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Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report that a nuanced, targeted version of parental control over gene expression, is the method of choice over classic genomic imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical...
26-Jul-2015 8:05 PM EDT

Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

Researchers have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average 1-3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with a genetic mapping technique, genome wide association studies...
21-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Health Care Providers A Major Contributor to Problem of Antibiotic Overuse

Differences in the routines of individual providers drives variation in antibiotic prescribing, more than differences in patient characteristics, standards of practice at different hospitals, or clinical settings (emergency department, primary care,...
16-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

National Cancer Institute Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute Elite Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah its Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the highest designation possible. The announcement was made today in an award letter from NCI to Dr....
9-Jul-2015 5:00 AM EDT

Genetic Testing in Kids is Fraught with Complications


Despite an increasing ease in acquiring genetic information, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) points out that doing so has consequences, particularly when it comes to children. It is this population, they say, that is the most...
2-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Potential Downside to Domestic Surgical Tourism


Following surgery, up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that for these patients, returning to the same hospital is...
16-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Genomics England Selects Omicia and University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project


Genomics England announced that it will be using technology co-developed in a partnership between the University of Utah and Omicia to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creation of...
11-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Nation’s Research Funding Squeeze Imperils Patient Care, Say Top Medical School Deans


Constraints in federal funding, compounded by declining clinical revenue, jeopardize more than the nation’s research enterprise. These twin pressures have created a “hostile working environment” that erodes time to conduct research,...
24-May-2015 8:00 PM EDT

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