Rare Disorder Offers Roadmap for Understanding Roots of Inflammatory Disease
Yale researchers have discovered the underlying genetic cause of a rare childhood disorder that mimics inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that may help researchers uncover the roots of a host of other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.Source: YaleNews
Rogue Antibodies Wreak Havoc in Severe COVID-19 Cases
These autoantibodies target and react with a person’s tissues or organs similar to ones that cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In COVID-19 cases they can attack healthy tissue in brain, blood vessels, platelets, liver, and the gastrointestinal tract, researchers report.Source: YaleNews
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).
At the Top of Her Field, a COVID-19 Researcher Fights Back Against a Different Kind of Virus: Sexism and Power Imbalances in Science
Virologist and immunologist Akiko Iwasaki has pivoted her work to Covid-19 amid the pandemic. She's also a prolific science communicator, especially on Twitter.Source: STAT
Yale Diabetes Research Center Pilot Project/Feasibility Grants Available
The Yale Diabetes Research Center is pleased to announce the availability of pilot and feasibility project grants commencing February 1, 2021 for one year to fund collaborative research projects in the amount of ~$30,000. These pilots provide seed money for investigators to explore the feasibility.
Akiko Iwasaki and Gregg Gonsalves named among “50 experts to trust in a pandemic”
Yale Professor of Immunology Akiko Iwasaki and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Gregg Gonsalves ’11 GRD ’17 were named on the “50 experts to trust in a pandemic” list. The list, curated by editors of the health and wellness publication “Elemental,” presents 50 professionals that people should follow on social media for evidence-based guidance during the pandemic.Source: Yale Daily News
Children’s Immune Response More Effective Against COVID-19
The new study, which examined serum and cell samples obtained from pediatric and adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19, found that children actually express higher levels of two specific immune system molecules. The researchers believe this may contribute to the better outcomes.Source: YaleNews
A Call for More COVID-19 Vaccine Funding, and Praise for Yale's Achievements
On July 24, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) highlighted research conducted at Yale School of Medicine and urged his Senate colleagues to approve more federal funding for development and distribution of vaccines to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women's Health in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar
Uncovering how the coronavirus affects the biology of women and men differently is teaching us new ways to fight COVID-19. Identifying how the stress of the pandemic is different for women and men is focusing mental health professionals on risk and resilience. Watch Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D, and leading immunologist Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., in conversation with Yale Medalist Susanna Krentz, '80, as they discuss a major new research finding and next steps in investigating sex differences to advance the health of women and men.