Gross, Jonas, O’Connor Elected to AAP
Three faculty members from the Department of Internal Medicine, Cary Gross, MD; Elizabeth Jonas, MD; and Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, MACP, were elected into the Association of American Physicians (AAP) during the organization’s annual meeting in April 2022.
Krystal Discusses Work by Duman in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology, and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News about a study launched by the late faculty member Ronald Duman, PhD, who died suddenly in 2020.Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Colón-Ramos Awarded Germany’s Humboldt Prize
Daniel Colón-Ramos, the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Yale, has been awarded the Humboldt Prize for his lab’s work in describing fundamental aspects of the cell biology of synapses and behavior, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announced April 13.Source: YaleNews
Revealing Communications Between Brain and Body
“This is the first time we actually know how different body signals are being represented through the vagal interoception system to the brain in a very precise and accurate manner,” says co-senior investigator Rui Chang, PhD. “We know that the brain can very precisely discriminate signals, but what is the biological reason for that discrimination?”
Brain Scans Can Tell if You Are Paying Attention
Using a model of fMRI data collected from 92 individuals performing several types of attention-related tasks, the lab of Yale’s Marvin Chun successfully predicted how well those individuals would perform on the tasks based on their brain scans alone. This generalized model can also predict severity of an individual case of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.Source: YaleNews
Brennand, Crusto, Gelernter Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering
Kristen Brennand, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; Cindy Crusto, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; and Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience, have been elected to membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (CASE).
New Imaging Scan Reveals a Culprit in Cognitive Decline of Alzheimer’s
Advanced imaging technology developed by Yale researchers has helped them confirm that the destruction of brain synapses underlies the cognitive deficits experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published Feb. 17.Source: YaleNews