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Scientists Discover Roles for a Cellular Motor in Cancer

Utah scientists have discovered new functions of a key cellular machine that regulates gene packaging and is mutated in 20% of human cancers. The study was published in print today in the journal Molecular Cell.
19-Nov-2020 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Unexpected Protective Role for Brain Swelling After Injury

Following a brain-injuring bump or blow to the head, brain cells and blood vessels typically swell. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase in pressure inside the skull, and managing swelling is critical for patients with traumatic...
3-Nov-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Emerging Treatment Helps Reverse Heart Failure in Some Patients

In a new multicenter study, researchers led by University of Utah Health physicians report that an emerging heart failure treatment could potentially reverse structural damage to the heart, allowing it to heal itself over time. Overall, 19 (40%)...
26-Oct-2020 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Leadership Announcement: Cairns Named Chief Academic Officer, Welm Named Senior Director of Basic Science

Today, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) announced new leadership appointments for two long-standing cancer center members.
16-Oct-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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HIV Up Close: Unprecedented View of Virus Reveals Essential Steps for Causing AIDS

Accomplishing a feat that had been a pipe dream for decades, scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Virginia have recreated in a test tube the first steps of infection by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes...
4-Oct-2020 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Back Pain with Sciatica More Likely to Improve with Immediate Physical Therapy

For people who experience back pain with sciatica, meaning their pain radiates into their leg, it may be worthwhile to start physical therapy right away, according to new research reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. That approach is different...
29-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s First ‘Pathoconnectome’ Could Point Toward New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have achieved another first in the field of connectomics, which studies the synaptic connections between neurons. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded lab has produced...
29-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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5 For The Fight Announces Inaugural Class of Cancer Research Fellows at Huntsman Cancer Institute

5 For The Fight, a global movement inviting everyone to give $5 for the fight against cancer, today announced the inaugural recipients of the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellowship in partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University...
29-Sep-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

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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University of Utah Health is the state’s only academic health care system, providing leading-edge and compassionate care for a referral area that encompasses 10 percent of the US, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health touts a $408 million research enterprise and trains the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 health care providers each year at its Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals: University Hospital, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University Orthopaedic Center, and the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. For 11 straight years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 US academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.

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