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Mapping the Genome Jungle: Unique Animal Traits Could Offer Insight into Human Disease

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at University of Utah Health are using animals' unique traits to pinpoint regions of the human genome that might affect health. The results of this project are available in the March 6 issue of the journal...
1-Mar-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods

University of Utah Health developed the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative to evaluate women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor. The research findings are published in the February 22 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are...
30-Jan-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Catheter Ablation Better Than Pharmacological Atrial Fibrillation Therapies

A new study revealed patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, had significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The...
26-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surprise: A Virus-Like Protein is Important for Cognition and Memory

A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary...
4-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease.
10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.
9-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Cancer Treatment Technology Coming to Utah

A new cancer treatment technology is one step closer to Salt Lake City. Today Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) announced a plan to add a proton therapy center to its Cancer Hospital. Huntsman Cancer Foundation, HCI...
22-Dec-2017 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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