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Meth Users Face Substantially Higher Risk for Parkinson's Disease

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users.
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Human DNA Shows Traces of 40 Million-Year Battle For Survival Between Primate and Pathogen


Examination of DNA from 21 primate species – from squirrel monkeys to humans – exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host’s bloodstream. Supported by experimental evidence, these findings,...
8-Dec-2014 1:00 AM EST

New Research Shows Fewer Deaths Related to RSV than Previously Thought

It’s a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century. Researchers at the University of Utah have...
8-Dec-2014 12:05 AM EST

Research on a Rare Cancer Exposes Possible Route to New Treatments

A study by researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute has discovered the unusual role of lactate in the alveolar soft part sarcoma, while also confirming that a fusion gene is the cancer-causing agent in the disease
21-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Are Ear Infections Overtreated in White Children?


Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found. But the discrepancy in prescribing fewer broad-spectrum antibiotics means...
13-Nov-2014 2:10 PM EST

'Rewriting' the Way to Make Natural Drug Compounds

Study shows that one way to solve problems of synthesis of natural compounds is to figure out how an organism solves the problem itself, and then modify it for a particular use.
6-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Success of University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation Draws Impressive Grant Support

CMI receives two grants.
5-Nov-2014 6:00 PM EST

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

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