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Military Sexual Trauma Associated with Higher Risk for Veteran Homelessness

The devastating consequences of sexual trauma in the military reported by 25 percent of female and 1 percent of male veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces are associated with a much higher risk for homelessness
19-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says


End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events - including deaths and heart failure hospital admissions - than a placebo-controlled group, according to a new...
31-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Treatment Reduces Precancerous Polyps in Hereditary Cancer Patients


Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. While colon cancer can be kept at bay by removing the large intestine, these patients also have up to a 15% risk of getting cancer in the small...
17-Mar-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, Ph.D., Named Dean of University of Utah School of Dentistry


Internationally acclaimed clinical scholar, academic leader assumes begins in new role on May 15, 2016.
20-Mar-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Within Six Families, a Path to Personalized Treatment for an Immune Disorder


The most common immune disorder, common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID), is notoriously difficult to diagnose early, before serious complications develop. Genetic analysis of six families from across the U.S. and Europe has revealed that...
11-Mar-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hidden in Plain Sight: Well-Known Drug Could Yield New Treatment for Herpes Viruses


In a search for new antiviral drugs, University of Utah scientists found that a common heart failure medicine, spironolactone, has an unexpected ability to block Epstein Barr virus (EBV), a herpesvirus that causes mononucleosis. The drug blocks a...
9-Mar-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Utah Biochemist Wins JDRF Grant to Develop 'Smart' Insulin

A University of Utah biochemist is one of four researchers worldwide to receive a grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi US Services Inc. to develop glucose-responsive insulin.
4-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ancient Viral Invaders in Our DNA Help Fight Today's Infections

Roughly eight percent of our DNA comes from viruses that infected our ancestors millions of years ago. New research by University of Utah geneticists shows that more than an oddity, the viral DNA switches on genes responsible for initiating an...
28-Feb-2016 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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