Latest Yale School of Medicine Stories

2014-04-02 08:33:46

List intended to help prospective students recognize distinguishing characteristics of the elite medical libraries around the world WILMINGTON, Del., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestmastersdegrees.com has published a list entitled "The 25 Most Impressive University Medical School Libraries," including facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The website's editors selected the libraries to present a curated listing of selected university medical school libraries based on...

2014-03-28 23:03:16

J. Lance Lichtor, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology; and Fellowship Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, presented on Drug Shortage in Anesthesia. Jennifer I. Lim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Marion H. Schenk, Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye; and Director, Retina Service, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, presented on Advances in Vitreoretinal...

2014-01-27 08:28:43

Survey of 1,000 women shows that only half discuss reproductive health with their doctors EWING, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Released today by Fertility and Sterility, a new study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and supported by an unrestricted educational grant by the makers of First Response in-home diagnostic tests and the leader in pregnancy, ovulation and fertility tests, unveils new insights about the reproductive knowledge amongst women ages 18-40 in the...

2013-09-04 23:21:50

Radiation therapy provider partners with Yale School of Medicine's COPPER Center FORT MYERS, Fla. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 21st Century Oncology has partnered with Yale School of Medicine’s Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center and the Department of Therapeutic Radiology to bolster comparative effectiveness research in the radiation oncology community and to address the critical challenges clinicians, policy makers and cancer patients and their...

Brain-boosting Proteins Triggered Through Natural Birth But Not Through C-section
2012-08-09 07:34:55

Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, who also found that this protein expression is impaired in the brains of offspring delivered by caesarean section (C-sections). These findings are published in the August issue of PLoS ONE by a team of researchers led by Tamas Horvath, the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical...

2011-06-29 05:45:00

A clinical trial of gabapentin, an epilepsy drug, may have been a "seeding trial" that was used by the pharmaceutical company purely for promotional purposes and to increase prescriptions, according to researchers from Yale School of Medicine. Joseph Ross, M.D. and his colleagues at Yale describe a seeding trial as "a clinical trial conducted primarily for marketing purposes and intended to promote the drug and increase prescribing by exposing physician-investigators to it." Researchers from...

2011-06-10 05:31:00

A team of scientists led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered a brain mechanism that explains how nicotine suppresses appetite "“ findings that could someday help develop medications to help people quit smoking without gaining weight.  While previous research shows the average weight gain after quitting smoking is less than 10 pounds, fear of gaining weight can discourage some people from kicking the habit. The current study revealed that a specific subclass of brain...

2011-06-07 07:35:00

Wrinkles on a woman's face during the first few years of menopause may predict her risk of suffering from bone fractures, according to a study released at the Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. The study found that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles, the lower her bone density is. "In Postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," says Lubna Pal, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and...

2011-05-02 10:22:05

Kids as young as 1 year old are able to unbuckle themselves while the vehicle is moving, according to a study revealed at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. "We found that young children might acquire the motor skills to unbuckle from restraints before developing the cognitive ability to understand the necessity of automotive restraints," said Lilia Reyes, M.D., clinical fellow in Yale School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine....

2011-02-15 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has established a $1.7 million endowment to fund the "Donald S. Baim, M.D., '75 Scholarship Fund" for Yale School of Medicine. This scholarship fund will honor the late interventional cardiology pioneer and Yale School of Medicine graduate who served as Boston Scientific's Chief Medical and Scientific Officer from 2006 until 2009, when he died unexpectedly. At Boston...

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