University of Utah Health researchers are investigating whether human amniotic fluid (HAF) can reduce lung inflammation caused by COVID-19 and promote the recovery of patients who have contracted the disease.... Read MoreInternal 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
The Utah Health and Economic Recovery (HERO) Project has concluded phase one of a large-scale undertaking to test 10,000 Utahns from across four counties.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. ... Read MorePediatrics,Internal Medicine
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 the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the efforts of University of Utah Health’s Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (3i) initiative. 3i is a university-wide effort that brings scientists from diverse backgrounds together to conduct top-tier research in these fields. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Pathology
A team of researchers at University of Utah Health has shown the Epstein-Barr virus—which causes mononucleosis and is linked to the development of several cancers—uses a novel strategy to survive. The virus takes the reins of its host’s cellular machinery to make copies of itself and to prioritize the production of its own proteins over those of the host cell. The researchers hope to exploit this knowledge to develop a new kind of treatment for infection by the Epstein-Barr virus. In this unprecedented time, we are reminded of the significance of a research university in a healthy, vibrant society. At the University of Utah, at least 100 research groups are currently studying causes and consequences of COVID-19. Virtually every entity at the U. is involved, including undergraduate students and staff who are assisting in and supporting research projects while working remotely.... Read MoreSelect...