Countries Denied Access to Medicines and Vaccines They Help Develop
A Yale-led study reveals that new medicines and vaccines approved for use in the United States are often unavailable in countries that hosted their clinical trials, suggesting that the benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among populations that participate in testing.Source: YaleNews
Four Foundations Join With Yale Neurosurgeon To Provide Free Books About Childhood Brain Tumors To Pediatric Hospitals
The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF), The Lovemark Foundation, Mia's Miracles Foundation, and the Susan Beris, MD Fund for the Yale Brain Tumor Surgery Program are excited to partner to provide hundreds of free copies of books from the Parker Book Series. The organizations will distribute these books to children's hospitals nationally to help children and their families understand and discuss childhood brain tumors and their impact.
CELLO Study to Explore Early Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
Yale University announced today the initiation of a multicenter study aimed at treating early stage multiple sclerosis (MS). Supported by and in collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, the study, known as “CELLO,” will investigate whether short-term treatment with ocrelizumab in patients with MRI lesions consistent with early MS without clinical disease—known as radiologic isolated syndrome—prevents the onset of symptoms.
Genetics, not Environment of the Uterus, Controls Abnormal Development
Yale researchers have shown that developmental abnormalities, including those that lead to pregnancy loss and autism, are controlled by the genetics of the fetus and placenta—and not the mother’s intrauterine environment.Source: YaleNews
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.
Breaking the Egg Barrier: A Sperm Story
Yale Physiology researchers found that sperm hyperactivation is an evolutionary conserved mechanism to penetrate the egg barriers, used as early as in monotreme but diverged to use it as a way of navigation in the female reproductive tract when it become more complicated in placenta mammals.
LGBTQ Community Centers Vital to Mental Health Support, YSPH Finds
In surveys of 60 LGBTQ community centers across the United States, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found that these venues provide critical frontline mental health services to a population that often faces stigma and a host of other challenges to their emotional well-being.
Melinda Pettigrew appointed the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology
Melinda Pettigrew, whose research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of respiratory tract infections and the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance, has been appointed the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology, effective Feb. 20.Source: Yale News