Akiko Iwasaki honored with career award in immunology
Akiko Iwasaki, the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, has been honored for her work by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). She is the 2018 recipient of the AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award. The award recognizes a mid-career scientist for outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology. The association honored Iwasaki for her pioneering work in the field of antiviral immunity. She will present her research at the AAI annual meeting on May 6 in Austin, Texas.
Yale enhances its cytometry capabilities
The methods and equipment used to probe cellular questions are rapidly advancing—including, at Yale, through the addition in 2014 of CyTOF, or Cytometry Time-Of-Flight, and this past June of the CyTOF Imaging Mass Cytometer (IMC), which greatly expands Yale's ability to examine specimens that are analyzed both for clinical diagnosis and for basic research.Source: Medicine@Yale
Lieping Chen, PhD, wins prestigious 2017 Warren Alpert Prize
Lieping Chen, Ph.D., co-director of the Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center and United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and professor of immunobiology, of dermatology and of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, has been presented with the 2017 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology.
Chaos, hope, and the lupus butterfly theory
Yale researchers believe some antibodies associated with lupus may be sources of both chaos and hope in cancer. Borrowing from the Greek legend of Pandora’s box and chaos theory by calling it the “lupus butterfly theory,” the idea was described recently in the journal Nature Reviews Rheumatology.
Research in the news: Yale study pinpoints key genetic factor behind autoimmune diseases, cancer
Scientists have long known that variations in specific human genes are associated with distinct patterns of disease, but an understanding of the molecular mechanisms has remained elusive until now. A team of Yale researchers has untangled that mystery for a key immune response gene, a discovery which could lead to more personalized treatment for conditions such as lupus and cancer.
Dr. Mark Mamula hopes canine cancer vaccine can translate to humans
Pet lovers are a different breed. Many people consider their pet to be a member of the family and will do almost anything to give them a good life. Sadly, like humans, many animals can be sickened by cancer. That led a Yale researcher, who hails from South Bend, to start a trial with our canine friends.Source: WNDU.com
Colton Center Request for Proposals
Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale is requesting project proposals to advance innovative translational research in autoimmune and allergic diseases, including but not limited to, discovery and development of therapeutics; identification and validation of therapeutic targets; development of drug delivery system and other platform technologies; as well as development of diagnostics, or biomarkers for patient stratification during clinical trials.
Sang Taek Kim Returns to YSM to Lead Immunotherapy Adverse Events Program
A physician scientist, Sang Taek Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology), is interested in the autoimmune complications induced by cancer immunotherapy. In his new role, he serves as director of the Immunotherapy Adverse Events in Rheumatology Program.
Introducing the Internal Medicine 2021-2022 Annual Report
In the new report, there are updates from our clinical programs, research endeavors, our work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and educational programs. Our faculty members were honored for their educational excellence. Research initiatives at Yale received applause on the national and international stages. This book highlights all that we have accomplished together this past year…
New Outpatient Raynaud Treatment Saves Fingers and Toes
In a new outpatient treatment at Yale, epopostrenol infusions are safely given to patients whose fingers and toes are damaged by severe Raynaud phenomenon, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, to prevent amputation. Previously, these patients were sent to the emergency department, where they often waited for days before receiving treatment.
Osteoporosis Prevention: A Q&A with Dr. Cristina Brunet
Bones are constantly being formed and resorbed in our bodies. As we get older, our bones become less dense as formation does not keep up with loss. This can lead to osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones and a greater risk of fractures. As many as 20% of women and 5% of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. After menopause, women are at a higher risk of osteoporosis because they no longer produce enough estrogen to keep their bones as healthy as when they were younger. Additionally, people who take medications such as steroids for an extended period are more likely to experience bone loss.
Rheumatology Nursing Education Improves Patient Care
Jacinta Renaldi, MSN, APRN, leads an in-service educational program for nursing staff in the Yale Medicine rheumatology clinics. The program aims to streamline clinical workflows and empower nurses through education, and is a unique partnership between Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.