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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

University of Utah Health Care Ranks Among Best U.S. Academic Medical Centers Again

The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC’s prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and satisfaction indictors, mortality rates and readmissions.
23-Oct-2014 5:45 PM EDT

Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.
21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

MicroRNA Molecules Serve as On/Off Switches for Inflammation

University of Utah scientists have identified two microRNA molecules that control chronic inflammation, a discovery that one day may help researchers prevent certain fatal or debilitating conditions before they start.
15-Oct-2014 12:45 PM EDT

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