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.
Levels of key brain chemicals predict children’s reading ability
Reading-impaired young children have higher levels of the metabolites glutamate and choline in their brains, and these higher levels continue to be indicative of difficulties in developing typical reading and language skills, a Yale study has found. The study appears in the Journal of Neuroscience.
CT children’s hospitals, swamped with RSV, brace for flu cases
Connecticut’s two children’s hospitals, already dealing with a deluge of respiratory syncytial virus cases among young kids, are bracing for flu cases to swell as the colder weather sets in and a surge in patients tests capacity.Source: The Connecticut Mirror
The Unknown Puts Offspring At Risk Of Sickle Cell Disease
Most Connecticut residents who carry a trait for sickle cell disease don’t know it, resulting in thousands of people unwittingly risking having a child born with the debilitating illness, according to sickle cell disease specialists.Source: CT News Junkie
YSPH professor Pérez-Escamilla contributes to new American Journal of Public Health series: ‘Nutrition in the First 1000 Days’
YSPH Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla contributed an essay to the American Journal of Public Health's “Nutrition in the First 1000 Days,” a comprehensive special series of editorials, perspectives, and research and analysis about ways to improve nutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of a child's development, from pregnancy through second birthday.
RSV and Other Respiratory Illnesses: What Parents Need to Know
Doctors across the country are seeing a resurgence in RSV, a common respiratory illness that can leave some kids in need of hospitalization.Here's some information parents need to know regarding RSV and other respiratory illnesses in children this year, as well as the symptoms to look for.Source: New York Family
Polio vaccination efforts must be supported by good hygiene, say experts on World Polio Day
World Polio Day on October 24th is an annual day that highlights progress on the road to polio eradication. As new outbreaks of an archaic disease sweep the globe, hygiene experts warn that vaccination as the first line of defense must be backed up by adequate hygiene.Source: PharmiWeb.com
Juan Vasquez, MD, Vidya Puthenpura, MD, MHS, FAAP, Awarded Grants to Further Pediatric Cancer Research
Two rising young stars of pediatric cancer research at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine were awarded research grants from Hyundai Hope on Wheels program to further their work of improving outcomes and treatment for children diagnosed with cancer.
New technology could be game changer for people living with Type 1 diabetes
There's a new high-tech tool that could be a game-changer for people with Type 1 diabetes. Yale Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Jennifer Sherr, discusses the Omnipod 5, which monitors insulin levels through a sensor on the skin, then sends the insulin directly through the patch as needed.Source: WNYT.com
Health & Veritas: Hope for Sickle Cell Patients (Ep. 25)
On the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In the latest episode, they’re joined by Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and an expert on sickle cell disease.Source: Yale Insights
Major Funding Award Supports Yale Efforts to Address Maternal Health Inequities
A team of Yale researchers, working collaboratively with Yale New Haven Hospital, community partners and two regional hospitals, is exploring ways to improve health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in priority populations that have been historically underserved and experience systemic racism. A $20.4 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support the study.
Naila Makhani, MD, MPH, named Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Naila Makhani, MD, MPH, has been named a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, starting in July of 2022. The five-year early-career award is highly competitive and prestigious –a limited number of awards are given out by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to highly qualified newly-independent researchers.
Umar Salimi, MD Wins First Place in Basic Science at 17th annual Respiratory Diseases Young Investigators Forum
Umar Salimi, MD, research fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, has won first place in basic science for his presentation in the 17th annual Respiratory Diseases Young Investigators Forum, entitled “Effects of Bacterial Elastase on Alveologenesis Following Neonatal Pneumonia.” Salimi’s project, mentored by Charles Dela Cruz, MD PhD, investigates the mechanisms by which bacterial infection impacts lung development.Source: National Jewish Health