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Genetic Testing in Kids is Fraught with Complications


Despite an increasing ease in acquiring genetic information, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) points out that doing so has consequences, particularly when it comes to children. It is this population, they say, that is the most...
2-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Potential Downside to Domestic Surgical Tourism


Following surgery, up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that for these patients, returning to the same hospital is...
16-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Genomics England Selects Omicia and University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project


Genomics England announced that it will be using technology co-developed in a partnership between the University of Utah and Omicia to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creation of...
11-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Nation’s Research Funding Squeeze Imperils Patient Care, Say Top Medical School Deans


Constraints in federal funding, compounded by declining clinical revenue, jeopardize more than the nation’s research enterprise. These twin pressures have created a “hostile working environment” that erodes time to conduct research,...
24-May-2015 8:00 PM EDT

Odd Genetic Syndrome Suggests Increased Resistance in Blood Vessels Could Cause High Blood Pressure

The culmination of two decades of research, a new study reveals the genetic causes of a curious, rare syndrome that manifests as hypertension (high blood pressure) accompanied by short fingers (brachydactyly type E). Six, unrelated families with the...
7-May-2015 6:00 PM EDT

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just...
27-Apr-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Claim Social Security Support as Adults


Study shows they're five times more likely to have enrolled in a Social Security disability assistance program.
21-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New Method Increases Accuracy of Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Diagnosis


University of Utah scientists have uncovered patterns of DNA anomalies that predict a woman’s outcome significantly better than tumor stage. In addition, these patterns are the first known indicator of how well a woman will respond to platinum...
9-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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