Laura Ungar, WZZM 13 On Your Side

Laura Ungar

WZZM 13 On Your Side

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past:
  • Enquirer
  • wusa9
  • ksdk.com
  • The Courier-Journal
  • Scientific American
  • Kaiser Health News
  • Route Fifty
  • KMUW
  • Indianapolis Star
  • USA TODAY
  • and more…

Recent articles by Laura:

Promising gene therapy delivers treatment directly to brain

Researchers believe the treatment could help people suffering from a variety of mental conditions that have been difficult to treat in the past. → Read More

Hospitalizations signal rising COVID-19 risk for US seniors

Nursing home leaders trying to boost vaccination rates among patients and staff are facing complacency, misinformation and COVID-19 fatigue. → Read More

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

Scientists are studying the key to staying young even into old age. The key could be so-called "zombie cells." → Read More

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

Cells eventually stop dividing and enter a “senescent” state in response to various forms of damage. → Read More

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

Two new studies support the theory that the virus that causes COVID-19 emerged in the wild and began spreading to humans at a seafood market in Wuhan. → Read More

Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past

The new variant is a member of the omicron family, but it carries a mutation called delta. → Read More

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows

A U.K. study included nine patients experiencing 'persistent' COVID-19 cases, which are different from long COVID. → Read More

'Keep our guard up': COVID cases rising in US after 2-month decline

But experts warn that the coming COVID wave – caused by a subvariant called BA.2 that’s thought to be about 30% more contagious – will wash across the nation. → Read More

'Dark matter' of human genome finally decoded, sequencing entirety of human DNA

Scientists have been trying to locate the final pieces of the human genome for nearly 20 years, coming close to decoding it but never fully succeeding. Until now. → Read More

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

Here are the long-term symptoms of the omicron variant

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

To grandmother's house or no? Omicron disrupts holiday plans

Governments around the world are increasingly leaving decisions about who to see and where to go in the hands of individuals amid omicron COVID surges. → Read More

'Where did you go to school?' The loaded question Louisville won't stop asking

As a Louisville teen returns for his senior year, we get an inside glimpse at how a school's bad reputation fails, in many ways, to match reality. → Read More

Manual High is Louisville’s golden school. But its reputation doesn’t tell the whole story

In episode 4 of the Courier Journal podcast, A 'Bad' School, we spend time with students at Manual High, a top-ranked magnet school with hidden flaws. → Read More

A 'Bad' School: Coming Courier Journal podcast explores an integration plan gone awry

A new 6-episode podcast by The Courier Journal begins Oct. 20. → Read More

From busing to COVID-19 to stolen guns: 6 Courier Journal investigations you must read

The Courier Journal has investigated the legacy of busing, the proliferation of guns, the Breonna Taylor case and other crucial topics so far in 2021. → Read More

Appalachian health care 'hero' Eula Hall, a mother of the mountains, dies at 93

Called one of Eastern Kentucky's "greatest saints," Eula Hall, the founder of Mud Creek Clinic, died Saturday at age 93. → Read More

More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Vaccines

The reasons may include women’s roles as caregivers and their greater likelihood of seeking out preventive health care in general → Read More

Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

Hunger among kids is skyrocketing, even in America’s wealthiest counties. But given the nation’s highly uneven charitable food system, affluent communities have been far less ready for the unpreced… → Read More