Discovering and researching a pneumocystis pneumonia outbreak among renal transplant patients

Pneumocystis jirovecii is a fungal infection that causes pneumonia, often in highly immunocompromised patients, such as those recently undergoing transplants. Before 2019, Marwan Azar, MD, FAST, and his colleagues in Internal Medicine and the Section of Infectious Diseases had not witnessed an outbreak of Pneumocystis pneumonia at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Despite genetically confirmed […]

Continue Reading

New research validates molecular test that can accurately predict risk of breast cancer recurrence

New research further demonstrates that the OncoMasTR test can accurately identify the risk for disease recurrence in patients with a common type of breast cancer. This information can help clinicians and patients make more informed treatment decisions. OncoMasTR is a 6-gene signature test that can predict the likelihood of breast cancer spreading to a distant […]

Continue Reading

How conversations about race can help Black parents improve adolescents’ psychological outcomes

Black parents’ experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children’s psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes, according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher. “Racial discrimination is designed to negatively chip away at our psychological wherewithal and well being. What […]

Continue Reading

Tweak to pritelivir allows treatment of latent herpes infections

A team of researchers at Innovative Molecules GmbH, working with several other institutions in Germany, has developed a small-molecule therapy for the treatment of latent herpes simplex virus infections. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes tweaking a drug used for treating active herpes infections for treatments of both […]

Continue Reading