Genome-wide Association Studies and Cross-population Meta-analyses Investigating Short and Long Sleep Duration
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, is senior author of a paper in Nature Communications that presents genome-wide association studies of short and long sleep duration in adults.Source: Nature Communications
A Single Dose of Psilocybin Boosts Neuroplasticity and Reduces Depression Symptoms
Patrick Skosnik, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, and Deepak D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that provides evidence that psilocybin induces lasting changes in neuroplasticity and that these changes are linked to improvements in depression symptoms.Source: PsyPost
Investigators Launch Study Aimed at Accelerating Understanding of Bipolar Disorder
A multidisciplinary team of researchers based at Yale will launch a series of studies aimed at accelerating understanding of bipolar disorder and generating new and more effective treatments. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will lead the research team.
Electronic Health Record Strategies Can Improve Care of Patients with Heart Failure
Doctors frequently rely on the electronic health record (EHR) when caring for patients. Oftentimes, EHR systems will include clinical decision support tools that offer recommendations and reminders for physicians determining how to manage diagnosis or treatment plans.
Using Lessons from HIV to Treat Hepatitis C
A new study demonstrates how public health strategies aimed at improving HIV treatment outcomes can be used to better care for patients with another viral infection, hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a deadly blood-borne disease that causes liver inflammation and scarring.
Yale Pepper Center Funding Available
The Yale Pepper Center is soliciting letters of intent from full-time faculty members at Yale with interests and expertise relevant to aging research who would be interested in submitting a career development proposal (if within 5 years of total faculty appointment) or a pilot project proposal.
Brain Networks and Adolescent Alcohol Use
Sarah Yip, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is first author of a paper in JAMA Psychiatry that explores the functional brain connections associated with alcohol use risk in adolescents and whether these connections are different for male and female adolescents.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Datta Receives Grant from Alzheimer's Association to Study Protein that Could Aid Early Detection
Dibyadeep Datta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to study how a specific protein present in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may aid in early detection of the illness before symptoms are present, thereby improving treatment outcomes.
Montalvo-Ortiz Awarded NIDA Grant for Opioid Use Disorder Study
Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the project, “Deciphering the single-nucleus genomic regulatory structure of opioid use disorder in the human brain.”
Discriminating cocaine use from other sympathomimetics using wearable electrocardiographic (ECG) sensors
Yale Psychiatry researchers believe the development and refinement of technological tools (i.e., remote wireless sensors and machine learning algorithms) for the detection of drug use may have potential in multiple settings including for clinical care, as reported in this new paper published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Yale researchers are working on a whole new type of vaccine, targeting the insects that carry pathogens
A group of Yale researchers is working on a new kind of vaccine they believe could change the world: instead of acting against a pathogen, the vaccine would reduce the risk of transmission for mosquito-and-tick-borne illnesses by targeting the insects themselves.Source: Stamford Advocate
25 Years of Sharing Scientific Findings
A major commitment of Women's Health Research at Yale is providing diverse audiences with new and accessible science-based information on women’s health and on how sex and gender influence health. The outlets for offering the translation of scientific findings have evolved over the years in its format and its content.