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One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections, Canada's pioneering national modelling network on One Health, and the Centre of Disease Modelling (CDM) hosted their hybrid Annual Meeting 2023-2024 on February 20-21, 2024, at the inaugural CDM OMNI-RÉUNIS Lab located at York University. The event served as a platform to disseminate the collective work, research […]

Study finds COVID cases underreported in most African countries during initial stage

Study finds COVID cases underreported in most African countries during initial stage

Media Release from September 20, 2023 Those countries with the highest rates of severe infections also had the highest rates of reported cases A new analysis of COVID-19 cases in Africa shows that for most of the continent’s countries the rate of infection was likely much higher than reported in the initial stages, found York […]

Similarities between COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms could lead to higher infections

Similarities between COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms could lead to higher infections

Media release from January 19, 2023 York University researchers say assuming you have COVID-19 and isolating may decrease influenza and COVID-19 infections, and help an already stressed health-care system Feeling sniffly, congested or have a sore throat and don't know if it's a cold, the flu or SARS-CoV-2? Researchers at York University say before heading […]

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts Annual Meeting

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts Annual Meeting

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections (OMNI-RÉUNIS) and Centre for Diseases Modelling (CDM) hosted their Annual Meeting 2022 on December 19, 2022, to share the work, research outcomes and training initiatives led by network members over the past year. The link to the archive of the Annual Meeting is now available. Professors Hélène […]

Chemists at York University create more sensitive rapid antigen test

Chemists at York University create more sensitive rapid antigen test

New research by a team at York University addresses limitations of current rapid antigen tests, reducing the potential for false-negative results. Rapid antigen tests, like the COVID-19 home test, use a technology called lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA), where a biological sample is placed on a strip of paper-like membrane and flows along this membrane to […]

Best of YU 2022

Best of YU 2022

As we wrap up the year, we highlight our standout moments of positive change in 2022. #10 Enhanced opportunities for undergraduate research and success Fifty-five students from Science and across the University attended our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference to present their summer research projects and network with their peers. The Faculty of Science also […]

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

Symposium focuses on diseases that jump from animals to humans

The 2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses, organized by the Canadian Center for Disease Modeling at York University, took place Nov. 11 to 16 and examined how zoonotic disease spreads through humans. The “2022 Canada-China Symposium on Modeling, Prevention and Control of Zoonoses,” which took place from Nov. 11 to 16 […]

Faculty of Science student serves on PM’s Youth Council

Faculty of Science student serves on PM’s Youth Council

Haleema Ahmed, a second-year student in Faculty of Science, is part of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Youth Council and provides input into government programs and initiatives. She’s also a freelance writer with an impressive list of published stories. In between attending classes, studying, and volunteering, Haleema Ahmed is busy serving as a member of […]

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases

Media Release from September 7, 2022 Five-year project aimed at ensuring vulnerable and at-risk populations are included in disease outbreak management and policies At a time when the risk of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases (ERIDs) is increasing, an international team led by York University successfully competed to receive a CAD7.25 million grant from the […]

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Study finds rate of immune/autoimmune adverse events after COVID-19 vaccine low

Media release from July 5, 2022 As fear of vaccine related adverse events is one of the main reasons for vaccine hesitancy, the authors of a new study published today in Frontiers in Immunology reviewed recent medical literature to see how often adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) occur. The researchers, who focused on three COVID-19 […]