Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Quantifying the impact of immune history and variant on SARS-CoV-2 viral kinetics and infection rebound: A retrospective cohort study

    James A Hay, Stephen M Kissler ... Yonatan H Grad
    Variation in SARS-CoV-2 viral kinetics are partly explained by an individual's immune state and the infecting variant, but substantial interpersonal variation limits the reliability of isolation policies tailored to an individual's vaccination status.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    COVID-19 cluster size and transmission rates in schools from crowdsourced case reports

    Paul Tupper, Shraddha Pai ... Caroline Colijn
    Fitting a simple model of COVID-19 transmission to crowdsourced case report data allowed the estimation of mean cluster size and transmission rates in Canadian schools, as well as determining which interventions are most likely to limit transmission.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Neuroscience

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and brain morphology: Examining confounding bias

    Lorenza Dall'Aglio, Hannah H Kim ... Henning Tiemeier
    Approximately half of the associations identified between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and brain morphology in two large independent studies of adolescents are likely due to confounding bias by socioeconomic and parental behavioral factors.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Taxonium, a web-based tool for exploring large phylogenetic trees

    Theo Sanderson
    A new tool allows researchers to dive into phylogenetic trees containing millions of nodes using just their web browser.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Age acquired skewed X chromosome inactivation is associated with adverse health outcomes in humans

    Amy L Roberts, Alessandro Morea ... Kerrin S Small
    Prospective, cross-sectional, and intra-twin study designs identify skewed X chromosome inactivation is associated with cardiovascular disease risk and future cancer diagnosis in the TwinsUK population cohort.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    HIV skews the SARS-CoV-2 B cell response towards an extrafollicular maturation pathway

    Robert Krause, Jumari Snyman ... Alasdair Leslie
    A skewed B cell response in people living with HIV proceeds via an extrafollicular path and could result in reduced affinity B cell memory and antibody responses.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The role of adolescent lifestyle habits in biological aging: A prospective twin study

    Anna Kankaanpää, Asko Tolvanen ... Elina Sillanpää
    Unhealthy lifestyle habits in adolescence associate with accelerated biological aging in young adulthood, but shared genetic factors underlying both lifestyle and biological aging may largely explain the observed associations.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine

    Lack of ownership of mobile phones could hinder the rollout of mHealth interventions in Africa

    Justin T Okano, Joan Ponce ... Sally Blower
    Due to current levels of mobile phone ownership in Africa, it may only be possible to scale up mHealth interventions in a few countries, but not in the vast majority of the 33 countries that encompass ~60% of Africa's population.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Point of View: The biospheric emergency calls for scientists to change tactics

    Fernando Racimo, Elia Valentini ... Julia B Halder
    The ever-worsening climate and ecological crises calls for life scientists to engage in advocacy and activism to galvanise governments and the public into action.

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    Indian Council of Medical Research, India
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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    McGill University, Canada
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