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In-Utero Treatment Reverses Cleft Palate in Mice


Researchers at University of Utah Health clarified a molecular pathway responsible for the formation of cleft palate and identified a new treatment to reverse this defect in mouse pups in-utero.
13-Sep-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Utah Health Collaborates with Janssen Research & Development to Investigate the Genetics of Suicide


Researchers at the University of Utah Health are collaborating with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (“Janssen”) to identify genetic variations associated with an increased risk for suicide.
5-Sep-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold


Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age. Now, scientists from University of Utah Health report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability to adapt...
29-Aug-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation


A new study shows radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.
27-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Given the Choice, Zebrafish Willingly Dose Themselves with Opioids

Researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer doses of hydrocodone, an opioid commonly prescribed to people for pain, to study drug dependency.
22-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hormonal IUDs Have No Effect on Lactation or Breastfeeding


Early placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby.
25-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Manipulating a Single Gene Defines a New Pathway to Anxiety

Removing a single gene from the brains of mice and zebrafish causes these animals to become more anxious than normal. Researchers from University of Utah Health show that eliminating the gene encoding Lef1 disrupts the development of certain nerve...
22-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-Term Health and Quality of Life

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new...
18-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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