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Sex differences in endothelial function important to vascular health and overall cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld’s paper describing sex differences in cardiovascular function and risk across the lifespan was just released in the December 2018 issue of The American Journal of Physiology.  Congratulations to Dr.… Read More >

In live brain function, researchers are finally seeing red

For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new high-throughput screening method, researchers at The John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine, together with collaborators at Stanford University, have identified a new fluorescent protein that will make it possible for live neurons to glow red when activated. … Read More >

Precision “Glove-Controlled” deep-sea soft gripper

Vincent Pieribone, PhD, and other researchers at the John B. Pierce Laboratory in collaboration with the Wyss Institute, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Baruch College, and the University of Rhode Island (URI) have developed a delicate and dexterous soft-gripper controlled remotely by a glove allowing deep-sea researchers to gather marine organisms and plant-life as if they were SCUBA diving. … Read More >

Including women in research. It’s necessary, and really not so hard to do.

“Including women in research. It’s necessary, and really not so hard to do.” A viewpoint article by Dr. Nina Stachenfeld in this month’s issue of Experimental Physiology. Click here to read article… Read More >

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld interviewed on NPR Morning Edition (Listen now…)

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld recently conducted a study which measured the cognitive impact of mild dehydration.  NPR correspondent, Allison Aubrey, interviewed Dr. Stachenfeld for the recently aired Your Health segment which discusses how mild dehydration, which affects all of us at some point, can cause measurable cognitive impairment resulting in a variety of symptoms.… Read More >

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld named a Distinguished Woman at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and opened the day for 100 Years of Women Symposium

On June 1, 2018 Yale School of Medicine hosted a symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at Yale School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), and the Dean’s Office, this event celebrated the contributions of women faculty and alumnae from the School of Medicine.… Read More >

John B. Pierce Laboratory members show off their cool science at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C.

Three labs of the John B. Pierce Laboratory (Pieribone, Stachenfeld, Verhagen) went to D.C. to show and discuss their ongoing work among some of the ~30,000 (!) neuroscientists there.  Of course after the posters and symposia there’s always a lot of catching up to do with other colleagues.… Read More >