WHRY funds studies on pain relief, cannabis, and genetic origins of sex differences in disease
WHRY announces funding for first-of-their-kind studies on pain relief, cannabis, and the genetic basis of sex differences across a broad range of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.Source: YaleNews
Improving the Health of Pregnant Women
More than six million women are pregnant in the United States in any given year, and more than 90 percent of these women will take at least one medication. But clinical studies of medications, diseases, and conditions often exclude pregnant and lactating women, leaving women and their caregivers guessing about how pregnancy and childbirth affect the efficacy and safety of particular treatments.
Breaking it Down: How the Chemistry of Digestion is Uncovering Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer
A new technology called metabolomics allows researchers to explore the small chemicals formed and used during digestion as a window into the formation of diseases such as colon cancer, seeking early warning signs and potent tactics for prevention.
Applications for Yale Cancer Center K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program Scholar Awards
Applications are being solicited for the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP) Scholar Award for junior faculty to enhance research skills beyond the training provided during graduate and postgraduate training.
$20 Million Grant Will Fund Continued Research by Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
The National Institute of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have renewed a $20 million grant for the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) to continue to investigate the influence of flavors and sweeteners, and other constituents, on the appeal and addictive potential of traditional tobacco products and newer products like e-cigarettes.
The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease
Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new Yale study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said.
Twenty years and counting for Women's Health Research at Yale
Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY), a self-supporting center within Yale School of Medicine, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February. With data developed through $5 million in WHRY grants to date, Yale scientists have gone on to secure $95 million in external grants to further their research into women’s health.Source: Medicine@Yale
Women’s Health Issues commentary: Physicians and researchers call for increased advocacy to address threats to women’s health
In a new commentary in the journal Women’s Health Issues, a high-profile group of physicians and researchers who specialize in women’s health call on the public and providers to mobilize in defense of programs and benefits that affect women’s health.Source: Milken Institute School of Public Health GWU