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Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

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“Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the US…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine...
18-Jun-2017 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding the Perfect Match: A New Approach to Battle Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but bacteria evolved resistance. According to the CDC, more than 2 million people in the U.S. develop MDR infections every year. Researchers at Univ. of Utah developed a rapid screen to pair...
14-Jun-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Cancer Drug Tested in Mice May Benefit Certain Leukemia Patients

Almost 6,000 new cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, are expected to be diagnosed this year in the United States. Scientists have found up to 30 percent of adult ALL patients have what’s called a Philadelphia chromosome, where two...
9-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Get Ready: Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

This automated machine could reduce a surgical procedure from two hours to two and a half minutes by replacing hand drills for one type of complex cranial surgery.
26-Apr-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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