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University of Utah Researcher Robert Marc Receives Retina Research Foundation's 2014 Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research

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The award recognizes lifetime achievement by a vision scientist who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of vitreoretinal diseases or disorders
22-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Huntsman Cancer Institute to Set Up NIH National Clinical Trials Network Site

$3.6 million over five years will let the Institute establish a Network Lead Academic Participating Site.
17-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Drug Shows Promise for Effectively Treating Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers discover that enzyme involved in intracellular signaling plays a crucial role in developing metabolic syndrome, a finding that has a U of U spinoff company developing a drug to potentially treat the condition.
3-Jul-2014 2:15 PM EDT

University of Utah Researcher Receives $100,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness

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Research to Prevent Blindness, a New York-based foundation, has announced that University of Utah researcher Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will receive the Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa—and an accompanying $100,000 to pursue new scientific...
26-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Early Post-Surgery Follow-up Visits to Primary Care Physicians Cuts Hospital Readmissions

Patients who have post-operative complications following high-risk surgery have a significantly lower risk of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days if they go see their primary care physician soon following discharge, a new study in JAMA...
25-Jun-2014 5:50 PM EDT

A New Tool to Confront Lung Cancer

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Published online in Cell Reports on June 19, Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators report that misregulation of two genes, sox2 and lkb1, drives squamous cell lung cancer in mice. The discovery uncovers new treatment strategies, and provides a...
19-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New USTAR Center for Chemical Biology Launches Research Program to Outsmart Diabetes

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Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative has launched a new research team, the Center for Chemical Biology, to discover small molecules and develop drugs that alter biological processes, and enhance patient lives. The first...
11-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Facing a Violent Past: New Study Suggests Evolution of Faces a Result of Need to Weather Punches During Arguments

The findings in the paper, titled “Protective buttressing of the hominin face,” present an alternative to the previous long-held hypothesis that the evolution of the robust faces of our early ancestors resulted largely from the need to chew...
5-Jun-2014 12:50 PM EDT

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