New test shows when body is fighting a virus
A new test that measures RNA or protein molecules in human cells can accurately identify viral infection as a cause of respiratory symptoms, according to a Yale study published Dec. 21 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Performed with a simple nasal swab, the test could prove to be a quicker, cheaper way to diagnose respiratory viral illnesses than current methods, the researchers said.
Medical School Professor Runs Through All 169 Connecticut Towns
Edward Snyder, MD, professor of laboratory medicine, doesn’t run to win, but he does run for the crown of a king. Last March, Snyder achieved a goal 16 years in the making—running races in all 169 towns in Connecticut. Those few who complete the feat are crowned as royalty by his running club.
Engineering students design medical device prototypes
Each year, the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Sciences offers a popular course in medical device design. This semester, “Medical Device Design and Innovation” — cross-listed under the departments of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering — focuses on addressing challenges and shortcomings of orthopedic medical devices through clinical mentorship.Source: Yale Daily News
There's an app for that
Hooman Rashidi, Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis and Yale alum, pushing the educational envelope. Dr. Hooman Rashidi, an alum of our training program, is using his background in bioinformatics to create award-winning education apps for medical students and other trainees.Source: UC Davis Health
The Jackson Laboratory highlights collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Eisenbarth in Yale Laboratory Medicine
The spleen’s mechanisms for responding to blood-borne antigens mirror those in immune responses in other sites of the body, and could potentially be harnessed to prevent life-threatening immune responses in patients requiring frequent blood transfusions.Source: The Jackson Laboratory
Dr. Stephanie Eisenbarth awarded the prestigious Ellis Benson Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists for 2016.
Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at Yale, received the Ellis Benson Award at the June, 2016 annual meeting of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS). This award is the premier award of ACLPS to a young faculty member in recognition of meritorious accomplishment in the field of laboratory medicine. The picture shows Dr. Eisenbarth receiving the Award from Academy President Marisa Marques.Source: ACLPS
Center provides researchers access to highly specialized tools
If a researcher needs highly the specialized expertise and equipment required to investigate a blood disease, where does she go? Answer: the Yale Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology Specialized Core Center (YCCEH). The National Institutes of Health has designated Yale as one of three universities nationwide to receive a $5 million, five-year grant. The others include the University of Washington and Indiana University.