“Global Health Efforts at Yale University”

Published on Mar 12, 2013

Elizabeth Bradley is the faculty director for the Global Health Initiative and the Global Health Leadership Institute, both of which are at Yale. She is also a professor of public health at Yale’s School of Public Health. Professor Bradley’s research focuses on health delivery systems and quality improvement and has contributed important findings about organizational change and quality of care within the hospital, nursing home, and hospice settings. She has been involved with several projects that aim to strengthen health systems in international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We talk with Professor Bradley about the global health efforts at Yale, as well as some of her recent work as a recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.


T7 Virus “Walking” Across a Cell

Published on Jan 10, 2013

Animation showing the changes in the structure of a T7 virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium.This robot-like process has been observed and visualized for the first time by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School. Their paper was published in Science Express:

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<nyt_headline version=“1.0” type=“ ”>“Storm’s Toll Creeps Inland, 4 Tiny Feet at a Time”

“The fate of New York City’s legions of rats remained something of a mystery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Rodent specialists predicted that many rats would drown in submerged subway tunnels, but also that survivors would feast on the buffet of garbage strewed in the streets. Now, several exterminators say they know exactly what happened to the rats: Driven from shorelines, the rodents came inland, in droves”


Published: February 6, 2013

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Image of the Week: Bacterial growth in multicolor

“This image shows the cell wall of an actively growing bacteria. It comes from a recently published paper describing how a team of researchers added different colored fluorescent dyes during various phases of bacterial cell growth to capture  images of the parts of the cell wall that grew when exposed to the colorants. In a release describing the work, authors discussed how the method could improve the accuracy of identifying and measuring bacterial cell wall growth and advance the development of new antibiotics.”—Stanford Medicine

Via Biomedical Beat
Photo by Indiana University