Tackling Asthma’s Genetic Causes May Yield New Therapies and ID Higher-risk Patients, Yale Study Says
More insight into the genetic causes of asthma may open new therapeutic avenues and help identify people at higher risk of developing the disease, say researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.Source: Lung Disease News
Uncovering Asthma's Genetic Origins
The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this common chronic disease. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that asthma afflicts an estimated 25 million people, about 8 percent of the population.
Festschrift Honors Professor Michael Bracken
Scholars gathered from around the world to honor the career of Michael Bracken, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology; professor of neurology and of obstretrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences last Friday. Bracken is retiring from teaching this year after 48 years at the Yale School of Public Health, where he earned three degrees before joining the faculty in the early 1970s.
Former prisoners more likely to be hospitalized for preventable conditions
Complications of diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and other preventable conditions are more likely to land former prisoners in the hospital, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the July 22 online issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
Genome Sequencing Identifies Variants Possibly Linked to Childhood Asthma
The first comprehensive sequencing study of the protein coding regions of the genome in a family with both asthmatic and non-asthmatic members has identified several variants that may contribute to the potentially debilitating condition.
Yale Increases Participation in Largest Study Ever on How Genes and Environment Affect Children’s Health
The Yale School of Public Health has received a $10.7 million grant to increase it’s participation in a national study that will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to understand factors that contribute to their health and development. Last year, Yale was awarded $15 million to start the work in New Haven County.
Women Pregnant with Girls Experience More Severe Asthma Symptoms
Women with asthma who are carrying a female fetus are more likely to experience worse asthma symptoms than asthmatic women carrying a male fetus, researchers at Yale School of Medicine report in the February issue of American Journal of Epidemiology.