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First-Ever Genomic Study of Puberty Yields Insights into Development, Cancer, and Infertility

In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence.
9-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Zinc, Folic Acid Supplements Fail to Enhance Male Fertility

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical...
7-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

NIH Grant Could Lead to Better Understanding of How Air Pollutants Aggravate Asthma in Children

A multidisciplinary team of University of Utah Health scientists has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of variations in pollutant-sensing genes in the lungs could influence air pollution’s effects on children who...
19-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium to be Held Jan. 16-17, 2020

The 8th annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will host thought leaders and noted speakers from around the globe to discuss ground-breaking research in the field of cardiac recovery.
16-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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“Seeing Others Suffer Is Too Stressful”: Why People Buy, Trade, Donate Medications on the Black Market

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the “black market” for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of...
3-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hibernating Mammals Arouse Hope for Genetic Solutions to Obesity, Metabolic Diseases

University of Utah Health scientists say they have detected new genetic clues about hibernation that could lead to better understanding and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders that afflict millions of people worldwide.
22-Nov-2019 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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One-third of reproductive age women have health conditions that may complicate pregnancy

One in three women of reproductive age have at least one chronic condition that could compromise their health or lead to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, according to University of Utah Health scientists.
5-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Complex Cellular Machine Visualized to Yield New Insights in Cancer

Cellular machines that control chromosome structure, such as the RSC complex, are mutated in about one-fifth of all human cancers. Now, for the first time, scientists have developed a high-resolution visual map of this multi-protein machine,...
31-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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