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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

Molecular Signature for Outcomes of Triple Negative Breast Cancer


Compared to other types of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancers are often more aggressive and have fewer treatment options. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers at...
12-Apr-2015 9:05 PM EDT

Rates of ADHD Appear to Decrease at Higher Altitudes

The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) decreases substantially as altitude increases
7-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Noted UCSF Scientist Joins Research Team at Huntsman Cancer Institute


Martin McMahon, Ph.D., joins Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah in August as Professor in the Department of Dermatology and HCI Senior Director of Pre-Clinical Translation.
6-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

New Insights Into Little Known but Common Birth Defect: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Although many genetic mutations have been linked to CDH, a new study from the University of Utah School of Medicine is the first to demonstrate a linkage between genetic variation and a physiological mechanism that gives rise to defects in the...
22-Mar-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Largest Study of Its Kind Documents Causes of Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia


To investigate specific causes of childhood CAP, University of Utah Health Sciences and other institutions collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the largest study of its kind, the Etiology of Pneumonia in the...
23-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Meth Messes Up Brains of Youths Far More than Adults

In a study with chronic adolescent and adult meth users in South Korea, MRI brain scans showed decreased thickness in the gray matter of younger users’ frontal cortex. Adult brains showed less damage.
11-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

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