Bile Duct Function and Disease Highlighted in New Research Study
Recent research from the Gupta Lab, led by Serrena Singh and supervised by Vikas Gupta, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases), provides groundbreaking insights into the extrahepatic bile ducts. These bile ducts outside of the liver are a critical but poorly understood component of the human digestive system. This study, which was published in the journal Development Cell, marks a significant step forward in understanding diseases affecting these ducts, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma.
Thalidomide Use In Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Angiodysplasia, a type of benign vascular lesion made up of dilated blood vessels, is a common source of gastrointestinal bleeding from the small intestine. A recent editorial from Yale Internal Medicine’s Loren Laine, MD, professor of medicine and chief of digestive diseases, in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights novel findings from a recent multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trial evaluating thalidomide in the treatment of angiodysplasia-related bleeding.
Implicit Bias From Providers Inhibits HCV Treatment
A new study reveals significant insights into the challenges that can occur for hepatitis C virus (HCV) micro-elimination efforts in people with HIV (PWH). Due to the opioid epidemic, the prevalence of co-infection with HIV and HCV has been increasing. If left untreated, HCV infection can lead to liver damage, cancer, and death. Although HIV requires lifelong therapy, HCV can be cured with a few months of oral medications.
Alcohol Research Conference Fosters Collaboration Across Specialties
Now in its second year, the Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education (YCARE) was held on September 30, 2023. Offering a comprehensive agenda of talks, panel discussions, and poster presentations, the all-day event brought together Yale's researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders under the banner of alcohol research. Bubu Banini, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases), Yale School of Medicine (YSM), spearheaded the conference, along with co-directors David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine (general medicine) and emergency medicine, YSM, and public health, Yale School of Public Health; Graeme Mason, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical imaging and of psychiatry, YSM; and Sherry McKee, PhD, professor of psychiatry, YSM.
Yale Contributions Shape ASN Kidney Week 2023
In the world of nephrology, there's one event that stands out above the rest, drawing thousands of professionals from around the globe—the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week. This annual event features a rich array of sessions, speakers, and insights into the ever-evolving field of kidney care. This year, Kidney Week takes place in Philadelphia, Pa., with over 12,000 planned attendees.
Preventing Worsening Asthma in Inner-city Patients
A new perspective published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology sheds light on strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations in inner-city patients. Previous research has demonstrated that living in an inner-city is an independent risk factor for Emergency Department visits and hospitalizations from asthma.
Improved Measurement of Glomeruli in Kidney Scarring
A new research study explores patterns in kidney structures to better understand focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a condition where scar tissue develops in parts of the kidney. These findings offer insights into more accurate measurement of kidney structures like the glomeruli, which could ultimately lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis for patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Using Interactive Animated Flipped-classroom Modules to Better Teach Dementia Care
A new medical education study demonstrates how a modular, flipped-classroom curriculum using character animations can better train nursing students to deliver effective care to patients with dementia and other cognitive disorders.
Immune Sensing of Allergens Promotes Avoidance Behavior
A new study published in Nature demonstrates how the immune system plays a role in the development of behaviors to avoid food allergens. Previous research has suggested that the immune system may be involved in behavioral modification beyond simply protecting the body from infectious diseases.
Investigators Launch Study Aimed at Accelerating Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will lead the research team.
Electronic Health Record Strategies Can Improve Care of Patients with Heart Failure
Doctors frequently rely on the electronic health record (EHR) when caring for patients. Oftentimes, EHR systems will include clinical decision support tools that offer recommendations and reminders for physicians determining how to manage diagnosis or treatment plans.
Using Lessons from HIV to Treat Hepatitis C
A new study demonstrates how public health strategies aimed at improving HIV treatment outcomes can be used to better care for patients with another viral infection, hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a deadly blood-borne disease that causes liver inflammation and scarring.
Yale Pepper Center Funding Available
The Yale Pepper Center is soliciting letters of intent from full-time faculty members at Yale with interests and expertise relevant to aging research who would be interested in submitting a career development proposal (if within 5 years of total faculty appointment) or a pilot project proposal.
Yale researchers are working on a whole new type of vaccine, targeting the insects that carry pathogens
A group of Yale researchers is working on a new kind of vaccine they believe could change the world: instead of acting against a pathogen, the vaccine would reduce the risk of transmission for mosquito-and-tick-borne illnesses by targeting the insects themselves.Source: Stamford Advocate
Call for Abstracts for Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education
The Yale Conference for Alcohol Research and Education (Y-CARE) is now accepting abstracts in all disciplines related to alcohol. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the Y-CARE annual conference on September 30, 2023 at The Anlyan Center (TAC), from 8 am - 3 pm.