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Research in a time of crisis

In science as in life, the past 16 months have been nothing short of a crucible: “a situation of severe trial… leading to the creation […]

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COVID-19 complications more likely in Black and Native American populations

Health & Populations

Black people and Native Americans with health problems prior to contracting COVID-19 are more likely to have longer hospital stays, require treatment with a ventilator […]

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Test to play and to stay

Testing & Treatment

When COVID-19 cases began to rise dramatically in Utah in November 2020, schools faced a difficult choice. They could maintain normal activities, giving students valuable […]

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Will COVID-19 become a seasonal nuisance?

Data Science

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and […]

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New partnership to develop a new ultra-fast test for COVID-19 antibodies

Testing & Treatment

Find the original release online: https://pivotcenter.utah.edu/press-release/university-of-utah-arup-and-techcyte-develop-nanospot-ai-a-new-ultra-fast-test-for-covid-19-antibodies/ The University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and Techcyte Inc. announced today that they have formed a partnership to develop […]

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COVID-19 vaccines as effective in real-world settings as in clinical trials

Testing & Treatment

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines offer substantial protection from infection by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in the “real-world”, concludes a large study carried out at six regions […]

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Health and academic professionals with dependents at greatest risk of quitting after COVID-19

Mental Health

Up to one in five employees at an academic medical institution are considering leaving their professions due to the strains of coping with the pandemic […]

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U OF U Health research plays major role in new CDC guidelines

Testing & Treatment

Research from University of Utah’s Health and Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project contributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised physical distancing guidelines that […]

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Evidence suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

Health & Populations

COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen, according to University of Utah Health scientists who participated in an international study of Chinese men who recently had […]

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University of Utah embarks on ambitious COVID-19 testing effort

Testing & Treatment

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and University of Utah Health announce the start of Utah HERO (Health & Economic Recovery Outreach), a massive undertaking […]

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ARUP/U of U Health find self-collected saliva, deep nasal swabs are equally effective for diagnosing COVID-19

Testing & Treatment

Self-collected saliva and deep nasal swabs collected by healthcare providers are equally effective for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a new […]

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Amniotic fluid could reduce symptoms, long-term risks of COVID-19

Health & Populations

Amniotic fluid, the clear liquid that helps nourish and protect fetuses before birth, isn’t just for babies. In fact, for nearly 100 years, doctors have […]

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Vaping injuries more difficult to diagnose during time of COVID-19 pandemic

Health & Populations

Diagnosing respiratory illness associated with vaping has always been challenging. But add the current COVID-19 pandemic to the mix and it becomes extremely difficult since […]

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SCALE-UP Utah awarded $5 million to improve COVID-19 testing among underserved and vulnerable populations

Testing & Treatment

Across the US, COVID-19 is hitting some communities harder than others, and Utah is no exception. In our state, Latinos make up 14 percent of […]

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Severity of COVID-19 determines likelihood of pregnancy complications

Health & Populations

Pregnant women who contract SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, are at greater risk of dying and experiencing serious complications compared to […]

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Most COVID-19 maps fail to improve public understanding of pandemic

Data Science

Since COVID-19 first arose as a worldwide health threat, millions of websites with maps charting the spread and prevalence of the virus have appeared on […]

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Utah HERO project announces phase one findings

Health & Populations

The Utah Health and Economic Recovery (HERO) Project— a collaboration between the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, University of Utah […]

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Watching wastewater

Social & Policy

The U is monitoring samples of municipal wastewater for signs of COVID-19 in a joint project started by the School of Medicine and the College […]

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COVID-19 causes ‘hyperactivity’ in blood-clotting cells

Testing & Treatment

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes and other serious complications in some patients who have […]

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SARS-CoV-2-like particles very sensitive to temperature

Testing & Treatment

Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere and public health officials are asking how the seasonal shift will impact the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus […]

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U studying services for homeless populations during COVID-19

Health & Populations

This is adapted from a release by the University of North Texas, available here, and is used with permission. University of Utah political scientist Jesus […]

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COVID-19 complication clues

Health & Populations

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a […]

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First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hot spots

Data Science

Over the course of the coronavirus epidemic, COVID-19 outbreaks have hit communities across the United States. As clusters of infection shift over time, local officials […]

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The overlooked casualties of COVID-19

Mental Health

The daily toll of COVID-19, as measured by new cases and the growing number of deaths, overlooks a shadowy set of casualties: The rising risk […]

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U designs innovative respirator system

Environmental Impact

In response to the overwhelming demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to COVID-19, the Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) at University of Utah Health […]

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Portable, reusable test for COVID-19

Testing & Treatment

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to contain its […]

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Utah’s young population contributes to relatively low COVID-19 death rate

Health & Populations

Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as […]

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COVID-19 and the metropolis

Social & Policy

Many have assumed that densely populated areas like city centers are more conducive to the spread of COVID-19. A new study, published in the Journal […]

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The U leads national study of COVID-19 effects on pregnancy

Health & Populations

A University of Utah Health researcher is leading a nationwide study of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women during and after pregnancy. Torri […]

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Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Environmental Impact

As stay-at-home measures went into place in March 2020, many wondered how fewer cars on the road would impact Salt Lake’s air quality. The first […]

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University of Utah invests $1.3 million in COVID-19 research

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, University of Utah scientists are at the forefront of efforts to learn more about how […]

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Mucus and the coronavirus

Testing & Treatment

As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface with the virus can spread […]

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COVID-19 antibody tests can guide public health, policy decisions

Testing & Treatment

It’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports,” antibody tests that are available today. But they are good enough to inform […]

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People who live together may not get COVID-19 together

Testing & Treatment

If anyone I live with were to get COVID-19, I would be resigned to the idea that I would get it too. After all, my […]

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Why is the COVID-19 mortality rate highest for Black Americans?

Health & Populations

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according […]

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Masks save lives and livelihoods

Social & Policy

Statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity, […]

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3i Initiative unites U researchers in times of need

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s this: death and taxes aren’t the only certainties in life. We’re all going to get sick at some […]

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