Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
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.
New Imaging Tool Helps Researchers See Extent of Alzheimer’s Early Damage
New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study.Source: Yale News
Krystal Co-Author of NEJM Article That Tracks Symptom Improvement in Patients With Schizophrenia
Patients with schizophrenia demonstrated improvement on a scale used to measure symptom severity after taking a drug being tested in a clinical trial, according to an article published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-authored by John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine
Researchers Find Correlation Between Pain and Overeating in Veterans
Over 40 percent of veterans screened by Yale researchers overate in response to physical pain at least once in the 30 days prior to being surveyed, a new study shows. The lead author of the study was Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.
Antidote to Pain and Negativity? Let It Be.
Hedy Kober, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is the corresponding author of a paper published in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience that touts the benefits of mindfulness to help people deal with physical pain and negative emotions.
Yale School of Medicine Maintains its High National Ranking in Federal Research Funding
The 2019 total, $451,476,354, continues the school’s position in the top ten among U.S. medical schools that it has maintained each year since 2001. YSM ranked first in funding for psychiatry and dermatology; third for public health/preventive medicine and emergency medicine; fifth for radiology; sixth for neurology and ob-gyn; seventh for neurosurgery; and ninth for biochemistry, genetics, and internal medicine.
O'Dell, Mecca Awarded Travel Scholarships
Ryan O’Dell, MD, PhD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Adam Mecca, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were both awarded the Human Amyloid Imaging 2020 Travel Scholarship for the organization’s annual conference in January 2020.
Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
Lin, Chang Place 5th in International Natural Language Processing Competition
Eric Lin, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and David Chang, a student in Yale's Computation Biology & Bioinformatics program, placed fifth in the National NLP Clinical Challenges (n2c2) Clinical Semantic Textual Similarity (STS) Task.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.
Yale Science Building Opens, Signaling New Era for Science Hill
The building has been hailed as the boldest development yet in Yale’s ambitious effort to further scientific research addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. “In 100 years, when people look back to this moment, they will see that this was when we put a stake in the ground for our aspirations in research and education,” President Salovey said.
Study Suggests Role for Targeting Psychological Variables in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
There is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain. These inter-related chronic medical conditions have been central to the unfolding of the opioid crisis. A new study by researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that psychological variables are important treatment targets for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain.