Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) who study idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a debilitating and fatal lung disease, designed a molecule that reverses pulmonary fibrosis in a preclinical model of the disease and in cultured human lung tissue. The drug inhibits a microRNA, called miR-33, and protects against fibrosis by improving the metabolic functions of lung macrophages. The results appeared online on January 10, 2023, in JCI Insight.
- January 23, 2023
Fact Check-Inhaling hydrogen peroxide and iodine unsafe, and not a proven treatment for respiratory symptomsSource: Reuters
Topical antiseptics such as hydrogen peroxide, iodine, or a combination of the two are not safe to inhale and not proven to treat respiratory infections, contrary to social media claims that breathing in these liquids is a good idea.
- January 20, 2023Source: Healio
Drug-related pneumonitis occurred among 18% of patients receiving osimertinib for advanced epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results published in CHEST.
- January 12, 2023
Discoveries & Impact highlights select scientific discoveries across the Department of Internal Medicine...
- January 11, 2023
The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to welcome the following new faculty, staff members, and postdoctoral associates who joined us in December 2022...
- January 09, 2023
Three Department of Internal Medicine staff are set to retire. Kathleen Marcucio from the Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism retired on December 31, 2022. Susan Ardito from the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (Yale-PCCSM), and Elizabeth “Beth” Porter from the Section of General Internal Medicine retire in January 2023.
- January 03, 2023Source: YaleNews
A new analysis of how far Americans have to travel to receive COVID-19 oral treatments like Paxlovid reveals stubborn discrepancies in health care access.
- December 29, 2022Source: The Republican American
Both ION and the Monarch technology are being used for patients who have already been screened through low-dose CT scans in whom nodules are discovered. A lung nodule is an area of abnormality on the lung that is limited in area, said Dr. Sanket Thakore, a pulmonologist with Yale Medicine.
- December 16, 2022Source: CNET
Sleep is vital -- your body needs sleep not only to rest, but also to regulate your metabolism and brain function. But if you're anything like me, your brain feels anything but restful when you sleep, because it's too busy cooking up wild and strange scenarios in the form of dreams. Though it's easy to understand why we have to go to sleep each night, it's much more difficult to explain why we dream and how to interpret what exactly those dreams mean, especially if they're outlandish or perhaps even scary.
- December 13, 2022
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