Yale Investigators Examine COVID-19 Fatality Rates
A team of student and faculty investigators at Yale University has devised a new method for calculating COVID-19 fatality rates in the United States that it says will better guide the country through its reopening, and more accurately drive health care policy decisions regarding the pandemic. Fatality rates have been difficult to calculate in regions without extensive testing due to many infected individuals not being detected.
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
Yale Researchers Propose a New Model for Neuroimaging Studies
For decades, two of the most precise imaging methods used to study the human brain, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), have identified localized brain responses to sensory stimulation, such as touch, vision and smell.
Lower synaptic density is associated with depression severity and network alterations
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Nature Communications that examined synaptic density in 26 patients with major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The research revealed evidence linking lower synaptic density to network alterations and symptoms of depression.Source: Nature Communications
New Autism Center at Yale with innovative research on World Autism Day
About one in 59 children in America is diagnosed with autism - a complex neuro-developmental disorder. The CDC reported it's nearly four times more common among boys than girls. The Autism Center of Excellence at Yale School of Medicine is where families are taking part in possible breakthrough research.Source: News 8 WTNH
Connectome-based prediction of cocaine abstinence
Sarah Yip, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the first author of a paper published in The American Journal of Psychiatry that tracks the results of a study that used connectome-based predictive modeling to identify neural networks predictive of future abstinence from cocaine.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
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.
Cerebellar and prefrontal cortical alterations in PTSD: Structural and functional evidence
A Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale School of Medicine paper published in Chronic Stress shows converging structural and functional evidence for cerebellum abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder. Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, is the first author.Source: Chronic Stress
Stephanie Noble, from Todd Constable Lab, selected for the NIH DSPAN F99/K00 Award
Stephanie Noble, a fourth year INP PhD student in the lab of Todd Constable, has been selected for the prestigious NIH DSPAN F99/K00 Award. Stephanie’s research focuses on investigating the reliability and validity of fMRI statistical methods used for understanding the brain.
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.
YINS PhD candidate Mehraveh Salehi received the Young Scientist Award from the 20th International Conference on MICCAI 2017.
YINS PhD candidate Mehraveh Salehi received the Young Scientist Award from the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017 (MICCAI).
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).