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University of Utah Wins $25 Million NIH Grant to Find Ways to Improve Clinical Trials

The University of Utah joins Vanderbilt, Duke universities in effort to make clnical trials more efficient and get translational research into clinical use faster.
29-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NantHealth and University of Utah Establish Heritage 1K Project to Discover Genetic Causes of 25 Rare and Common Diseases

NantHealth, Inc., (Nasdaq: NH), a leading next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, today announced that it has partnered with the University of Utah in analyzing the entire genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals who...
25-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies

A University of Utah School of Medicine-led study reports an advance that could increase the accuracy of liquid biopsies. The minimally invasive blood test monitors cancer progression by detecting pieces of circulating tumor DNA, but results can be...
12-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Eye Disease That Struck Oliver Sacks Gives Rise To Cancer Treatment Strategy


Eye cancer took the life of author and neurologist Oliver Sacks last year, bringing attention to the rare, hard-to-treat disease. Now, a team led by scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah report in Cancer Cell that a...
26-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Metagenomics Pathogen Detection Tool Could Change How Infectious Diseases Are Diagnosed


Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detection. In a paper published...
23-May-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was...
18-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Olympic Committee Adds the University of Utah to National Medical Network to Support Elite U.S. Athletes


The United States Olympic Committee today announced the addition of the University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) to the National Medical Network. UUHC will serve as a national medical center, specializing in orthopedic medicine, physical medicine,...
11-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many...
5-May-2016 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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