Charlotte Zimmer
Staff Reporter
Charlotte Zimmer currently serves as the Science and Technology editor and previously covered science news at Yale as a staff reporter. Originally from the small town of Guilford, CT, she is majoring in economics.
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Blumenthal, Murphy praise SalivaDirect after visiting Yale School of Public Health

Both U.S. senators expressed optimism about SalivaDirect and their eagerness to assist with scaling the testing protocol for more widespread use.

Automation, pooling could come next for SalivaDirect as research team juggles authorization requests, media attention

After receiving Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA on Saturday, researchers have been inundated with a swarm of media attention and hundreds of emailed authorization requests.

YSPH professor criticized for promoting unproven drug to treat COVID-19

Yale School of Public Health professor Harvey Risch has been a vocal supporter of the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, despite a lack of […]

With data from NBA study, FDA extends Emergency Use Authorization to Yale’s SalivaDirect COVID-19 test

The test is inexpensive, non-invasive and validated for use with reagents and instruments from multiple vendors, which researchers hope will minimize supply chain bottlenecks.

School of Medicine affiliates call for Title VI office, revised curriculum

Over 500 students, faculty and staff signed a list of demands to Yale School of Medicine Dean Nancy Brown Wednesday in an effort to correct […]

Eric Wang
Spit and “SWISH”: Inside the NBA-Yale partnership aiming to validate a saliva-based test for COVID-19

School of Public Health researchers hope testing with the NBA can verify the accuracy of SalivaDirect.

Some researchers express reservations about safe return to labs

Away for several months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yale’s researchers are finally starting to return to their labs. But even though University leadership gave […]

Yale researchers find spit might be the key to widespread COVID-19 testing

Saliva testing for COVID-19 may work as well as, if not better than, current testing protocol, potentially saving the world time, money and lives.  A […]

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Yale researchers investigate COVID-19 antibodies

As thousands of Americans become infected with COVID-19 each day, and many more begin their recovery, medical experts are looking to antibody tests — intended […]

Understanding COVID-19 with genetic sequencing

While much of the COVID-19 research at Yale has focused on patient testing, other labs at the University are undertaking new research with the help […]

Connecticut National Guard erects overflow site at SCSU

Anticipating an overwhelming of the state’s hospital system, Gov. Ned Lamont deployed the Connecticut National Guard on Monday to convert Southern Connecticut State University’s campus […]