Research Highlights

All of Us is shaping how we understand health and disease. Research Highlights showcase the recent research powered by All of Us data and tools. 

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All of Us Data Shows the Effect of Resilience in Difficult Times

A study of All of Us survey data confirmed that feelings of depression increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among participants who experienced discrimination. Having a high level of resilience lessened the effect of discrimination on mental health in some racial and ethnic groups.


Learning About the Health of Young Cancer Survivors With All of Us

The long-term health of teens and young adults who have had cancer has not been well studied. A look at All of Us data showed that young cancer survivors were more likely to have certain brain- and nerve-related conditions than participants who never had cancer. This age group may need unique treatment and management plans.

Finding Variants that Protect Kidney Health. All of Us Research Program.<br />
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Finding Genetic Clues to Kidney Health in All of Us

People of African ancestry can be more likely to develop kidney disease if they have certain genetic variants. Researchers studied genetic data from three different databases, including the All of Us Research Program. They found another variant that protected people with the high-risk variants from developing kidney disease. This finding could help find new treatments for kidney disease.