Anatomy of an Acne Treatment
Researchers found that unlike other tetracycline drugs, sarecycline binds to messenger RNA (mRNA) — molecules within a cell that provide a code for making proteins — in bacterial ribosomes. Ribosomes, found in all living cells, link amino acids together.Source: YaleNews
Strong Link Found Between Abnormal Liver Tests and Poor COVID-19 Outcomes
Researchers at the Yale Liver Center found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes — proteins released when the liver is damaged — were associated with poorer outcomes for these patients, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.Source: YaleNews
Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Wang and Professor Tracey Meares
As many individuals across the United States and in New Haven are engaged in conversations and activism around systemic racism, sparked in part by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and recent horrific incidents of police brutality against black men and women, around 170 members of the Yale community and others convened on Zoom on July 22 for a conversation entitled “Anti-Blackness, Abolition, and Criminal Justice: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Wang and Professor Tracey Meares."
Yale School of Medicine Welcomes First-year MD and MD-PhD Students
The students comprising the incoming Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD class of 2024 experienced an unconventional recruitment process due to COVID-19, but YSM Director of Admissions Ayaska Fernando says he is thrilled with the exceptional group who have chosen to attend the school.
A Class in COVID: Set up your back to school routines early
In the coming weeks, families across Connecticut will weigh the risks and benefits of sending students back into schools. Thomas Murray, MD, of the Yale School of Medicine says even with masks and distancing, some activities are safer than others.Source: WTNH
Urgent Care Centers Offering ‘Membership Programs’ May Be More Expensive
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Yale researchers finds that urgent care centers nationwide have begun offering membership programs as an alternative to insurance, but those programs may not save patients any money.
Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Public Health Receive Grant to Fund Innovative Research Training Program
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a National Research Service Award Training Grant to fund an innovative, multidisciplinary, and translational training program at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Public Health.
YSM Team Proposes a Novel Approach to Addressing Racism in Medical Education
“Most medical schools are white spaces where explicit and implicit racism occurs constantly and often goes unmentioned and unpunished,” according to a recently published article. Authored by Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Psychiatry Resident Nientara Anderson, MHS, MD; Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS, assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Anna Reisman, MD, professor and director, Program for Humanities in Medicine, Blackface in White Space: Using Admissions to Address Racism in Medical Education, appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Video: Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, on Colorectal Cancer: Why Are More Younger People Being Affected?
Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, discusses the steep rise of early-onset colorectal cancer over the past 15 years, which cannot be explained by genetic predisposition but may be prompted by environmental factors (Session ED35).Source: The ASCO Post
Emergency department visits plunged as COVID-19 cases climbed, Yale study finds
A new study from researchers at Yale and the Mayo Clinic found that emergency department (ED) visits dropped significantly in March as the public responded to messages about staying home as a result of the pandemic.Source: YaleNews
Findings Point to Importance of Addressing Sleep Disturbance in Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
Yale researchers, including senior author Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, co-authored an article published in Clinical Journal of Pain that found sleep disturbance may be an important treatment target for opioid use disorder and chronic pain among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.