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From key partnerships with the Yale Cancer Center to novel research efforts across New Haven and Connecticut, as well as globally, Yale scientists have already made significant steps toward preventing and treating a wide range of cancers.
- February 05, 2021
Shorter quarantines with careful testing may be more effective than two-week isolation, Yale study findsSource: Yale Daily News
Appropriately timed testing can make a seven-day quarantine more effective than a 14-day quarantine in preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to a Yale School of Public Health study.
- January 25, 2021Source: WSHU
The CDC generally recommends a 14-day quarantine for people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. A study from the Yale School of Public Health said that time could be cut in half — but only with well-timed testing.
- December 17, 2020Source: National Geographic
When photographer Justin Jin’s father experienced a medical emergency in late November at home in China, Jin, who lives in Belgium, immediately booked a flight to be with him. But the COVID-19 pandemic turned the usually straightforward trip into a two-and-a-half-week ordeal.
- December 16, 2020
By carefully tracing the evolution of a select number of cancer-causing genes in a variety of species, the researchers evaluated which animals are — and are not — effective in gauging how an analogue of those genes in humans can lead to cancer. What they found is surprising: jawless fish such as lampreys share significant similarities in these certain genes compared to humans, while fruit flies do not.
- December 15, 2020
A one-week quarantine IS enough to stop someone exposed to coronavirus from spreading it - if they test negative on day 7, Yale study findsSource: Daily Mail
A one-week quarantine can be enough to stop someone exposed to coronavirus from spreading it, a new study suggests. Until recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that anyone who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient quarantine for 14 days.
- December 14, 2020
Up to now, a 14-day quarantine has been the conventional standard for stopping COVID-19 transmission in its tracks. In a new study from Yale School of Public Health that has been published in pre-print, researchers suggest a week-long waiting period could prove just as effective.
- November 21, 2020Source: New York Times
No, a Negative Coronavirus Test Does Not Mean You Can Safely Socialize
- November 10, 2020Source: Elemental
As people in the United States ponder how to safely reunite with family for Thanksgiving, a new study that includes data from offshore oil rig workers could help clarify the best strategy.
- October 21, 2020
Scientists have long understood that genes play an important role in a person’s smoking behavior, and a new genome-wide association study by Yale and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers is helping to explain why some people start to smoke, while others are able to quit.