COVID-19 vaccines remain effective, but their potency has diminished in recent months, according to a nationwide study.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
What is the Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative
The Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative at University of Utah Health was formally established in 2017 on the premise that a better understanding of the three "I"s will fundamentally change the way we think about disease.
The vision of the 3i Initiative at the University of Utah is to become a center of scientific excellence known internationally for its top-tier research performed at the nexus of the immunology, inflammation and infectious disease fields to make fundamental discoveries that ultimately improve patient care.
It is built on a strong foundation of almost 180
Ongoing debate about the origin of the pandemic continues. Did SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, originate in wild animals that then infected humans? Or did it leak from a lab? U of U Health evolutionary virologist Stephen Goldstein, PhD, discusses what we do and don’t know, along with steps that need be taken to prevent another pandemic from emerging in the future.... Read MoreHuman Genetics
In a critical review published in the journal Cell, 21 scientific experts from across the world present evidence that a scenario where the novel coronavirus originated from infected animals is much more probable than it originating from a laboratory accident, a theory that has received attention in the media. ... Read MoreHuman Genetics
Bacteria’s role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equally important in health and disease. ... Read MorePathology
People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a new nationwide study ... Read More
In response to a global threat, COVID-19, University of Utah mounted a research response that is making a lasting impact on the virus and its numerous effects.... Read More