Rethinking the Drivers Behind Weight Gain—YMSM Welcomes Guest Lecturer John Speakman
“It was thought anecdotally that we had become less active, and as a result, had increased susceptibility to weight gain,” says Anton Bennett, PhD, Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology, professor of comparative medicine, and director of Yale Center for Molecular and Systems Metabolism. “That is not the case. Energy expenditure is not part of the obesity story.”
Why Common Colds Might Spike When Kids Return to School
When many students in the United States go back to in-person learning this fall, parents and school administrators may have to contend with an unexpected infectious disease problem: more colds than usual. ....Because we’ve never been in a situation quite like this before, nobody knows for sure what will happen in the fall. “This year created a whole cohort of kids that have had really unusual exposures compared to what’s normal,” Dr. Foxman said.Source: New York Times
Mining Brain Metastasis for Answers
When lung cancer and breast cancer relapse, they often metastasize in the brain. The tumors that arise in the brain develop novel characteristics, differences that oft en confer resistance to existing drug therapies and create opportunities for new detection and treatment approaches for Yale Cancer Center researchers.
A viral mystery: Does one infection prevent another? A potential clue to fighting a future pandemic.
After studying the H1N1 flu, Ellen Foxman, an immunologist at the Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues released a paper in October suggesting that once the innate immune system is activated by one pathogen, the body can repel another invader.Source: The Boston Globe
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
Yale Medicine Inaugurates Distinguished Clinical Career Award
The new Yale Medicine Distinguished Clinical Career Award was created this year to recognize and honor the careers of physicians marked by significant accomplishments, exemplary dedication, and important contributions in advancing Yale Medicine, the overall medical profession, and the community.