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Research

In addition to education, and the multitude of avenues and services that University of Utah Health provides, our faculty and staff conduct, collaborate, and initiate research. We advance knowledge through innovative, basic, and clinical research and translate our discoveries into applications that help people.

The University of Utah is ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation with particular distinctions in medicine and genetics. As a result of our benchmarking research, the university received over $309 million in research and student aid funding from external sources and ranks 15th in the nation for significant awards to faculty for research efforts.

Research in the health sciences spans many fields of study. From genetics, to molecular biology – from biomedical engineering to drug and pharmaceutical research; University of Utah researchers are on the leading edge of the development and enhancement of knowledge in the medical and health sciences.

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SACNAS Supports STEM Aspirations
Education
Oct 23, 2017

SACNAS Supports STEM Aspirations

Diabetes, , sacnas, infectious disease, diabetes, hiv

The University of Utah-sponsored 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans (SACNAS) conference offered more than 100 professional and leadership development sessions delving into everything from how to win grants to understanding the ethical implications of research with indigenous communities.... Read More

Driving Discovery


A Viral “Bait-and-Switch” Boosts Infection

Viruses have come up with a clever way of overcoming the organism it seeks to infect: it turns the host’s biology upon itself. But in the case of an aggressive herpesvirus that descends upon non-human primates, ...

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Vitamin C Regulates Blood Stem Cells, Decreasing Risk of Blood Cancer

Adult stem cells are a cellular blank slate.  These unspecialized cells grow for long periods and can morph into specialized cells to maintain and repair tissues in the body. Most adult stem cells produce special...

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The Severity of Heart Scar Tissue May Increase Incidence of Stroke

In a recent study, University of Utah Health researchers found severe left atrial fibrosis was associated with an increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, including stroke, heart att...

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Immune System Cells Protect Against CMV-Induced Hearing Loss in Mice

Immune system cells known as natural killer (NK) cells play an important protective role against hearing loss in mice infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Mot...

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