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Mouse Model Sheds Light on Mitochondria's Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new study by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and resulted in a new mouse model to study such illnesses. ...
18-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Cutting Health Care Costs One Appendix at a Time

A new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly “open” operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children’s appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure – when they were aware...
10-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Mouse Model Provides Window into Working Brain

A protein marker the mice carry that reacts to different calcium levels allows many different cell types to be studied in a new way.
28-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

The Gift of Sight - Rand Paul Joins University of Utah Moran Eye Center Surgeons in Guatemala Outreach


Several times a year, eye surgeons from the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center set up medical eye camps in some of the most neglected corners of the world, including South Sudan, Micronesia, Haiti, Bolivia and Myanmar. The medical teams, however,...
21-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Blueprint for Next Generation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment


Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified and characterized mutated forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated enzyme driving the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key to Human Life at High Altitudes


In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air of the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A study led by University of Utah scientists is the first to find a genetic cause for the...
13-Aug-2014 11:55 PM EDT

Sen. Rand Paul to Join University of Utah's Moran Eye Center on Medical Mission to Guatemala

Senator and ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R-Ky) will join a medical team from the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center at a weeklong surgical camp in Guatemala beginning Aug. 14. The team plans to perform 200 sight-restoring cataract...
12-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Researchers Produce Record-Length Mirror-Image Protein

Study shows that a cellular 'chaperone' can also fold mirror-image proteins.
27-Jul-2014 7:00 PM EDT

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