Yale Study Shows Combined Liver–Cytokine Humanization Rescues Circulating Red Blood Cells for Testing of Novel Therapeutics
In a new study by the Yale Department of Immunobiology and Yale Cancer Center, researchers report combined liver and growth factor humanization enhances human red blood cell production and survival in circulation the immunodeficient murine host.
Yale Researchers Identify Tumor Reactive Immune Cells to Help Fight Against Advanced Melanoma
According to a new study led by Yale Cancer Center and Department of Neurology researchers, a simple blood draw may be the first step in helping to discover tumor reactive immune or T cells to treat advanced melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
MD-PhD Student Eric Song Receives Prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School
When many students in the United States go back to in-person learning this fall, parents and school administrators may have to contend with an unexpected infectious disease problem: more colds than usual. ....Because we’ve never been in a situation quite like this before, nobody knows for sure what will happen in the fall. “This year created a whole cohort of kids that have had really unusual exposures compared to what’s normal,” Dr. Foxman said.Source: New York Times
Yale Neurologists Identify Consistent Neuroinflammatory Response in ICH Patients
According to a recent study published in "Science Immunology," A team of researchers from Yale and MIT partnernered with a large clinical trial of minimally-invasive surgery to tackle defining the human neuroinflammatory response in living patients suffering from intracerebral hemorrhage.
Dr. David Hafler Elected to the Association of American Physicians
David Hafler, MD, FANA, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology; Neurologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Two YSM Faculty Receive International Cytokine & Interferon Society Young Investigator Awards
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professors of Immunobiology Carrie Lucas, PhD, and Aaron Ring, MD, PhD, recently received Young Investigator Awards from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Winners Announced for Annual Yale Cancer Center Conclave Awards
Yale Cancer Center held its annual Conclave award ceremony virtually on January 26th to celebrate faculty and provider accomplishments 2020. Faculty and staff were honored with clinical and research prizes including the Ruth McCorkle Oncology Advanced Practice Provider Award, the Class of ‘61 Cancer Research Award, and the Yale Cancer Center Lifetime Achievement Award.
$11.12M gift supporting hemorrhagic stroke treatment launches innovative research network
Research teams from Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale University and University of California, San Francisco form the American Heart Association’s newest stroke scientific research network funded by Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher FoundationSource: American Heart Association
'Cellular Chatter': Researchers Aim to Decode Communications Within a Tumor
Inside a tumor, chatter abounds. Multiple cell types are constantly communicating with each other, exchanging various types of information. Some are working together against the tumor, while others help the tumor grow. Researchers have a good handle on who the main players are, but it can be difficult to tell the good ones from the bad ones, and who’s communicating with whom. To make things even more complicated, sometimes good cells turn bad — and researchers don’t know why.
Women: Coronavirus Vaccines Won’t Make You Infertile
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.Source: The New York Times
Scientists Unravel Mystery of Sex Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes
"Age and sex are where immunological changes intersect,” says Akiko Iwasaki, PhD. Over the past year, Iwasaki and her colleagues from around the globe have compiled a rich literature of research that reveals in detail these and other factors that make the virus more lethal for men.Source: YaleNews