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Possible New Mechanism for Aspirin’s Role in Cancer Prevention

In a study published in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, Cornelia Ulrich from Huntsman Cancer Institute and her collaborators used a new technique, metabolite profiling, to identify a biochemical pathway previously...
15-Nov-2015 11:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Low to Go for Blood Pressure? Lower Target Could Affect Millions of Americans

A new study finds that at least 16.8 million Americans could potentially benefit from lowering their systolic blood pressure (SBP) to 120 mmHg, much lower than current guidelines of 140 or 150 mmHg. The collaborative investigation between the...
5-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management


Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered by medications to reach a systolic goal of 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack and heart failure reduced by 38 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. Aggressive treatment...
9-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

FDA Approves Cancer-Killing Cold Sore Virus as Therapy for Late-Stage Melanoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Oct. 27 that it has approved, for the first time, an oncolytic (cancer-killing) viral therapy in the United States. The drug was approved for use against late-stage melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.
28-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crash Risk: Study Highlights Lifestyle, Occupational Factors That May Put Truck Drivers in Danger


SALT LAKE CITY - Truck drivers who are frequently fatigued after work, use cell phones while driving, or have an elevated pulse pressure – a potential predictor of cardiovascular disease - may be at increased risk for getting into truck accidents,...
21-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Building Immune System Memory

A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine has identified molecular mechanisms that control an immune cell’s ability to remember. They found that in helper T cells, the proteins Oct1 and OCA-B work together to put immune response...
20-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

Why elephants rarely get cancer is a mystery that has stumped scientists for decades. A study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah and Arizona State University, and including researchers from the Ringling...
6-Oct-2015 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology to Crowdsource Complex Triggers of Pediatric Asthma


While pollution from cars and other sources is known to trigger asthma in some children, there are a number of lesser-understood factors that also increase their risk – everything from viral infections, to stress, to playing soccer all day. A...
28-Sep-2015 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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