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Tweets Show Vapers Rarely Use E-cigarettes to Quit Smoking or Improve Health

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists.
17-Sep-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparities among African American Men, More Intervention Research Is Urgently Needed

African American men have the lowest five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer (CRC) out of any other racial group. A major factor is low adherence to recommended early detection screening. Yet published research on effective strategies to...
16-Sep-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel Discovery Challenges a Current Kidney Cancer Paradigm

Newly published research has reversed our understanding of an aspect of kidney tumor growth. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah discovered that two key proteins have opposite roles than what was previously believed.
11-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 Deaths Among Black Essential Workers Linked to Racial Disparities

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 to researchers at the University of Utah. They found that Blacks disproportionately worked...
8-Sep-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-acting, Injectable Drug Could Strengthen Efforts to Prevent, Treat HIV

Scientists have developed an injectable drug that blocks HIV from entering cells. They say the new drug potentially offers long-lasting protection from the infection with fewer side effects.
21-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Self-Collected Saliva and Deep Nasal Swabs Are Equally Effective for the Diagnosis of COVID-19

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 study conducted by ARUP Laboratories and University of Utah (U of U)...
20-Aug-2020 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tracy Onega Named Senior Director of Population Sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Tracy Onega, PhD, has been appointed senior director of population sciences at Huntsman Cancer Institute and professor of population sciences at the University of Utah. Onega began her service at HCI on August 1.
6-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Develop New Models to Accelerate Progress in Preventing Drug Resistance in Lung and Pancreas Cancers

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah report today the development of new models to study molecular characteristics of tumors of the lung and pancreas that are driven by mutations in a gene named NTRK1. The findings were...
4-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

What is known about the childhood inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

21-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

Expert @UofUHealth: New Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Escaped From Lab

4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks...
11-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST

China’s coronavirus: Answers from an expert

A virus spreading in China has the world on alert.
27-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST

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