Bosenberg named Brady Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Immunobiology
Dr. Marcus Bosenberg, an accomplished clinician, teacher, and researcher who studies the factors that regulate anti-cancer immune responses, was recently appointed the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Immunobiology, effective immediately.Source: Yale News
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Elects 35 New Members in 2023
East Hartford, CT —The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) announces the election of 35 of Connecticut’s leading experts in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine to membership in the Academy. The new members will be introduced at the Academy’s 48th Annual Meeting and Dinner to be held at the Woodwinds in Branford on May 24, 2023.Source: Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
How a pioneering diabetes drug offers hope for preventing autoimmune disorders
Teplizumab is a type of antibody therapy. It blocks T cells, the ’attack dogs’ of the immune system, stopping them destroying insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas. A 76-person study — which ran from 2011 to 2018 — found that people who received the treatment developed diabetes symptoms after about five years, on average. That’s three years longer than the average delay for those who received the placebo. It’s also the first drug proven to delay the onset of an autoimmune disorder. The drug's development provides a roadmap for the discovery of pharmaceuticals to stall or prevent other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.Source: Nature
ASCI Elects Three New Members From Yale School of Medicine
The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) has elected three Yale School of Medicine (YSM) physician-scientists as new members. ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of diseases of all people, and members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists of diverse backgrounds and biomedical disciplines.
Yale Study Links Genetics and Blood Pressure Control in Stroke Survivors
Stroke survivors face an increased risk of suffering a second stroke and developing cognitive disabilities as a result. Evidence indicates that hypertension plays a significant role in this comorbidity, and yet, only 60% of stroke survivors have their blood pressure under control. A Yale-led study studies the link between elevated genetic predisposition to hypertension and more-difficult-to-control blood pressure.
Nasal Swabs Could Help Identify Emerging Viruses, Yale Researchers Say
The researchers are looking for little known viruses in certain samples to try to identify new diseases before they become a threat. “COVID came as a surprise. All of the sudden, there was an outbreak, and people discovered that there was a new virus that could cause an illness,” Dr. Ellen Foxman, Yale School of Medicine immunologist, said. “What we want to do going forward is be able to get ahead of that.”Source: NBC News CT