Public Policy

Skin exposure to UVB light induces a skin-brain-gonad axis and sexual behavior

August, 2021

Highlights

  • UVB exposure increases circulating sex-steroid levels in mice and humans
  • UVB exposure enhances female attractiveness and receptiveness toward males
  • UVB exposure increases females’ estrus phase, HPG axis hormones, and follicle growth
  • Skin p53 regulates UVB-induced sexual behavior and ovarian physiological changes

Summary

Workshop on COVID-19 Public Policies at MIT

The Quest for Open Science: Truth of Covid19 Policy Response

Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials

June, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: In 2020, prior to COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Brighton Collaboration created a priority list, endorsed by the World Health Organization, of potential adverse events relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. We leveraged the Brighton Collaboration list to evaluate serious adverse events of special interest observed in phase III randomized trials of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

A Final Report Card on the States’ Response to COVID-19

April, 2022

Abstract

Almost exactly two years ago COVID-19 spread to the United States. Following the federalism model, the 50 states and their governors and legislators made many of their own pandemic policy choices to mitigate the damage from the virus. States learned from one another over time about what policies worked most and least effectively in terms of containing the virus while minimizing the negative effects of lockdown strategies on businesses and children.

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