The Board of Directors of Huntsman Cancer Foundation has elected Peter R. Huntsman as Chairman of the Board effective immediately. He replaces his father, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., who founded Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and was its principal benefactor. Jon M. Huntsman passed away earlier this month. ... Read More
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New research from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can give rise to all the many cell types of the adult animal. The findings, published today in the journal Cell, have significant implications for understanding how early development is orchestrated, and provides a mechanism for how parental environment might impact the expression of these genes in the offspring.... Read More
A vibrant ecosystem of data, information, and knowledge can optimize health care. ... Read MoreBiomedical Informatics
Statement from the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Regarding Maternal Sleep Practices and Late Stillbirth
Association between maternal sleep practices and late stillbirth not justified, according to U of U Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; pregnant women can rest easy that sleeping on their backs does not lead to an increased risk of stillbirth.... Read MoreObstetrics and Gynecology
sometimes the most inspiring examples of athleticism, courage, sportsmanship, and perseverance happen off the field of competition.... Read More
Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. ... Read More
Scientists at University of Utah Health have developed a test that can quickly identify populations that had been recently infected with cholera. The new test can be easily deployed in the field as a first step in dec...
As the opioid epidemic continues to batter communities across the country, primary care physicians are on the front lines, providing about half of all opioid prescriptions in the United States. Managing care for patie...
The important role of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), which works to increase red blood cell production, in treating anemia has been known for decades. But as clinical trials examine EPO as a potential treatment for...
When there are fewer than two dozen people in the world with a specific disease, the hopes for finding new treatments are minimal. But a team led by Clement Chow, Ph.D., a geneticist at University of Utah Health, show...