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Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s


It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the...
16-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever


A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits...
17-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is Preeclampsia a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and colleagues at the John A. Moran Center and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of...
15-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover How the Cells in Skin and Organ Linings Maintain Constant Cell Numbers


Research published today in Nature from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell death.
15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Experts from the University of Utah and institutions across the country built upon the landmark Systolic Blood...
9-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genomes in Flux: New Study Reveals Hidden Dynamics of Bird and Mammal DNA Evolution


Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over the past 100 million years, the human lineage has...
2-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Routinely Prescribed Antibiotic May Not Be Best for Treating Severe C. diff Infections


Over the past two decades there has been a sharp rise in the number and severity of infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile often shortened to C. diff now the most common hospital acquired infection in the United States. But a new...
2-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Huntsman Cancer Institute Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient’s healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through...
25-Jan-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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