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Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives

Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.

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  • Ni Feng receives a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Award

    Ni Fend, a postdoctoral researcher in Elena Gracheva's lab, has become a 2020 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar. Her project "Hanging in the Balance: Fluid Homeostasis in Hibernation" aims to reveal fundamental knowledge about how hibernation enables some species to survive over an entire winter without water. This project will use the thirteen-lined ground squirrel as a model system to dissect and manipulate the neural circuits that regulate fluid balance across torpor and arousal states during hibernation.

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  • Major Gift Will Support an Innovative Brain Research Collaboration

    The Swiss-based NOMIS Foundation is making a large five-year award for research into what makes the human brain unique. The research will be a collaboration between the laboratories of James P. Noonan, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Franck Polleux, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Columbia University and a member of that school’s Zuckerman Institute. Their combined mission is to understand the brain and mind.

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  • Two Yale MD-PhD Students Honored With Soros Fellowships for New Americans

    Two Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD students, Stefano Daniele (fifth-year) and Eric Hoyeon Song (fourth-year), are among the 30 new recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The fellows, all of whom are immigrants or the children of immigrants, were selected from a record-breaking pool of over 2,200 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States.

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  • COVID-19’s Mysterious Symptom

    About a third of patients confirmed to have COVID-19 lose their sense of smell. Yale specialists describe why that might happen, and what can be done.

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  • New Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Basic Science Departments) Is Named

    Anthony J. Koleske, PhD, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and neuroscience, assumes the role of deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments) effective April 1, 2020. Koleske succeeds Michael Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science, who steps into the role of Yale University's vice provost for research.

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  • In Isolation, Worries and Stress are Magnified

    Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, speaks about the coronavirus quarantine and the difficulty for people who suffer from substance use disorder, gambling addiction, or problematic video gaming—otherwise known as Internet gaming disorder.

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