YSM Faculty Developing “Game Changer” for Global Health
Dengue. Zika. Lyme. Yellow fever. Chikungunya virus. Malaria. These worldwide diseases, and others, are spread by the bite from an infected arthropod, a tick or mosquito. Five faculty from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) are collaborating on a project focusing on creating vaccines against infectious diseases by targeting the vector, which could be a “game changer” for global health.
The IFCC announces the names of the winners of the 2023 IFCC Distinguished Awards
The IFCC is pleased to announce the winners of the four IFCC Distinguished Awards. The IFCC Distinguished Awards are bestowed to laboratory medicine professionals to recognize their outstanding achievements, publicize their exceptional research and contributions to medicine and healthcare, and encourage the overall advancement of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.Source: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Nasal Swabs Could Help Identify Emerging Viruses, Yale Researchers Say
The researchers are looking for little known viruses in certain samples to try to identify new diseases before they become a threat. “COVID came as a surprise. All of the sudden, there was an outbreak, and people discovered that there was a new virus that could cause an illness,” Dr. Ellen Foxman, Yale School of Medicine immunologist, said. “What we want to do going forward is be able to get ahead of that.”Source: NBC News CT
A Status Report on AI in Laboratory Medicine
Artificial intelligence (AI) models in healthcare have the potential to improve the precision and speed of personalized medicine for patients, in some cases helping to identify the best treatment or preventive care. Clinicians are already implementing these models in areas such as early detection of sepsis and analyzing radiology images for diagnosis of prostate cancer and other conditions. It’s a growing area of interest that laboratory medicine professionals should pay attention to, as data generated by laboratory testing is a major component incorporated into AI tools to generate clinical decisions.Source: AACC Clinical Laboratory News
What’s the difference between RSV, the flu and covid-19?
Murray said his hospital is already starting to see RSV cases plateau. It’s hard to predict what might happen in the coming weeks, but it’s likely that flu cases will continue to rise. “If ever there was a year to get your flu vaccine, or to have your child get a flu vaccine, this is a year,” he said.Source: Washington Post
ExPath Grad Student Madeline Mayday Awarded Grant from the NIDDK Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology
Madeline Mayday, BS, a fourth-year Experimental Pathology graduate student in the Laboratory of Diane Krause, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a 2022 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Hematology Centers Program Type B Pilot and Feasibility grant