Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.
Preparing Young Students of Color to Seize Opportunities in Health Care
YCCI's internship is an opportunity for young people to be exposed to careers in fields that were never meaningfully suggested to them before. It also is part of a long-term national health care priority: to create a health system where patients of color are more frequently treated by health professionals who look like them.
High-dose Buprenorphine in EDs May Improve Patient Outcomes
The study found that giving higher doses of buprenorphine in EDs may provide a longer period of relief to people after they are discharged, which may help them navigate barriers to access to follow-up care before they experience withdrawal symptoms.Source: YaleNews
Psychedelic Spurs Growth of Neural Connections Lost in Depression
In a new study, Yale researchers show that a single dose of psilocybin given to mice prompted an immediate and long-lasting increase in connections between neurons. The findings are published July 5 in the journal Neuron.Source: Yale News
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News
Fetal Alcohol Exposure Data Underscore Need for Public Health Interventions
While alcohol consumption during pregnancy may result in harm to developing embryos and fetuses, a new study led by the Yale School of Public health finds that a significant number of pregnancies that result in live birth still involve alcohol exposure.Source: Yale News
What Are Nootropics, and Can They Help Me Focus?
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to New York's online site The Cut about nootropics which claim to improve cognitive function.Source: The Cut
Herold is New Chair of International Diabetes Consortium
Kevan C. Herold, MD, C.N.H. Long Professor of Immunobiology and professor of medicine (endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine, has been named chair of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) TrialNet, an international consortium dedicated to finding ways to prevent, delay, and slow progression of the disease.