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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

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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

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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

Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Suicide Risk

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 people in the country every year, similar to the number of deaths caused by the opioid epidemic. Previous studies show that suicide tracks in families...
16-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Blood Pressure Guideline Could Prevent 3 Million Cardiovascular Events Over 10 Years

In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines, lowering hypertension threshold to 130/80 mm Hg from the previous 140/90 mm Hg. A new study predicts that achieving and...
16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

When Your Brain Won’t Hang Up: Sustained Connections Associated with Symptoms of Autism

For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain.
13-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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


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