Pediatric cardiologists explain myocarditis and why your teen should still get a Covid-19 vaccine
The news about a potential link between the Covid-19 vaccine and a cardiac ailment in young people may be striking fear in the hearts of some parents. But pediatric cardiologists have a message for these parents: Covid-19 should scare you more -- a whole lot more -- than the vaccine.Source: CNN
Chromosomal Changes in White Blood Cells Increase Risk of Severe Infections
As people age, genetic errors begin to accumulate during the process of cell division. For the study, researchers explored whether one category of these emerging genetic variants in white blood cells — called mosaic chromosomal alterations, or mCAs — played a role in increased infection risk.Source: YaleNews
Chromosomal changes in white blood cells increase risk of severe infections
With age comes an increased risk of many infections. The mechanisms connecting aging and weakened immunity, however, have remained unclear. A new study has identified a category of genetic markers in white blood cells which makes individuals more susceptible to diverse infections. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from Yale, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was published June 7 in the journal Nature Medicine. As people age, genetic errors begin to accumulate during the process of cell division. For the study, researchers explored whether one category of these emerging genetic variants in white blood cells — called mosaic chromosomal alterations, or mCAs — played a role in increased infection risk.
YSPH Researcher to Give Prestigious Neyman Lecture
Heping Zhang, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, has been selected to give the prestigious 2022 Neyman Memorial Lecture by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics – one of the highest honors in statistical societies.
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.
The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Launches Its Global Mental Health Promotion Program, Led by Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, with an Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Vikram Patel
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) is launching its Global Mental Health Promotion (GMHP) Program to help bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in mental health promotion, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there is ample evidence for the effectiveness of various interventions for common mental disorders, access to and availability of these interventions remain low. Up to 65% of people in LMICs suffering from mental disorders do not get treatment.
Yale, VA Researchers Investigate Eating Disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan War-Era Veterans
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, in a pair of complementary studies, investigated eating disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans, a group thought to be at high risk for the disorders.
Yale CMIPS Affiliate Dr. Jeremy Schwartz and Director Dr. Donna Spiegelman Join New Project to Improve CVD Care for Ugandans Living with HIV
Yale faculty members Drs. Donna Spiegelman, Raul Hernandez-Ramirez, Drew Cameron, and Jeremy Schwartz at Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science— along with Drs. Fred Semitala of Makerere University, Chris Longenecker of Case Western Reserve University, and others—were recently awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for their project “Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and Treatment Cascade for Ugandans Living with HIV - Implementation Strategies to SAve Lives” (PULESA-UGANDA).
Shorter quarantines with careful testing may be more effective than two-week isolation, Yale study finds
Appropriately timed testing can make a seven-day quarantine more effective than a 14-day quarantine in preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to a Yale School of Public Health study.Source: Yale Daily News
Yale Study: Shorter Quarantine Times Are Sufficient To Halt COVID Spread
The CDC generally recommends a 14-day quarantine for people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. A study from the Yale School of Public Health said that time could be cut in half — but only with well-timed testing.Source: WSHU
Shorter quarantines could actually help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks
When photographer Justin Jin’s father experienced a medical emergency in late November at home in China, Jin, who lives in Belgium, immediately booked a flight to be with him. But the COVID-19 pandemic turned the usually straightforward trip into a two-and-a-half-week ordeal.Source: National Geographic
Jawless Lamprey Takes a Bite out of Oncogene Evolution
By carefully tracing the evolution of a select number of cancer-causing genes in a variety of species, the researchers evaluated which animals are — and are not — effective in gauging how an analogue of those genes in humans can lead to cancer. What they found is surprising: jawless fish such as lampreys share significant similarities in these certain genes compared to humans, while fruit flies do not.