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Surprise: A Virus-Like Protein is Important for Cognition and Memory

A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary...
4-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease.
10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year


Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.
9-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Cancer Treatment Technology Coming to Utah


A new cancer treatment technology is one step closer to Salt Lake City. Today Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) announced a plan to add a proton therapy center to its Cancer Hospital. Huntsman Cancer Foundation, HCI...
22-Dec-2017 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Meet the Tiny Machines in Cells that Massacre Viruses

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of Utah Health have found an answer by visualizing a tiny cellular machine that chops the...
18-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

First-of-its-Kind Survey Reveals Disconnects in How Patients, Physicians, and Employers Perceive the Health Care Experience

University of Utah Health today announced results of the Value in Health Care Survey, a landmark study that examines the viewpoints of patients, physicians and employers—three stakeholder groups that directly receive, provide, and pay for health...
30-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Trace Timeline of Tumor Evolution in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients


A new study by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah observed how breast cancer tumors evolve over time and demonstrated how changes within tumors may contribute to the process by which cancers no longer respond to...
28-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Search Of: Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop...
28-Nov-2017 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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