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Rewiring Metabolism Slows Colorectal Cancer Growth


A University of Utah-led study reports that cancers select against a protein complex called the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), and re-introduction of MPC in colon cancer cells impairs several properties of cancer, including growth. The...
27-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

University of Utah Health Care Ranks Among Best U.S. Academic Medical Centers Again

The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC’s prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and satisfaction indictors, mortality rates and readmissions.
23-Oct-2014 5:45 PM EDT

Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.
21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

MicroRNA Molecules Serve as On/Off Switches for Inflammation

University of Utah scientists have identified two microRNA molecules that control chronic inflammation, a discovery that one day may help researchers prevent certain fatal or debilitating conditions before they start.
15-Oct-2014 12:45 PM EDT

University of Utah Surgeons Perform World’s Smallest Liver-Kidney Transplant to Save Toddler’s Life

The case is one of several firsts to occur at University of Utah Health Care's revamped transplant program over the past year.
13-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Look Inside to Reveal Workings of a Powerful Biochemical Switch


PKA protein helps regulate cellular functions, but also causes disease when it mutates.
9-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Benzodiazepine Sedatives Linked to Higher Rates of Mortality Compared to Propofol


A University of Utah study shows for the first time that continuous infusion benzodiazepines – a class of sedatives that includes lorazepam and midazolam, once considered the standard of care in the ICU – are linked to an increased likelihood of...
30-Sep-2014 1:00 AM EDT

University of Utah Health Sciences Names Satoshi Minoshima as New Chair of Radiology


University of Utah Health Sciences Names Satoshi Minoshima as New Chair of Radiology
29-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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