Visualizing Publication Trends for Scientists
Introducing ScholarTrends, an R Shiny application that produces seven interpretable graphics summarizing a scientist’s entire publication history. This tool adds transparency to a researcher’s trajectory and makes it more accessible to quickly understand a person’s publication trends.
Yale Open Data Access Project Reaches Milestone in Helping to Maximize the Use of Clinical Trial Data for Research
The Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project, a pioneering initiative to promote open science and facilitate sharing of clinical trial research data, has reached the milestone of supporting more than 100 publications.
Researchers Are Testing Paxlovid as a Treatment for Long COVID
Long COVID currently affects millions of people in the U.S. Symptoms can include brain fog, tremors, sleep disorders, and shortness of breath. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic medical centers recently launched clinical trials aimed at finding treatments for long COVID. Researchers think that there may be different causes of long COVID symptoms in different people, which is why they are conducting different clinical trials in many centers around the country.Source: Verywell Health
Alan Friedman: To Err Is Human
Howie and Harlan are joined by Alan Friedman, chief medical officer at Yale New Haven Hospital, to talk about the organizational and cultural changes that the hospital has made to minimize medical errors and unprofessional behavior that harm patients. Howie reports on a Yale study showing a gap in excess deaths between Republicans and Democrats after the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced; Harlan discusses the continued problem of financial toxicity for patients, and a new study casting doubt on the effectiveness of “neuroprotective” diets.Source: Yale Insights
To get better heart data from wearables, researchers train AI to separate the signal from the noise
As wearable health devices grow more popular, there’s an opportunity to track the broader adult population’s heart health. But it’s much harder for smartwatches to accurately detect the heart’s electrical signals.Source: STAT
Many At-risk Coastal Nursing Homes Are Underprepared for Hurricanes, Yale Study Finds
One in 10 nursing homes in U.S. coastal regions is at risk of exposure to severe hurricane-related flooding. But while nursing home residents are disproportionately more susceptible than the general population to injury and death due to environmental disasters, a significant number of at-risk facilities may be inadequately prepared for hurricane-related inundation in certain coastal regions, a new Yale study finds.
Physician on a Mission: Prescribing Timely FDA Reforms to Ensure Patient Safety
Dr. Reshma Ramachandran’s professional pursuits and passion for justice converged the week of May 16 in Washington, D.C., when she met with members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration on the progress of a must-pass bill — the Prescription Drug User Fee Act — which provides roughly half the FDA’s budget.Source: Arnoldventures.org