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Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species a giant,...
12-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Treatment Reverses Signs of Two Degenerative Brain Diseases, ALS and Ataxia, in Mice

Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual’s ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by scientists at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a...
10-Apr-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Beckman Foundation Awards University of Utah $2.5 Million for Atomic-Scale Microscope

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The University of Utah is one of just five institutions in the world to be awarded a $2.5 million grant to purchase a state of the art cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM), the Beckman Foundation announced today. The microscope, which will be able to...
4-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Common Tests Aren’t Effective in Predicting Premature Births, According to New National Study

Two screening tests often used to try to predict which pregnant women are likely to deliver prematurely aren’t effective in low-risk women, according to a national collaborative study of more than 10,000 women, led by clinician-researchers at...
9-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease

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During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists at University...
3-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s

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It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the...
16-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever

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A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits...
17-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is Preeclampsia a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and colleagues at the John A. Moran Center and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of...
15-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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