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Technology to Crowdsource Complex Triggers of Pediatric Asthma


While pollution from cars and other sources is known to trigger asthma in some children, there are a number of lesser-understood factors that also increase their risk – everything from viral infections, to stress, to playing soccer all day. A...
28-Sep-2015 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Extreme Makeover of the Heart: Matrix Therapy is First FDA-approved Procedure of its Kind

A cardiovascular team at University of Utah Hospital has successfully performed a first-in-the-world heart procedure on a 72-year-old attorney after suffering a large heart attack. Amit N. Patel, M.D. M.S., director of clinical regenerative medicine...
17-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do So Many Children Born With Heart Defects Have Trouble in School?

As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it’s emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was...
24-Aug-2015 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Serving the Underserved: Grant Will Aid in Providing Oral Care for Substance Abusers

University of Utah School of Dentistry has received an HRSA Grant to provide oral health care for people with drug abuse problems.
5-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Viruses Thrive in Big Families, in Sickness and in Health

A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine finds that every child puts a household at increased risk for viral infections. Childless households had infections during 3-4 weeks of the year, while families with six children were infected...
5-Aug-2015 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Coordinated Effort Can Prevent Spread of Thousands of Hospital-Acquired Infections

Communication among health care facilities, public health agencies is critical in effort to avoid HAIs, CDC-led study finds
4-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report that a nuanced, targeted version of parental control over gene expression, is the method of choice over classic genomic imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical...
26-Jul-2015 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

Researchers have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average 1-3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with a genetic mapping technique, genome wide association studies...
21-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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