Mapping metabolism with a Yale-developed imaging technique
Yale researchers have developed a new imaging technique that captures detailed information about metabolism, which plays a role in many diseases. The novel yet simple technique, which harnesses existing technology, could potentially be used to evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapies for cancer and other conditions, the researchers said.
Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior — and even a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease — among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.
Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism
Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb
Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Wayne State University.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Whether it’s a single occasion or over a period of time, drinking too much can take a serious toll on your health. It can increase your risk of developing certain cancers and can damage or weaken your heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system. Yale conducts clinical research using the most advanced methods available to understand alcohol dependence and develop improved ways to treat it. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an ideal time to consider participating in a research study.
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.
New Advanced Diagnostic Tests Lab to Perform, Interpret Clinical-Grade Molecular Testing of Biomarkers
The Yale Advanced Diagnostic Tests Laboratory in the Department of Pathology, is a new unit of Yale Pathology Laboratories, offers access to novel molecular tests to external users, performing and interpreting clinical grade and high-quality molecular analysis of human tissue samples.
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.