Yale Cancer Center Researchers Show Receptor Structure Reveals New Targets for Cancer Treatments
A molecule known as anaplastic lymphoma kinase is a driver of several cancers, including pediatric neuroblastoma, B-cell lymphomas, and myofibroblast tumors, according to a new study by Yale Cancer Center researchers.
A Drug That Does Double Duty in Treating Diabetes
Because it can be taken orally, it’s much simpler for the patient to stay compliant with his or her treatment. It also addresses three major issues with diabetes at the same time: it helps control immediate blood glucose levels, restores pancreatic function, and re-establishes normal immunity in the pancreatic environment.Source: Yale SEAS
Yale Study Finds Reassuring Outcome Trends for Heart Valve Replacement Therapies
A new, Yale-led study, published Nov. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, answers fundamental questions about the characteristics and outcomes of traditional and less-invasive treatment options for older adults who require aortic valve replacement.
Measures of Kidney Function Delay Black Patients’ Treatment
Researchers estimate that if the most widely used eGFR equation did not include a race adjustment, 31,000 more Black Americans would become eligible for kidney transplant consideration, 300,000 more would qualify for a nephrologist referral, and 3.3 million more would reach the threshold for stage 3 chronic kidney disease.Source: YaleNews
The Role of Physiatry in the Continuum of Care
Physiatry offers a holistic and comprehensive care plan that works in partnership with other specialties in orthopaedics, and beyond, to restore function and maximize independence for patients. As a field, physiatry is unique because it focuses on the whole patient by addressing an individual's physical, emotional, neurological, medical, vocational, and social needs. Rummana Aslam, MBBS helps patients get back to the life they had before experiencing a severe illness, surgery, or trauma.
A Pediatrics Centennial Symposium Addresses Endocrine, Obesity, and Diabetes
Members of the Yale School of Medicine community tuned in virtually on November 3 for the Department of Pediatrics’ Endocrine/Obesity/Diabetes Symposium. The symposium is part of a series of events in honor of the department’s centennial.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant Will Fund First Clinical Trial of Ketamine to Treat Depression in People With Parkinson’s Disease
Two Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to conduct the first clinical trial of ketamine to treat depression in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Stem Cell Therapy Reduces Need for Nearly 10% of Hip Replacements
Research has shown that stem cells possess the characteristics and qualities needed for the body to regrow, repair, and regenerate damaged tissue and bone, and according to Dr. Wiznia, this treatment dramatically reduces the risk of the head of the femur from collapsing.
Less Restrictive Health Laws Linked to Higher HPV Vaccination Rates
A new Yale study finds that an important strategy for improving vaccination rates could be allowing adolescents to consent for the HPV vaccine without parental involvement, which is already a policy in a handful of U.S. states.Source: YaleNews
A Haven for Those in Need—Yale Medical Students and Faculty Provide Accessible Care Through HAVEN Free Clinic
On Saturdays, medical, physician associate, and nursing students come together to transform it into HAVEN, a free clinic providing comprehensive primary care services to those in need. The student-run organization serves uninsured, often undocumented individuals from low-income backgrounds.