Two Yale School of Medicine MD-PhD Students Receive Prestigious Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Jonathan Marques and Diana Yanez, both currently in the School of Medicine’s (YSM) MD-PhD program, have been selected as 2018 Soros Fellows. Marquez and Yanez are among 30 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Fellows, all of whom are children of immigrants to the Unites States, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens, were selected from a pool of 1,766 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to United States society, culture, or their academic fields, and for their commitment to the United States’ fundamental principles and ideals.
How 14-year-old Haad Khwaja beat the odds to survive brain cancer
Fourteen-year-old Haad Khwaja moved from Pakistan to the United States, but an even more dramatic trip was his journey from diagnosis with a rare form of brain cancer to his successful treatment with an innovative program of highly targeted radiation at Yale Medicine.Source: Yale Medicine
Research in the news: Yale scientists study new therapy for lethal disease affecting infants
The majority of infants with the rare disease known as GACI (generalized arterial calcification of infancy) die within the first year of life. Now Yale scientists have developed and tested a therapy that not only targets the underlying cause of GACI but also eliminates mortality in rodent models of the human disease. The research, led by associate professor of pathology Dr. Demetrios Braddock, was published Dec. 1 in Nature Communications.
Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and Beyond
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.Source: American Journal of Public Health
This year’s RSV season may come at the typical time, experts predict, and new tools may help the fight
This year, experts think the timing of the RSV season will be closer to the pre-pandemic normal, but case numbers will probably be anything but — that is, if people embrace newly available tools to prevent RSV.Source: CNN
Higher Lithium Levels in Drinking Water May Raise Autism Risk
Pregnant women whose household tap water had higher levels of lithium had a moderately higher risk of their offspring being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and UCLA Health.
Experts call for an end to the exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry
A newly released Series on breastfeeding published in The Lancet argues that formula milk companies exploit parents’ emotions and manipulate scientific information to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics
Less than half of infants around the world are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and political influence are to blame.Source: CNN