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Utah Governor’s Medal Given to Neli Ulrich, PhD, MS, for Outstanding Research and Leadership

Neli Ulrich joins a select group of recipients recognized for their impactful work in science and technology in Utah.
12-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Addiction Treatment Research Receives Major Funding

Researchers at Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah have been selected by Wellcome Leap to research an innovative ultrasound-based treatment for addiction as part of a $50 million commitment.
11-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Surprising Connection Between Male Infertility and Family Cancer Risk

A study by Joemy Ramsay, PhD, suggests families with infertile male relatives may face elevated cancer risks. Tapping into genetic data, families could help personalize cancer risk assessments.
10-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From Economics to Electrocardiograms, Data Science Projects Get a Boost From New Seed Grants

The seven funded projects range from an investigation of the potential benefits of virtual reality-based “nature” experiences for hospital patients, to tools that allow scientists to make full use of huge databases of biomedical information.
1-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hunting an Underground Epidemic

Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection that’s stealthily spreading through the soil and dust throughout the American West. An interdisciplinary research team is trying to map where the disease-causing fungus can survive and where it’ll...
1-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Could AI Predict Pregnancy Risk?

AI tools may outperform human doctors in predicting some medical outcomes, accounting for patients’ unique circumstances while reducing costs for those who don’t need specialized care. What are the risks of using AI to help make medical...
26-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Apps, AI, and the Future of Health Take Center Stage at DHI Symposium

More than a hundred researchers convened to brainstorm tools with the potential to extend care beyond the clinic, help doctors optimize care for each patient, and empower people to manage their own care.
14-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two New CZI Awards Power Studies of Metabolism and Intergenerational Memory

$2 million in total funds will accelerate interdisciplinary neurobiology research and scale up a search for new rules of human biochemistry.
12-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CDC Data Suggests Attitudes Are Shifting About the HPV Vaccine: Utah Vaccine Rates Among Teens Increased More Than 16%

Many more Utah teens are getting vaccinated for HPV, protecting them against six types of cancer. The state saw a significant increase in HPV vaccinations after a long history of mixed messages and misunderstandings about the vaccine. Huntsman...
4-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EDT

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

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