How Brain Regions Involved in Wakeful Rest May Play a Role in the Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Daydreaming puts the brain in a state of wakeful rest, allowing the connection of brain regions known as the Default Mode Network (DMN) to interact. The DMN is now a topic of investigation for researchers trying to understand why women are at a higher risk for Alzheimer's Disease than men.
Le Zhang, PhD Wins Avenir Award for Research on Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS
Assistant Professor Le Zhang, PhD was recently awarded a DP2 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), entitled “Immune Network Dysregulation of the Central Nervous System with HIV Persistence and Opioid Abuse.” The grant, which amounts to more than $2.5 million, began on May 15, 2022 and lasts for four years.
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
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.
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will hold a research day on Feb. 12
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will be hosting a Research Day, which will include a series of lectures on current research studies on Alzheimer's Disease. The following Investigators will be presenting: Christopher van Dyck, MD; Jason Cai, PhD; Amy Arnsten, PhD; Morgan Levine, PhD; Nenad Sestan, MD,PhD; In Hyun Park, PhD; and Flora Vaccarino, MD.
Handing Over the Keys: A Doctor Seeks Data to Help Elderly Women Decide When to Stop Driving
One of four new studies funded through Women’s Health Research at Yale’s Pilot Project Program, Dr. Richard Marottoli aims to identify the cognitive, health and environmental factors that can predict adverse events among women drivers, such as crashes and tickets.
Failure of cells’ ‘garbage disposal’ system may contribute to Alzheimer’s
Lysosomes, the “garbage disposal” systems of cells, are found in great abundance near the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have long assumed that their presence was helpful — that they were degrading the toxic proteins that trigger amyloid plaque formation.
Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries. This research could also lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
How Do Aging Couples Cope With Dementia? Love
It's estimated that more than a third of US adults are affected by it - either because they have it, or others close to them do. Often that leaves an aging spouse as chief caregiver. ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble asks, how do caregivers cope?Source: Ideastream.org
Women’s Health Research at Yale: 2012 Pilot Studies Awarded
Gender-Specific Mechanisms for Understanding Smoking Addiction, Enhancing Treatments for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, the Value of Breast Ultrasound Screening, and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Gender Differences in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Christine Gummerson, MD Honored as Consultant of the Year
The Department of Emergency Medicine has honored Christine Gummerson, MD, a PGY4 resident in the Department of Neurology, with the Consultant of the Year Award. By voting for her to receive this award, the residents in the Departmtent of Emergency Medicine have specifically acknowledged Dr. Gummerson not only for her outstanding dedication to her myriad responsibilities as a consultant, but also for her unwavering professionalism and commitment to improving the lives of her patients.
Cyprien Rivier, MD, MSc Wins ESOC Young Research Investigator Award in Stroke
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cyprien Rivier, MD, MSc wins the Young Research Investigator Award in Stroke at the European Stroke Organisation Conference. Dr. Rivier was recognized as an outstanding early-career researcher whose research makes significant contributions to our understanding of stroke.
Soumya Yandamuri, MSE, PhD Wins 2023 Yale Mentoring Award
Postdoctoral Fellow Soumya Yandamuri, MSE PhD is one of five recipients of the 2023 Yale Mentoring Award. The award recognizes Dr. Yandamuri's exceptional dedication to mentoring undergraduates and graduates in the O'Connor Lab, as well as graduate students in the Women in Science at Yale program.