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.
Looming Health Threat Posed by Invasive Mosquito Species
European countries along the Mediterranean Basin and in other parts of the continent are facing their greatest threat from mosquito-borne diseases in nearly 50 years with the introduction of an invasive, aggressive species from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
A Single Dose of Psilocybin Boosts Neuroplasticity and Reduces Depression Symptoms
Patrick Skosnik, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Deepak D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that provides evidence that psilocybin induces lasting changes in neuroplasticity and that these changes are linked to improvements in depression symptoms.Source: PsyPost
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.
Brain Networks and Adolescent Alcohol Use
Sarah Yip, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is first author of a paper in JAMA Psychiatry that explores the functional brain connections associated with alcohol use risk in adolescents and whether these connections are different for male and female adolescents.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Datta Receives Grant from Alzheimer's Association to Study Protein that Could Aid Early Detection
Dibyadeep Datta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to study how a specific protein present in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may aid in early detection of the illness before symptoms are present, thereby improving treatment outcomes.
Montalvo-Ortiz Awarded NIDA Grant for Opioid Use Disorder Study
Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the project, “Deciphering the single-nucleus genomic regulatory structure of opioid use disorder in the human brain.”
Discriminating cocaine use from other sympathomimetics using wearable electrocardiographic (ECG) sensors
Yale Psychiatry researchers believe the development and refinement of technological tools (i.e., remote wireless sensors and machine learning algorithms) for the detection of drug use may have potential in multiple settings including for clinical care, as reported in this new paper published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence