Philanthropist Nancy Davis Opens Up About Life with Multiple Sclerosis and Her Mission to Help Others
Philanthropist Nancy Davis tells her story of living with multiple sclerosis, from her diagnosis after a ski accident to how she eventually found the treatment plan that was right for her. Yale Neurology Chair David Hafler, MD also speaks about how far research into the autoimmune disease has come and what the most effective treatment strategies are.Source: People
New Yale Center Will Focus on Infection and Immunity
The center will have an ambitious goal: to produce better diagnoses, treatments, and ultimately cures for an array of diseases. It will also work toward vaccine development, based on Iwasaki’s pioneering work showing that vaccines directed toward the mucosa might provide better protection than systemic vaccination.
OpEd Project Elevates Voices of Women and Underrepresented Faculty at Yale
The goal of the Public Voices Fellowship, an opportunity for 20 faculty at Yale along with those from other universities to participate in the OpEd Project, is for women and underrepresented faculty to write op-eds that appear in leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. But the year-long program does much more than simply expand the voices of those engaged in public debate. It has a lasting impact on the fellows and their careers, says Reina Maruyama, PhD, professor of physics and astronomy and Chair of Women Faculty Forum (WFF).
Gianvito Masi, MD Named MGNet Scholar for Myasthenia Gravis Research
Gianvito Masi, MD, a neurologist in the lab of Kevin O’Connor, PhD, has been selected as a MGNet Scholar by the Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet), which is part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. The grant, “Investigating immune mechanisms underlying checkpoint inhibitor myasthenia gravis,” funds two years of research and will begin in June 2022.
Long COVID deep dive, Part 2: ‘I hope someone with the power to change something is listening’
On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, Katie unpacks the systemic issues that are impeding patients’ care and conveys the urgent needs of the long COVID community to elected officials.Source: Next Question with Katie Couric
Long COVID deep dive, Part 1: ‘You need to grieve the life you thought you were going to live’
On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric — part 1 of a two-part series — Katie attempts to understand long COVID — what it is, what it can do to the body, who is affected, and how it is upending lives.Source: Next Question with Katie Couric
Biology of Aging Study Shows Why Curbing Calories Counts
The Director of the National Institutes of Health notes two recent studies, including one from the Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), that suggest that calorie restriction may improve immune function and reduce chronic inflammation.Source: National Institute of Health Director's Blog
Yale experts make strides in Multiple Sclerosis research
Yale School of Medicine researchers have furthered our understanding of the immune mechanisms of multiple sclerosis, discovered that B-cell depleting drugs reduce symptoms of inflammation in MS patients, and have made significant strides in earlier diagnoses.Source: Yale Daily News
Vishwa Deep Dixit Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, Director of the Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a non-profit institution formed nearly 50 years ago to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.