The mysterious culprit behind ‘water on the brain’ in Ugandan babies
Thousands of babies in the central African country develop post-infectious hydrocephalus (PIH) every year, many of whom go on to die. In June, the Lancet Microbe published the results of research in Uganda. A bacteria (Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus) was identified as the predominant infection agent for both neonatal sepsis and the subsequent PIH that developed in new-born babies.Source: The Telegraph
Yale School of Medicine Celebrates Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD's Hypothesis Fund Seed Award for Innovative Brain Research
What can single neurons teach us about how our brains recognize patterns (such as words & structure of language)? Hypothesis Fund awardee Eyiyemisi Damisah aims to understand the neurological basis of statistical learning.
Researchers Identify Deadly Bacterial Strain Causing Widespread Newborn Death in Uganda
On June 19, 2023, after 16 years of persistent pursuit of answers, the team published a landmark paper in The Lancet Microbe detailing the results of three linked studies, conclusively identifying the Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus bacteria as responsible for postinfectious hydrocephalus in Uganda.
MRI FOR ALL: Portable low-field scanners could revolutionize medical imaging in nations rich and poor—if doctors embrace them
In an interview with Science magaine, Yale's Kevin Sheth, MD says that the smaller size, versatility, and low cost of the Swoop portable MRI by Hyperfine has the potential to revolutionize medical imaging in the United States and abroad. Winning over physicians and patients is the next step in expanding the machine's use in clinical settings.Source: Science