Omicron boosters expected in September
In today’s Health Headlines, with Omicron boosters expected in September, what should you do if you are at high risk for COVID? Plus, is it easier to catch COVID outside with BA.5? Dr. Albert Shaw, Yale Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist and Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine is discussing these topics.Source: WNTH News 8
Researchers Show How the Liver Can Control the Brain and Behavior
A new Yale study found that the liver plays a major role in regulating feeding behavior in mice, a discovery that could have implications for people with eating disorders and metabolic diseases, and adds to a growing body of evidence that shows the most advanced part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, is affected by the rest of the body, not just the other way around.Source: YaleNews
Yale researchers show how the liver can control the brain and behavior
A new Yale study found that the liver plays a major role in regulating feeding behavior in mice, a discovery that could have implications for people with eating disorders and metabolic diseases. The study, which was done in collaboration with colleagues in Germany, also adds to a growing body of evidence that shows the most advanced part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, is affected by the rest of the body, not just the other way around.Source: YaleNews
Single-cell Analysis Reveals Clues About Promising Cancer Therapy
A type of cancer treatment known as CAR T therapy has shown great promise for blood cancer treatments in the last decade. But too often, patients relapse within a short time. Now, a team of researchers has uncovered some important clues about why—potentially leading to treatments to prevent these relapses.Source: Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
Understanding Poor Vaccine Responses in Individuals With Weakened Immune Systems
Yale researchers have received a $12 million award from the NIH as part of the Human Immune Project Consortium to study vaccine responses in vulnerable groups, including patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) undergoing B cell depletion therapy, older adults including particularly vulnerable older residents of long-term care facilities, and certain individuals with sickle cell disease.
Studying schizophrenia in plants? Yale researchers are giving it a shot
What if scientists could study human psychiatric illness in plants? Yale researchers think it’s possible and they’ve taken an important first step. In a study published June 2 in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, they investigated a gene very similar in both plants and mammals and looked at how it affects behavior in each.Source: YaleNews
New Yale Center Will Focus on Infection and Immunity
The center will have an ambitious goal: to produce better diagnoses, treatments, and ultimately cures for an array of diseases. It will also work toward vaccine development, based on Iwasaki’s pioneering work showing that vaccines directed toward the mucosa might provide better protection than systemic vaccination.
American Society for Investigative Pathology to Honor Qin Yan, PhD, with 2023 Outstanding Investigator Award
The American Society for Investigative Pathology has announced it will honor Qin Yan, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, with its 2023 Outstanding Investigator Award.