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Earliest cases of COVID-19 traced to market in Wuhan, China

Original story at U of U Health. An international team of 18 researchers, including a scientist at University of Utah Health, have determined that the earliest […]


Gun injuries in children spiked during the pandemic

Original story at U of U Health. Gun injuries in kids surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 50% increase compared to previous years. Data […]


More than 40% of Americans misled others about having COVID-19 and use of precautions

Original story at U of U Health. Four of 10 Americans surveyed report that they were often less than truthful about whether they had COVID-19 […]


MRNA vaccines significantly reduce severity of Delta, Omicron COVID-19 infections

Original story at U of U Health. People who have received two or three doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are significantly more likely to […]


Study: covid may increase risk of stroke in kids

Overall risk is low but real, data suggests. Children may be at increased risk of stroke after COVID-19 infection, according to a new study published […]


Research on long COVID in Utah

While most people who have had COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, as many as 1 in 3 people experience long term side effects of […]


A tube of saliva, labeled saliva.

Proteins in saliva could aid in COVID-19 detection and predict severe illness

Reprinted with permission from the American Physiological Society. Researchers have identified a family of proteins that is significantly elevated in the saliva of patients hospitalized […]


Convalescent plasma could lower hospitalization risk for newly infected COVID-19 patients

Early treatment of newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients with plasma extracted from individuals who have recovered from the disease reduces the need for hospitalization by more […]


The miracle of mucus

Remember when it was nearly impossible to buy disinfectant wipes? In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people desperately wiped down surfaces to prevent […]


Can salivary glands infected with COVID-19 increase risk for relapse or reinfection?

University of Utah Health scientists are leading an effort to determine if salivary glands infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 could diminish a person’s long-term […]