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Safety Protocol Breaches: Ways to Prevent Infection Transmission In Health Care Setting

During 325 observations, researchers at the University of Utah and University of Michigan identified 283 protocol violations, which could increase the risk of self-contamination of health care personnel and transmission of antibiotic-resistant...
8-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New...
11-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Music Activates Regions of the Brain Spared by Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah Health are looking to the salience network of the brain to develop music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia. Their research will appear in the April online issue of The Journal...
25-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Mapping the Genome Jungle: Unique Animal Traits Could Offer Insight into Human Disease

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at University of Utah Health are using animals' unique traits to pinpoint regions of the human genome that might affect health. The results of this project are available in the March 6 issue of the journal...
1-Mar-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods

University of Utah Health developed the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative to evaluate women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor. The research findings are published in the February 22 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are...
30-Jan-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Catheter Ablation Better Than Pharmacological Atrial Fibrillation Therapies

A new study revealed patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, had significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The...
26-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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