FROM CAMPUS LAB TO CONTAMINATED CITY

…they found the source at the head of the Techa River: the Mayak nuclear facility. PHOTO CREDIT: Google World map showing location of the Mayak nuclear facility in south-central Russia….

Air pollution’s effects on homeless populations

When air quality worsens, either from the smoke and ozone of summer or the inversion of winter, most of us stay indoors. But for individuals experiencing homelessness, that’s not always…

How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?

…vaccine? Volunteers from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials have reported the following side effects: Mild pain, swelling or redness at the injection site where you get the vaccine…

The Wheels of Winter

…as they lose heat faster than other areas of your body. Cheap Hack: Wear a pair of latex gloves under a thicker pair to keep your hands dry, or take…

10 ways the U is improving air quality

…together a list of the “Top 10 ways the U is working to improve air quality.” Understanding adverse health effects of poor air quality: air quality research The Wasatch Front…

Air Quality Solutions

…day, click here. 64th Annual Reynolds Lecture Under the Air: An Exploration of Utah’s Air Quality Continuing Education will host the 64th Annual Reynolds Lecture, “Under the Air: An Exploration…

NIPPING AIDS IN THE BUD

…modern AIDS drugs control the disease by inhibiting protease. Now, University of Utah researchers found a way to turn protease into a double-edged sword: They showed that if they delay…

ALTITUDE & ANTIDEPRESSANTS

By Julie Kiefer, manager, science communications, University of Utah Health Three common antidepressants – Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac (fluoxetine) – could be less effective at high elevations, suggests…