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How Safe Is That Driver Next to You? A Trucker’s Poor Health Could Increase Crash Risk

As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial truck drivers with three or...
16-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biomarker Could Identify Patients with Potential for Recovering From Advanced Heart Failure


Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the...
16-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Holds Promise for Personalized Lung Cancer Treatments

New research from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah uncovered distinct types of tumors within small cell lung cancer that look and act differently from one another. Scientists also identified a targeted drug...
5-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fixing Failing Hearts: National Leaders to Convene at Heart Recovery “Think Tank”

Can a failing heart recover? For many years, the answer to that question was unequivocally “No.” But as the University of Utah School of Medicine’s annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will explore on Jan. 12-13, advances in...
6-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A new study led by investigators at the University of...
26-Dec-2016 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Huntsman Cancer Institute Leads International Colorectal Study

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. HCI was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes...
16-Dec-2016 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

German Government Honors Esteemed Medical Geneticist John M. Opitz, M.D., with National Honor

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany give to recognize Opitz's lifetime of work as one of the world's foremost authorities in the field of medical genetics.
7-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to make a virus-like delivery system that shuttles custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov....
27-Nov-2016 11:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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