Assistant Professor Jon Oliver answers questions about ticks in Minnesota, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find one on your body.
Talking Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza with Jeff Bender
Professor Jeff Bender answers key questions about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), or bird flu, an extremely contagious viral illness that affects both wild birds and livestock, such as chickens and turkeys.
U of M researchers find that losartan is not effective in reducing COVID-19 lung injuries
The University research team — which included Division of Biostatistics researchers Joseph Koopmeiners, Thomas Murray, and Helen Voelker — found that the blood pressure medication did not protect the lungs of patients admitted with COVID-19, and had no effect on mortality.
University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus
Professor Jeff Bender led a study team that found only white-tailed deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and there is currently no evidence the virus can be transmitted to people through handling or eating wild deer.
Study shows high acceptance of proactively treating partners of people diagnosed with chlamydia
Graduate student Ashley Oglesby found that women have low knowledge of expedited partner therapy, but after learning more, overwhelmingly support the idea.
People use Facebook as an emergency communication system during pandemic
Researcher Jude Mikal found that in the first weeks of the pandemic Facebook users shared helpful details, spread misinformation, and even created a call-out culture to police social distancing behavior.
Study of NYC vaccination rates proves validity of new structural racism measurement tool
The study led by PhD student Bert Chantarat showed that using the Multidimensional Measure of Structural Racism tool to analyze COVID-19 vaccination rates in New York City provides increased insight into the root cause of health inequities.
New study shows patients visiting their doctor after a flu patient are more likely to get the flu
The study led by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that patients exposed to the flu at their primary care physician’s office were 31.8% more likely than unexposed patients to revisit with the flu within two weeks.
Study identifies racial/ethnic and language inequities in ways patients obtain COVID-19 virus testing
The study led by MD/MPH student Rohan Khazanchi found racial, health, and language differences in who initiated testing through telehealth services versus the emergency department.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been linked with six unhealthy eating behaviors
A University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns.
New system connects patients with COVID-19 outpatient treatments
Researcher JP Leider led the development of a system designed to quickly and fairly connect patients and providers with facilities offering monoclonal antibodies and other treatments. (JP Leider)
Finding better ways to detect and measure infectious viruses in the air
A study led by Professor Peter Raynor found that a two-sampler approach may be necessary to detect viruses and accurately measure their concentrations. (Peter Raynor)