology. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood
(Yale University) From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also contains seeds of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, according to a new genetic analysis led by researchers at Yale University and the University of California-San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale clinicians pilot new technique to reduce opioid risk in pain treatment
Yale researchers have developed a method for helping patients on long-term painkillers reduce opioid use and its side effects without significant withdrawal. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Interstate transmission of COVID-19 is now most urgent threat
A new YSPH study underscores the need for increased COVID-19 testing by states, and increased tracking of individuals who may have been exposed. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

To relieve a critical shortage, a way to test face masks
Face masks donated to hospitals may not meet NIOSH safety standards. A Yale team is working to offer healthcare workers an informed choice about their PPE. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Time to put on a mask
A team of Yale researchers looked at the evidence for whether ordinary people should wear masks to slow transmission of COVID-19. Their verdict: Yes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale readies hundreds of rooms for medical personnel, first responders
Yale has moved aggressively to make emergency campus housing available for medical personnel on the front lines of the fight against the virus. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding Alzheimer's through cell analysis and sex-specific research
Yale ’s Dr. Le Zhang and Dr. Stephen Strittmatter are working to uncover sex-specific differences in of Alzheimer’s disease by studying individual cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale fibrosis drug may offer new treatment path for COVID-19 lung distress
The drug sobetirome shows promise in preventing and treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — a life-threatening condition common in COVID-19 patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study finds self-isolation would dramatically reduce ICU bed demand
The conclusion of a new Yale-led study is clear: Without dramatic action, there won ’t be enough beds for the sickest COVID-19 patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s mysterious symptom
Understanding the loss of smell could be a key to helping otherwise asymptomatic and healthy COVID-19 carriers self-identify and quarantine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New COVID-19 guidelines disrupt infertility care
Yale Fertility Center physicians explain why postponing treatments is necessary right now. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale Medicine receives large donation of PPE
On April 2, Yale Medicine received a large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a Chinese company and a group of Yale parents. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When corporate acquisitions mean fewer ventilators
Companies often purchase competitors just to shut them down. This may be partially responsible for a shortage of ventilators in the United States. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How is the pharmaceutical industry responding to COVID-19?
Pharmaceutical companies are operating under extreme pressure to develop potential vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19: An illustrated scientific summary
A Yale grad student explains the basic biology of COVID-19 infection and transmission — and why social distancing measures can flatten the curve. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breast density group calls for standard language
Research into the impact of state breast density notification laws can draw...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are breast density notification laws really working? DenseBreast-info.org, Yale to host social media event Breast density group asks FDA to clarify notification DenseBreast-info.org launches density education study DenseBreast-info.org launches educational video series (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

School of Medicine students help their communities during COVID-19 crisis
Yale medical students are helping out in many ways, but with a shared desire to not be on the sidelines when there are so many in need. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale leaders talk about COVID-19: Engineering Dean Jeffrey Brock
Brock, dean of the School of Engineering& Applied Science, discusses how Yale engineers and makers are supporting the fight against COVID-19. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale releases COVID-19 treatment algorithm
Based on available knowledge and observation, the algorithm is meant to offer treatment advice for COVID-19 patients in the Yale-New Haven Health system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Yale genomic epidemiologists use mutations to track COVID-19
How does coronavirus spread? How is it mutating? How should those questions impact public policy? Work by Yale researchers aims to answer those questions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 medications can have lethal complications if used inappropriately
Increased awareness around experimental treatments for COVID-19 such as hydroxychloroquine has led to reports of risky behaviors, Yale experts caution. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YSoA manufactures medical equipment for the fight against COVID-19
With the largest complement of digital fabrication equipment on campus, the School of Architecture is making essential face shields and ventilator parts. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Suspect cells ’ ‘neighbor’ implicated in colorectal cancer
While a group of stem cells within the intestine has been the main culprit for the growth of cancer, nearby fibroplats may harbor the real molecular villains. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news