Yale Scientists Help Immune System Find Hidden Cancer Cells
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale Cancer Center scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, the researchers report Oct. 14 in the journal Nature Immunology.
Yale Faculty Pioneer Development and Testing of Portable MRI Device
Yale researchers have agreed to develop, deploy, and test a new portable MRI scanner, a device its developer hopes will cost a fraction of that of traditional MRIs and make the new imaging technology available in clinics in the U.S. and around the world.
De Figueiredo on Advisory Committee at 25th World Congress of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine
John M. de Figueiredo, MD, ScD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the 25th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine which took place in Florence, Italy, on September 11-13, 2019
YSM Team Studies Advocacy Curricula in Graduate Medical Education
Research demonstrates that about 80% of variation in health outcomes is determined by socioeconomic and environmental conditions–such as access to health care, affordable housing, and clean air - rather than direct clinical care. Should doctors therefore receive advocacy training during residency, to provide them with the skill set needed to influence the laws, policies, and programs that can cause or remedy such conditions?
Moving Toward Family-friendly Intensive Care Units
As with other forms of health care, there is increasing desire by patients and their loved ones to be more involved in what happens in hospital intensive care units (ICUs). But it is possible this desire can clash with pressures that are inherent in caring for patients whose health is so precarious, and ingrained routines that ICU staff often embrace. Yale clinicians, in a study published in Critical Care Medicine, collaborated with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to demonstrate potential routes for making intensive care more patient- and family-centered.
Yale DrivSim Lab Faculty to Present Research at Premier International Driving Simulation Research Conference in October
The international Road Safety and Simulation (RSS) conference series was established in Rome in 2007 and has since then provided a bi-annual platform for researchers and professionals from various disciplines to share expertise and the latest insights in the field of road safety and simulation. This year's conference will be hosted by the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a self-sustained transportation safety research center in the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. During this year's conference (October 14th - 17th), Drs. Barbara Banz, Federico Vaca and Kaigang Li will present findings from several ongoing driving simulation and epidemiological studies.
Yarnell-Mac Grory to Serve on Rhode Island Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been elected to serve on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.
Simple test predicts older heart attack patients’ independence, function
A study just published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that hospitals can administer a simple walking test to evaluate the likelihood of functional decline in older adults following a heart attack. Researchers say the nationwide study could have important implications for how patient care following heart attacks is managed, improving independence in older adults.
Patient-aligned Care Reduces Unwanted Medications, Tests for Older Adults
An emerging approach to health care that focuses decision-making on older patients’ health goals and care preferences can reduce unwanted and unhelpful treatment, such as medications and diagnostic tests, say Yale researchers.
Brain Hemorrhage Surgery Boosts Survival, but Disability Risk Still High
While patients who undergo surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) survive at higher rates than those who do not receive surgery, they are also at high risk of significant disability, according to a new Yale-led study published in the journal JAMA.
Zika: Researchers Are Learning More About The Long-Term Consequences For Children
In 2015, Zika virus swept through Brazil and the Americas. It was the first time a mosquito-borne virus was known to cause severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a "public health emergency that warranted a global response." "This was a truly unprecedented phenomenon," says Dr. Albert Ko, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health who has worked in Brazil for over two decades.
Becker, Crowley, Esserman & Heapy Win Grant Through NIH HEAL Initiative
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty William C. Becker, MD, associate professor (general internal medicine); Susan Crowley, MD, FASN, professor of medicine (nephrology); and Alicia Heapy, PhD; associate professor of psychiatry; teamed with Yale School of Public Health’s (YSPH) Denise Esserman, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, were recently awarded a grant for their project, “Video-Telecare Collaborative Pain Management to Improve Function and Reduce Opioid Risk in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Receiving Hemodialysis” through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.