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University of Utah Ophthalmologist to Receive Top Honor for Vision Research


Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will be awarded Proctor Medal for work studying retinal diseases.
4/17/2014 6:00 PM EDT

Student Inventors Win More than $71,000 at Bench-to-Bedside Competition

Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve modern medicine.
4/11/2014 5:40 PM EDT

University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation’s Bench-to-Bedside Competition Highlights Student Entrepreneurship


The Bench-to-Bedside program is designed to introduce medical students, engineering students and business students to the world of medical device innovation. Student teams form into multidisciplinary “start-up” companies and are given the task...
4/3/2014 12:00 AM EDT

A Brain Region for Resisting Alcohol’s Allure


University of Utah neuroscientists report that when a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they repeatedly drink to excess and are less able to learn from the experience. The study, published online in...
4/2/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Colonoscopies Miss 6% of Colorectal Cancers

About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after the patient receive a clean colonoscopy report, according to researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah.
3/19/2014 3:00 PM EDT

From DNA to Diagnosis: USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery to Integrate Genome Data into Patient Care


Compared to 10 years ago, sequencing the human genome has plummeted in cost by 1 million-fold and can be completed in a fraction of the time. Yet there are still barriers preventing DNA sequence information from routinely being incorporated into...
3/18/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Named to Top 5 in World in Spine Tumor Treatment

University of Utah Health Care neurosurgeon, Meic Schmidt, MD, MBA, has been recognized as one of the world’s top five experts in spine tumor treatment, according to a recent ranking by Expertscape.
3/17/2014 6:25 PM EDT

Loss of Antioxidant Protein Nrf2 Represses Regeneration of Muscle Lost to Aging

Study with mice shows moderate exercise can activate Nrf2, leading to stem cell regeneration.
3/8/2014 4:00 PM EST

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