High-speed low-light in vivo two-photon voltage imaging of large neuronal populations
In a new Nature Methods paper, Jelena Platisa, PhD (YSM and The John B. Pierce Laboratory) and collaborators combined approaches to increase the capacity for high-speed deep-tissue imaging in awake behaving animal.Source: Nature Methods
14th Annual Brain Education Day: “They start to see graduate students more as neighbors”
On Mar. 12, Brain Education Day returned in-person for the first time since 2019. The annual outreach program exposes local middle and high school students to neuroscience. Co-sponsored by Yale Pathways to Science and the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD), the event is open to Pathways students in grades 6 to 12. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, previous years’ events were held virtually.
Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD, Professor and Chair of Comparative Medicine receives Hungary’s highest award for scientific accomplishment
Tamas Horvath receives Hungary’s highest award for scientific accomplishment. Tamas Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor and Chair of Comparative Medicine and professor of Neuroscience and Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences received the Széchenyi-Prize from the Republic of Hungary. This award is the highest honor for scientific accomplishments bestowed to a Hungarian native by the Republic of Hungary.
#TraineeTuesday: David Andrijevic, MD
Meet David Andrijevic, MD, an associate research scientist in the Sestan lab! Andrijevic’s work reviving cell function in deceased pigs made national headlines, including recognition by National Geographic as one of the most amazing discoveries of 2022. Let’s explore his research journey and where he hopes it takes him.
Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD, celebrated among 10 women medical pioneers
These inspiring women endured poverty, deep-seated stereotypes, and discrimination, but they went on to build hospitals, win a Nobel Prize, lead a medical school, and dramatically improve the health of millions. Read their incredible stories.Source: AAMC
Yale Study: Regular Cannabis Use is Associated With History of Childhood and Lifetime Trauma
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD; Jeremy Weleff, DO; Nia Fogelman, PhD; and Rajita Sinha, PhD, are co-authors of a paper in Journal of Psychiatric Research that found people who use cannabis regularly have higher rates of childhood trauma and lifetime trauma.Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research
#TraineeTuesday: Sarah (Sadie) Meller, PhD
Meet Sadie Meller, PhD, a student in the MD/PhD program! Supported by an F31 fellowship and Student Research Award (from the Society for Pediatric Research), her thesis work was recently published in eNeuro. Let’s dive into the journey of this physician-scientist, artist and climate activist!
Rigor in Experimental design and Analysis of Data (READ)
We talk a lot about the role that physician-scientists play as “interpreters” and “translators” between the worlds of medicine and research. But that often means stepping outside of one’s narrow area of scientific expertise to help colleagues and trainees understand clinically relevant data that informs patient care, even if it’s far from what you look at in your own research.
Potential New Treatment for “Brain Fog” in Long COVID Patients
While the number of patients they studied is too small for their results to be definitive, Yale researchers—using their extensive experience with two existing medications—have published initial evidence that those drugs, given together, can mitigate or even eliminate brain fog.
Study: Alzheimer's Drug Shows Modest Success Slowing Declines in Memory, Thinking
Christopher Van Dyck, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, spoke about an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease patients at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease meeting in San Francisco in November.Source: NPR
Why Eye Contact Is Rare Among People With Autism
Using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, Yale researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain associated with the social symptomatology of autism.Source: YaleNews
A VA Biobank is the Largest Source of Genetic Data on Black Americans
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, spoke to The Washington Post about the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a federally funded genetic biobank and the single-largest source of genetic data on Black Americans.Source: The Washington Post