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Reimagining Evolution Education: Free, Multimedia High School Curriculum Brings New Life to Old Concepts

Gone are the days of heavy science textbooks with over-used examples and hard-to-grasp lessons. The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah is bringing science education into the 21st century with an online, interactive and...
9-Oct-2018 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


ADHD May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease and Similar Disorders

Researchers at University of Utah Health found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and Parkinson-like diseases than individuals with no ADHD history.
7-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Following Twitter Conversations Around Hacked Diabetes Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the diabetes community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology.
5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding That Links ALS/Ataxia to Cellular Stress Opens New Approaches for Treatment

Scientists at University of Utah Health report for the first time that a protein, called Staufen1, accumulates in cells of patients suffering from degenerative ataxia or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
7-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Tools Uncover Cause of Childhood Seizure Disorder Missed by Other Methods

Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases.
9-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Decreases Need for Cesarean Section

Inducing labor in healthy women at 39 weeks into their pregnancy reduces the need for cesarean section and is at least as safe for mother and baby as waiting for spontaneous labor. Choosing to induce could also reduce the risk that mothers will...
6-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Proof-of-Concept Technique Makes Nanoparticles Attractive for New Medications

Researchers at University of Utah Health developed a proof-of-concept technology using nanoparticles that could offer a new approach for oral medications.
6-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lessons from Flies: Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

By analyzing thousands of flies, scientists at University of Utah Health found that variation in a background gene, called Baldspot, can make a difference in severity of the disease.
6-Aug-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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