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Farming Crystals in Space

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Researchers grow protein crystals on the International Space Station to find antidotes for nerve agents used in conflict zones.
19-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutations in Men with Prostate Cancer

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Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer. Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that...
21-Jun-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From DNA to Decision-Making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the...
28-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

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“Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the US…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine...
18-Jun-2017 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding the Perfect Match: A New Approach to Battle Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but bacteria evolved resistance. According to the CDC, more than 2 million people in the U.S. develop MDR infections every year. Researchers at Univ. of Utah developed a rapid screen to pair...
14-Jun-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Cancer Drug Tested in Mice May Benefit Certain Leukemia Patients

Almost 6,000 new cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, are expected to be diagnosed this year in the United States. Scientists have found up to 30 percent of adult ALL patients have what’s called a Philadelphia chromosome, where two...
9-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

This automated machine could reduce a surgical procedure from two hours to two and a half minutes by replacing hand drills for one type of complex cranial surgery.
26-Apr-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species a giant,...
12-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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