$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Teen vaping is bad. Nicotine makes it worse, says researcher
Companies that make vaping liquids must now comply with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy released last month banning vape liquids that taste like anything but tobacco or menthol. But vaping still delivers something highly appealing and addictive: nicotine. And researchers are just beginning to study the drug’s long-term impact on the developing brain.Source: Science Mag
Child deaths from opioids nearly tripled in recent years, says Yale study
Close to 9,000 children and teens in the United States died from opioid poisonings over the last two decades, representing a nearly three-fold increase in mortality rates, Yale researchers said. These findings illustrate how the opioid epidemic continues to evolve and harm children even as efforts to confront the crisis through treatment and limits on opioid prescribing ramp up, they said.
Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens
Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly doubled among children of all ages, according to a new Yale study that shows toddlers and older teens are particularly at risk.
Op-Ed: Yale study on lung disease forecasts dire consequences for flavor bans
A new study from Yale School of Public Health should serve as a warning to e-cigarette opponents and public health officials pushing e-cigarette flavor bans and restrictions around the country. The Yale research revealed that higher levels of e-cigarette and marijuana use did not result in higher rates of e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (EVALI). EVALI made headlines during 2019 and was responsible for at least 2,800 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.Source: The Center Square
WHRY Funds Studies on Stroke, Endometrial Cancer, and Addiction to Opioids
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three studies investigating sex differences in stroke, endometrial cancer, and alternate pain relief for women recovering from past opioid use who are giving birth via cesarean section.
Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
School of Nursing Lecture Presentation on Feb. 12: "Women, HIV, and Opiate Use Disorder: Bringing Healing to the Center of Care: An Integrated Trauma-informed Behavioral Health Approach"
This lecture, by Rosalind de Lisser, MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, will be presented at Yale School of Nursing, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT, and made available by Livestream.
Ending Stigma, Saving Lives: Yale Doctors Take on Opioid Addiction
On the lapel of her blazer, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio wears a button bearing one word with a line through it: stigma. D’Onofrio, who chairs Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine, works to improve outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, and she’s on a crusade against stigma for a simple reason: social fear hinders treatment.
Are Benzodiazepines the New Opioids?
Yale addiction specialists believe the primary care system can play a key role in preventing another medication epidemic. David A. Fiellin, MD, worries that otherwise, the trajectory of benzodiazepine prescriptions might lead to a situation that resembles the opioid crisis.Source: Yale Medicine