New Haven Dashboard Helps Guide Worldwide Covid-19 Response
In this crisis, Veoci has also set up webinars to help responders understand Covid-19. The director of Yale’s clinical virology laboratory, Marie Louis Landry, who has contact and past experience in Wuhan and is overseeing tests here in New Haven, conducted one webinar on virology and the history of the coronavirus. School of Medicine Professor Paula Kavathas did another on how the immune system responds to Covid-19.Source: New Haven Independent
Study Identifies New Cell Type That Triggers Deadly Allergic Reactions
For millions of Americans, contact with certain foods can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. A new study has uncovered a previously unknown cell type that promotes the reaction and could be used to identify individuals who are most at risk.
Medical School Professor Runs Through All 169 Connecticut Towns
Edward Snyder, MD, professor of laboratory medicine, doesn’t run to win, but he does run for the crown of a king. Last March, Snyder achieved a goal 16 years in the making—running races in all 169 towns in Connecticut. Those few who complete the feat are crowned as royalty by his running club.
Stephanie Eisenbarth: Discovering the bigger picture
Stephanie Eisenbarth is an Associate Professor in the Immunology Faculty at Yale University. Her work has shown that the guanine nucleotide exchange factor Dock8 plays a role in the migration of a specific dendritic cell subset, and that when Dock8 is missing, some dendritic cells can no longer prime CD4+ T cells. Stephanie’s laboratory now focuses on understanding how T cell–driven pathology is initiated. We chatted with Stephanie to find out about her journey in science.Source: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Bringing Your Lab to the Operating Room
Dr. Joe El-Khoury of Laboratory Medicine at Yale reviews the clinical utility, analytical considerations, and operational aspects of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) testing to highlight the important role laboratories play in providing high quality of care while reducing cost to the system.Source: Medical Lab Management