Tiny salamander’s huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration
The type of salamander called axolotl, with its frilly gills and widely spaced eyes, looks like an alien and has other-worldly powers of regeneration. Lose a limb, part of the heart or even a large portion of its brain? No problem: They grow back.
Yale Scientists Breach Brain Barriers to Attack Tumors
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats such glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor for which there are few effective treatments.
Scientist or Entrepreneur? Blavatnik Fund lets Yale Researchers be Both
Discoveries happen every day in Yale’s research labs, some of which have the potential to save lives and revolutionize medicine: A new way to attack cancerous tumors. A new means to treat drug-resistant infections. A new method for targeting fungal infections. The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale helps scientists bridge the gap from discovery to life-saving treatment through a potent combination of funding and expertise.
Delegation From China Visits Yale Psychiatry; Active Collaboration Planned
Representatives from the Mental Health Institute at the Second Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China and the Yale Department of Psychiatry signed a Memorandum Of Understanding on December 4, 2019 that signifies the intention of both departments to collaborate more actively.
Medical School Names Two Associate Deans to Lead Office of Student Research
Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, and Erica Herzog, MD, PhD, will lead the Office of Student Research (OSR) as associate deans, effective January 1, 2020. They will succeed John N. Forrest Jr, MD, professor of medicine, who has led OSR since it was established in 1986.
With Cellular Blueprint for Lungs, Yale Researchers Look Ahead to Organ Regeneration
Using sophisticated screening across animal species, researchers at Yale have created a cellular blueprint of the human lung that will make it easier to understand the design principles behind lung function and disease — and to bioengineer new lungs. The research, published Dec. 4 in Science Advances, represents a collaboration between two Yale labs — that of Naftali Kaminski, M.D., chief of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., the Nicholas Greene Professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering and an expert in stimulating growth of new lung tissue from the body’s own cells for use in transplants.
Krumholz Receives the American Heart Association's Clinical Research Prize
Krumholz was recognized “for his work as a founding leader in the field of outcomes research. His work has led to improvements in the quality of care and outcomes for millions of patients nationwide and beyond,” said American Heart Association President Robert A. Harrington, MD, FAHA.
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Checkpoint Inhibitor Prolongs Survival in Patients With Certain Head and Neck Cancers
The checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) offers patients with advanced head and neck cancers longer survival time, according to a new global study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC).