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.
Endocrine Society Educates Congress About the Science of PFAS Exposure
The Endocrine Society hosted a congressional briefing on November 6th, 2019, on the latest science with policy makers on how federally funded research is helping to understand and address the health effects of exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. Expert scientists gathered to discuss widespread contamination issues and diverse health effects attributed to PFAS exposure. Zeyan Liew, PhD, MPH, from the Yale School of Public Health shared his research exploring the effects of PFAS on maternal thyroid function and neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed children.
MFS2 Regulation Controls Phosphate Excretion, Renal Stone Formation, Study Finds
A high phosphate diet caused stones within the Malpighian renal tubules and resulted in reduced lifespan of fruit flies, says new study led by Yale School of Medicine’s Clemens Bergwitz, MD, associate professor of medicine (endocrinology).
Yale Expert Testifies in Washington on the Harm Caused by Soaring Insulin Prices
On April 2, Kasia Lipska, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (endocrinology), testified in Washington before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the severe harm that high insulin prices does to patients, including her own.
Clinical Research Forum Chooses Carpenter's Work as One of the Year's Top Ten Research Achievements
The Clinical Research Forum has presented its 2019 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards, which include work by Thomas O. Carpenter, MD, professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) and of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and clinical professor of nursing.
Chelsea Clinton, author Randi Epstein discuss ‘hormones, heroes, hucksters’
“Medicine and health sciences don’t exist in isolation from their broader social, cultural, and political contexts,” said Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, to Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, the writer-in-residence for the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine.
Leptin hormone spurs body’s shift from burning carbs to fat
To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat in order to preserve skeletal muscle that would otherwise be metabolized and converted to glucose. Scientists have long believed that the transition to fat metabolism was instigated solely by a drop in insulin. But a new study has identified leptin — a hormone made by fat cells — as a key mediator in this fundamental biological process.
Gut bacteria differs in obese youth
Obese children and teens have different bacteria living in their digestive tracts than their leaner peers, according to a Yale-led study. The findings could help researchers develop strategies to target specific gut microbes with the goal of preventing or treating obesity in youth, said the researchers.
Endocrinologist Robert Sherwin, M.D., FW '74, receives Naomi Berrie Award for hypoglycemia research
Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., FW '74, professor of endocrinology, received the 17th Naomi Berrie Award for his work on understanding how the brain responds to hypoglycemia. Sherwin was recognized AT a ceremony at the Frontiers in Diabetes Conference held at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center last weekend. The prize is Columbia University's top honor for excellence in diabetes research.
Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.