Coping with Stress in the Time of Coronavirus
When facing the challenges presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, feeling stress is a normal reaction. Mental health experts have assembled proven steps we can all take to manage stress and avoid long-term emotional and physical health consequences
Deadlier Colon Cancer Develops Differently in Women and Men
WHRY-affiliated researchers have found that colon cancer tumor cells produce energy for growth differently in women and men, and that this difference is associated with a more aggressive form of tumor growth with a higher incidence in women.
WHRY Student-led Blog Sheds Light on the History and Current State of Women's Health
WHRY Undergraduate Fellow Anjali Walia offers a personal perspective on the latest in women's health and the long history that continues to unfold in advancing policies and practices to fully study women and sex-and-gender differences.
Answering Your Coronavirus Questions
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; and professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, answers questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus from channel 3's Kara Sundlun.
Akiko Iwasaki: Women in STEM
Akiko Iwasaki is a Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, a Professor of Molecular and Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her laboratory works on a wide variety of topics, from mucosal immunology to viruses, and recently she published a pioneering paper showing how the meningeal lymphatic vasculature can be manipulated with VEGF-C to promote an immune response to glioblastoma. She is the future president of the American Association of Immunologists, a JEM Advisory Editor, has been awarded numerous prizes, and is a true Twitter celebrity. I chatted with Akiko to find out about her career so far and about being a woman in STEM.
Heart Disease in Women: How Pregnancy, Menopause, and Other Factors Affect Risk
Current paradigms about heart attacks were, until recently, primarily based on men. Doctors are now learning how different heart attacks and heart disease can be in men and women. "We know now that when something is not right in a woman, the first line of testing may not reveal the answer," says Yale Medicine cardiologist Erica Spatz, MD.