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Newswise: Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease
Released: 5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or diseased coronary arteries.

Newswise: Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed
Released: 1-Mar-2019 5:30 AM EST
Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed
Intermountain Healthcare

A new study has found that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second major adverse cardiovascular event by almost 50 percent, if they adhere to taking a statin medication as prescribed by their doctors.

Newswise: Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients with A-Fib and Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications
Released: 4-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EST
Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients with A-Fib and Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers found that performing catheter ablations on patients who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and carotid arterial disease reduces the risk of dementia and stroke compared to managing their care with medications.

Newswise: U Biologists Experimentally Trigger Adaptive Radiation
Released: 28-Feb-2019 4:35 PM EST
U Biologists Experimentally Trigger Adaptive Radiation
University of Utah

Over four years, descendants of the lice evolved heritable color differences that spanned the full color range of the lice genus. This is the first study to show that the evolutionary changes occurring within a single species (microevolution) echoed changes among different species that diverged millions of years ago (macroevolution).

Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:20 AM EST
Promising New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Moves Forward
University of Utah

A study published today in the journal Nature Medicine led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) describes a new therapeutic approach with potential for patients with pancreatic cancer. These researchers discovered a combination drug therapy that may effectively combat the disease. HCI researchers first observed anti-cancer impacts in a laboratory setting and, subsequently, in its first use in a human patient.

Newswise: Turning algae into fuel
Released: 4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST
Turning algae into fuel
University of Utah

A team of University of Utah chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer to produce biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST
Tracking Cholera in a Drop of Blood
University of Utah Health

A multi-institutional, international team of researchers has developed a method that identifies individuals recently infected with Vibrio cholerae O1. The results of the study are available online in the February 20 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Gory, Freaky, Cool: Marine Snail Venom Could Improve Insulin for Diabetic Patients
University of Utah Health

Researchers at University of Utah Health detailed the function of cone snail insulins, bringing them one step closer to developing a faster-acting insulin to treat diabetes.



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