Yale Scientists Repair Injured Spinal Cord Using Patients’ Own Stem Cells
For more than half of the patients, substantial improvements in key functions — such as ability to walk, or to use their hands — were observed within weeks of stem cell injection, the researchers report. No substantial side effects were reported.Source: Yale News
Yale scientists repair injured spinal cord using patients’ own stem cells
Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers from Yale University and Japan report Feb. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.Source: Yale News
Dr. David Hafler Elected to the Association of American Physicians
David Hafler, MD, FANA, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology; Neurologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Hospital has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
'Cellular Chatter': Researchers Aim to Decode Communications Within a Tumor
Inside a tumor, chatter abounds. Multiple cell types are constantly communicating with each other, exchanging various types of information. Some are working together against the tumor, while others help the tumor grow. Researchers have a good handle on who the main players are, but it can be difficult to tell the good ones from the bad ones, and who’s communicating with whom. To make things even more complicated, sometimes good cells turn bad — and researchers don’t know why.
Robert J. Ross, MD, PhD, Adjunct in Psychiatry, Dies
Robert James Ross, MD, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, passed away on January 17, 2021. He was an exceptional scholar, an outstanding clinical psychiatrist, and a wonderful colleague who made a lasting impact during his short time in medicine.
Neighborhood Health Project's Critical Role in the Community Continues During COVID-19
This is one example of NHP’s important role providing free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings in the New Haven community. Yale medical, physician associate (PA), nursing, and public health students volunteer at the NHP, while a rotating set of 30 faculty serve as attendings.
‘It’s going to be a long winter’: ICU doctors, nurses at YNHH share concerns about future of pandemic
As the coronavirus continues to ravage communities, more Americans than ever before are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. In an unprecedented daily death count, 3,157 patients in the United States lost their lives to the virus on Wednesday, topping the previous record of 2,607 deaths on April 15 by 20 percent.Source: Yale Daily News
Hair and skin predict cardiomyopathies: Carvajal and erythrokeratodermia cardiomyopathy syndromes
Carvajal and erythrokeratodermia cardiomyopathy syndromes (EKC) are rare, inherited cardiocutaneous disorders with potentially fatal consequences in young children. Some patients display features of congestive heart failure and rapidly deteriorate; others exhibit no evident warning signs until sudden death reveals underlying heart disease. We present two patients to illustrate the characteristic hair, skin, teeth, and nail abnormalities, which—especially when distinct from that of other family members—should prompt cardiac evaluation and genetic analysis. In this article, we discuss established treatments as well as a promising, novel therapeutic that has led to nearly complete resolution of the cutaneous and cardiac pathology in EKC syndrome.Source: Wiley Online Library
Dr. Stephanie Halene Appointed Chief of Hematology at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Following an extensive national search, Stephanie Halene, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chief of Hematology at Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.
Microbiology Society Honors Steitz with Its 2021 Prize Medal
The Microbiology Society, based in the United Kingdom and the largest such society in Europe, is presenting its 2021 Prize Medal to Joan A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
ACTG names second new award for Kevin Robertson
Serena Spudich, MD, professor of neurology and chief of Neurological Infections & Global Neurology at Yale University, is the first recipient of this award named in honor of beloved UNC neurology professor Kevin Robertson.Source: UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine