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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

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

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