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Gory, Freaky, Cool: Marine Snail Venom Could Improve Insulin for Diabetic Patients

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.
12-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Mitigating Concussive Brain Injuries

Researchers at University of Utah Health and University of Washington found an FDA-approved cancer drug--paclitaxel--offers protection to mice after experiencing mild traumatic brain injuries.
31-Jan-2019 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide Risk in People with Autism

Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism, particularly females, the...
18-Jan-2019 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


States with Fewer Melanoma Diagnoses Have Higher Death Rates

Researchers at University of Utah Health conducted a state-by-state analysis to understand the geographic disparities for patients diagnosed with melanoma. The results of their study suggest that lower survival is associated with more practicing...
11-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Genes Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Researchers identified three new sites in the genome that appear to be associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
20-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Big Datasets Pinpoint New Regions to Explore the Genome for Disease

Researchers use a data set of more than 100,000 individuals to identify genetic regions intolerant to change that may underlie developmental disorders.
9-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Report Reveals Link between Air Pollution and Increased Risk for Miscarriage

Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front — the most populous region in the state of Utah — had a...
5-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Why Patients Lie to Their Doctors

Up to 80 percent of those surveyed have lied to their doctor about information that could impact their health, including accurately describing their diet and how often they exercised. When survey participants explained their reasoning for doing so,...
27-Nov-2018 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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