Yale Medicine Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Benefit Patients
Some Yale Medicine surgeons now routinely use 3D printing (essentially producing a solid, three-dimensional object from a virtual digital model) to plan surgeries, design tools specific to an upcoming surgery and that particular patient’s anatomy, and even to print some of the parts used to replace defective ones in the body.Source: Yale Medicine
How neurofeedback helps patients tamp down their fears
Tiny parts of the brain, School of Medicine researchers are discovering, can have a huge impact on our lives. Michelle Hampson, Ph.D., and Judson A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., are leading teams that use real-time fMRI and what’s known as neurofeedback to try to teach people how to control brain activity and combat such problems as anxiety, addiction, Tourette syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as more mundane self-imposed roadblocks to success.
Inside the toolbox
The School of Medicine’s core research facilities include imaging modalities that allow biological visualization on the atomic, molecular, and cellular scales. Hundreds of YSM investigators make use of the facilities to probe drug-target interactions, protein folding, and disease mechanisms; and the shared nature of the facilities means that collaboration and advances often go hand in hand. Here we describe the cutting-edge technology of the core imaging facilities and explain how this colorful
Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Elena Gracheva, an Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience, is a 2020 Finalists of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.Source: Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Minimizing blood vessel blockage
All cardiac procedures carry a risk of stroke because plaque or calcium buildup can break off in small pieces, ﬂoat up into the brain, and block narrow blood vessels. A highly specialized tool called an embolic protection device is currently used to prevent some of the released debris from reaching the brain.
TAVR Is Helping People Avoid Open Heart Surgery
Use of TAVR means patients spend fewer days in the hospital and are able to return to their normal lives far more quickly. Yale Medicine is expected to do 300 of the procedures this year at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals, and Yale cardiologists have been at the forefront of TAVR research in general since the procedure became available in the mid-2000s.Source: Yale Medicine
Transvaginal Mesh: What Women Should Know
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently halted sales of surgical mesh devices used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The FDA’s move, Yale Medicine specialists say, has left some women confused and concerned—especially since there are several types of surgery used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, and the FDA decision affects just one approach—a transvaginal mesh procedure.Source: Yale Medicine
Experts explain how millennials can take care of their unique health needs
"You've got your whole life ahead of you," young adults are often told—but that's of little comfort to the many 20- and 30-somethings who face "adulting" challenges like career uncertainty, overwhelming student loan debt, and relationship difficulties.Source: Medical XPress