On the Front Lines in Connecticut
Dermatologist Caroline Nelson, MD, from Yale School of Medicine, shares her experiences serving in the internal medicine unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the things that I’ve thought about a lot is that I became a doctor before I became a dermatologist. This experience took me back to the essence of medicine.”Source: Dermatology World
Schechner Memorial Lecture, Hosted by Department of Dermatology, to Be Given by Valentina Greco, PhD, on Oct. 30
Valentina Greco, PhD, Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, will speak about "Principles of Skin Epithelial Tolerance Discovered by Live Imaging" on October 30 at 10 a.m., in the Fitkin Amphitheatre.
Iwasaki Is Honored by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Profesor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; and professor of dermatology, is a 2019 recipient of the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, given by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Dermatology Grand Rounds Professor Lecture on Feb. 13: "Lessons Learned from the Other Side (of the Exam Table)"
Learn about the life of the speaker's daughter, Nicole Antaya, who has endured cystic fibrosis, CF-related diabetes, and lung transplantation, and the impact of her conditions on her family.
How do hair follicles grow? A Yale-led study untangles the science
An outstanding question in dermatology that researchers have studied for decades is: How do hair follicles emerge from a sea of seemingly uniform skin cells during embryonic development? New research findings from a Yale-led team offer answers to that question, which may lead to strategies for regenerating lost hair follicles in adults.
Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy
An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with similarly severe disease suggests an effective treatment for an incurable, sometimes life-threatening illness is within reach.
Sun Safety and skin cancer prevention
Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. As we spend our days in the sun this summer, it's important to protect your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Leventhal came to Good Morning Connecticut to share some stats and tips. Leventhal said melanoma accounts for only about one percent of skin cancers but causes a majority of skin cancer deaths. Although it is less common than other types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, it is more dangerous because it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught early.Source: WTNH
Five Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk
Summer is here, but enjoying longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn. Experts at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) say unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don't get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. Just one sunburn during your youth doubles your chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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.
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.
Yale dermatologists successfully restore skin color in vitiligo patients
Building on prior research that examined the use of an arthritis medication to treat vitiligo, a team of Yale dermatologists has successfully applied a novel combination therapy — the medication and light — to restore skin color in patients.
How Cell Biologists Work: Valentina Greco on cultivating a passionate research team
Valentina Greco is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics, Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University, and is a member of the Yale School of Medicine Stem Cell Center and Cancer Center. The Greco lab is shedding new light on the mysterious lives of stem cells. Using stunning in vivo imaging of intact tissues, they reveal how stem cells are regulated and deployed during normal tissue maintenance and in tissue repair.Source: ASCB