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New Clues from Fruit Flies about the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones’ impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone that is structurally and functionally similar to human steroid hormones...
8-Jul-2020 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Causes ‘Hyperactivity’ in Blood-Clotting Cells

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. The researchers found...
30-Jun-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Clues to COVID-19 Complications Come from NET-like Inflammatory Response

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses—is part of an immune...
29-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Study of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Young Adult Men Reveals “Hotspots” of Death in the United States

A study led by Charles Rogers, PhD, examines a trend of increasing incidence and mortality among young men diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The authors identify "hotspot" areas of the U.S. where colorectal cancer is on the rise. For men with...
26-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Rate We Acquire Genetic Mutations Could Help Predict Lifespan, Fertility

Differences in the rate that genetic mutations accumulate in healthy young adults could help predict remaining lifespan in both sexes and the remaining years of fertility in women, according to University of Utah Health scientists. Their study,...
18-Jun-2020 7:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify a Moving Target in Small Cell Lung Tumors

About 15 percent of lung cancers are classified as small cell lung cancer. Recent studies have indicated that four major subtypes of small cell lung cancer exist, yet approaches to tailor treatment of these subtypes have not yet become standard of...
1-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sea Snail, Human Insulin Hybrid Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments

Nearly a century after insulin was discovered, an international team of researchers including University of Utah Health scientists report that they have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of the hormone, one that combines the...
28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Up to 33% of Medication Errors

Despite improvements in their performance over the past decade, electronic health records (EHRs) commonly used in hospitals nationwide fail to detect up to one in three potentially harmful drug interactions and other medication errors, according to...
27-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

What is known about the childhood inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

21-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

Expert @UofUHealth: New Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Escaped From Lab

4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks...
11-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST

China’s coronavirus: Answers from an expert

A virus spreading in China has the world on alert.
27-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST

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Three Years’ Experience with Hospital Price Transparency @UofUHealth

25-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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