Gut Bacteria Neutralizes Disease-Carrying Tsetse Flies
Yale School of Public Health Research Scientist Brian Weiss, Ph.D., has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of African trypanosomes, the parasites responsible for causing human sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease that threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa every year.
A Scourge of Rural Africa, the Tsetse Fly, is Genetically Deciphered in an International Scientific Collaboration
An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa.
Breakthrough discovery opens new avenues for blocking transmission of African sleeping sickness
Scientists at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine have for the first time replicated in a laboratory setting the process of becoming infectious that occurs in the parasite that causes trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as African sleeping sickness.
How Do You Stop the Tsetse Fly from Transmitting Sleeping Sickness? A Host Protein May Provide the Answer
Human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is one of the deadlier diseases in sub–Saharan Africa. It is caused by the African trypanosome parasite and is transmitted to humans through the bite of a tsetse fly. Few methods currently exist to combat this tropical disease that afflicts tens of thousands of people annually and also attacks livestock, preventing many rural poor from achieving even subsistence–level farming.
Introducing the Internal Medicine 2021-2022 Annual Report
In the new report, there are updates from our clinical programs, research endeavors, our work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and educational programs. Our faculty members were honored for their educational excellence. Research initiatives at Yale received applause on the national and international stages. This book highlights all that we have accomplished together this past year…
Addressing Stress to Achieve Sleep
A WHRY study which explored the use of an evidence-based stress-reduction intervention for insomnia that is culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women found in addition to reducing insomnia symptoms, the therapy lowered stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure.
‘Sleep as medicine,’ or how to make a hospital stay less unhealthy
For a long list of reasons, many patients don’t sleep well in U.S. hospitals. Yet while medical errors and health-care acquired infections have inspired major reforms, the toll of poor sleep gets less attention.Source: Washington Post
What Sleep Experts Say Dreams of Falling Really Mean (and Why We Have Them)
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.Source: CNET
Here’s How Much Sleep You Actually Need, According to Experts
It’s one of the most asked questions surrounding health: how much sleep do you need? Some night-owls tell themselves that they thrive on minimal sleeping hours, or are in denial of their sleep deprivation. Others get more sleep than what’s recommended and still wake up tired. So what is the ideal amount of sleep for the average adult?Source: Prevention