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
Large Gift Establishes Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale School of Medicine
Philanthropists Judith and Stewart Colton have donated a major gift to establish the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Yale, under the direction of Joseph E. Craft, MD, Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and professor of immunobiology.
How do humans survive infections? Study pinpoints the role of a key hormone
To overcome an infection, the immune system has to both kill the invading virus or bacterium, and tolerate the inflammation triggered by the infection. In a new study, Yale researchers have figured out a key component of the second infection-fighting mechanism.
Life Lessons: Healthy Hips & Knees
A panel of experts walks us through the most common knee and hip ailments and their symptoms, possible treatments and various surgical options. You’ll discover tips to help strengthen your hips and knees, and help maintain your mobility and independence for years to come.Source: CPTV
A Qualitative Exploration of Triangulated Shared Decision Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Treat-to-target implementation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) requires a shared decision making (SDM) process. However, ability to pay is a major determinant of patient choice, but how this factor affects SDM is under explored.Source: A Qualitative Exploration of Triangulated Shared Decision Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spurring the body to repair itself
Carla Rothlin, Ph.D., who arrived at Yale in 2009, has been recognized for her basic science work within various autoimmune diseases, including asthma, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and colitis. In 2016, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation made Rothlin one of their inaugural group of HHMI Faculty Scholars, part of a program to support early-career scientists who pursue primarily basic research projects.Source: Medicine@Yale
Rheumatologist Deborah Desir Brings Advocacy, Fundraising to the Home Front
When former ACR President Joseph Flood, MD, tapped Deborah Dyett Desir, MD, to volunteer for an ACR committee, he might have assumed that her preference would be to serve on the Committee on Rheumatologic Care or its Insurance Subcommittee. After all, Dr. Desir is in private practice at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center PC in Hamden, Conn., which she founded in 1993, and those committees could have been a good fit for her. She also serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Yale, is president elect of the New Haven County Medical Association and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Connecticut State Medical Society.Source: The Rheumatologist