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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

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant

A study found that 97 percent of confirmed flu cases among babies 6 months and younger occurred in those whose moms were not vaccinated while they were pregnant.
28-Apr-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Military Sexual Trauma Associated with Higher Risk for Veteran Homelessness

The devastating consequences of sexual trauma in the military reported by 25 percent of female and 1 percent of male veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces are associated with a much higher risk for homelessness
19-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says


End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events - including deaths and heart failure hospital admissions - than a placebo-controlled group, according to a new...
31-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Treatment Reduces Precancerous Polyps in Hereditary Cancer Patients


Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. While colon cancer can be kept at bay by removing the large intestine, these patients also have up to a 15% risk of getting cancer in the small...
17-Mar-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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