Role of Nutrient May Reveal Dietary Target in Fight Against Microbial Infections
A nutrient that is common in the human diet has been found to aid the survival of a cancer-causing bacterium, a new Yale study finds. The findings could reveal an important target for new drugs to tackle numerous infectious diseases in humans.Source: Yale West Campus
Hinchcliff is New Director of Yale Scleroderma Program
Monique Hinchcliff, MD, MS, was named director of the Yale Scleroderma Program. Hinchcliff leads an established multidisciplinary team of expert physician-scientists with an interest and expertise in systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma.
Tuberculosis Transmission Between Residents and Migrants in Shanghai Revealed Through Genomic and Spatial Analysis
Tuberculosis, an infectious disease that is transmitted by coughing, is the leading cause of death attributable to a single pathogen. In China, which has the second highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world, massive rural-to-urban population shifts over the past 15 years have coincided with large increases of the disease in cities.
A Zika Vaccine Could Virtually Eliminate Prenatal Infections
A Zika vaccine could have a substantial effect on mitigating and preventing future Zika virus outbreaks. Through a combination of direct protection and indirect reduction of transmissions, virtual elimination is achievable, even with imperfect vaccine efficacy and coverage, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds.
Study: Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
A Yale-led research team made a startling discovery while investigating the effect of bacteria on viral infections. When they applied a common topical antibiotic to mice before or shortly after infection with herpes and other viruses, they found that the antibiotic triggered an antiviral resistance in the animals, the researchers said.
New imaging facility is a "revolution"
Microscopy at Yale has just received a major upgrade. Structural biologists at the School of Medicine and scientists from across the university have begun obtaining three-dimensional images at near-atomic resolutions from what Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., chair and Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and professor of cell biology, calls “the mother of all microscopes.” The Titan Krios cryoelectron microscope arrived at West Campus in January and was dedicated in June.Source: Medicine@Yale