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Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to make a virus-like delivery system that shuttles custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov....
27-Nov-2016 11:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

This Is Your Brain on God: Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Circuits

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings will be published Nov. 29 in the...
18-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

$19.5 Million NIH Contract Targets Drug Development for Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $19.5 million contract renewal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test drugs to treat epilepsy.
22-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Advancing Precision Medicine and Legal Ethics Topics at National Symposium Hosted by University of Utah


Sessions will explore tackling cancer with precision medicine, the ethics of access and precision medicine, patenting precision medicine and other issues. The symposium comes as increased national attention is being paid to precision medicine,...
16-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research published Nov. 3, 2016, in Cell Metabolism online by scientists at University of Utah...
28-Oct-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Epipen Sticker Shock? No Problem. We’Ll Make Our Own.

Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit. At a summer meeting, the group voted to ditch the EpiPen and instead...
27-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Is More, Better? Finding the Balance Between Nutritional Supplements and Eye Health

In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional supplements to be taken daily to prevent or slow vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Now, using nutritional supplements for eye health has become more...
24-Oct-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Promise of Better Targeted Treatments Now Possible in Children’s Brain Cancer

More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer. Writing this week in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University...
27-Oct-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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