National Institutes of Health awards $600K SBIR grant to Kephera Diagnostics for a test for hookworm infection
Kephera Diagnostics has won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an antibody-based test for hookworm infection. A lab at the Yale School of Public Health is collaborating on the project.Source: MassBio
Court ruling on PrEP could lead to more than 2,000 HIV infections in the next year
A recent U.S. federal court ruling that removes a requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage for the HIV prevention medications known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, could result in more than 2,000 entirely preventable HIV infections in the coming year, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.
Is Routine COVID-19 Saliva Testing in Childcare an Effective Prevention Measure?
Weekly screenings for COVID-19 using at-home saliva tests were feasible and may mitigate outbreaks among children in childcare environments, according to new research by the Yale School of Nursing and Public Health.Source: Clinical Advisor
Long-covid symptoms are less common now than earlier in the pandemic
Americans infected with the coronavirus’s omicron variant are less likely to develop symptoms typical of long covid than those who had covid-19 earlier in the pandemic, according to the largest-ever study of who is most vulnerable to being sickened — or debilitated — by the virus’s lingering effects.Source: The Washington Post
Faculty Network Spotlight: NGN
The world is amidst an epidemiological transition– where the global burden of diseases is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases. In recognizing a need to bridge the gaps in global NCD research, treatment, and capacity, the Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease (Yale NGN) was established in 2016.
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."
Ukrainian children taken to Russia brings back fear, memories of a similar Nazi effort
Russian President Vladimir Putin is placing children displaced from Ukraine with families in Russia. A Kremlin official, Maria Lvova-Belova, has led the effort that has been attacked by the U.S.Source: USA Today
Avian flu outbreak: Why U.S. health officials are concerned
An outbreak of avian flu has affected a record number of poultry birds in the U.S. Health officials say there are indications the virus is infecting mammals. Yale School of Public Health epidemiologist Dr. Sten Vermund discusses the virus and its potential threat to humans.