Protection from Zika Virus May Lie in a Protein Derived from Mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. The finding demonstrates how researchers might develop a vaccine against Zika and similar mosquito-borne viruses, the study authors said.
Blumberg honored with Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
Hilary P. Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
Fiellin to head Yale College program to curb harm from alcohol, drugs
Dr. Lynn Fiellin has been appointed as director of the Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI) at Yale College, according an announcement by Dean Jonathan Holloway. Fiellin, who assumed her new role on June 1, is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Yale Child Study Center. She is founder and director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, a program at the School of Medicine in which she and her team develop and evaluate evidence-based videogame interventions for health and education in youth and young adults.
Picciotto to become President of Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will become President of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) in the Spring.
Yale Stem Cell Center will host two-day symposium to celebrate its 10th anniversary
Since it was founded in 2006, the Yale Stem Cell Center has supported the ground-breaking work of researchers and scientists working in basic stem cell research and translational science. On Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, the center will hold a symposium in honor of its 10th anniversary.
The Connecticut Mental Health Center: Celebrating 50 years of a successful partnership between the state and Yale University
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, 20 authors have collaborated on a paper that highlights the diverse array of clinical, educational, and research initiatives offered by CMHC.
Women’s Health Research at Yale funds pilot projects on debilitating and lethal diseases
Jumpstarting inventive research with major clinical implications, Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is supporting studies on vital women’s health issues via Pilot Project Program “seed” grants, as well as an inaugural Pioneer Award.
Fourth Annual Anesthesiology Department Celebration of Research Will Be Sept. 20-21
Renowned neuro-anesthesiologist and researcher George Mashour, MD PhD, the Bert N. Lau Professor of Anesthesiology Research and Associate Dean at University of Michigan Medical School, will be the keynote speaker.
Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Now Accepting Applications
This program provides research funds to a select number of junior physician-scientists who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, are engaged in funded research, and have a compelling need for the award in order to maintain research productivity in the face of extraordinary caregiving needs.
Genome screen uncovers new targets for cancer immunotherapy
A new genome-wide screen of 20,000 human genes in T cells have turned up several new candidates to unleash the immune system’s ability to attack a variety of tumor types, Yale Cancer Center researchers report Aug. 22 in the journal Cell.