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Premature Births Cost Health Plans $6 Billion Annually

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A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black, White or Multicultural: Constructing Race in Two Countries

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A new study demonstrates the strong influence ancestry plays in Americans’ interpretation of whether someone is black, white or multiracial, highlighting differences in the way race is socially constructed in the U.S. compared to other parts of...
18-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lassonde Institute Releases Annual Report for 2016-17

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The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, released its annual report for 2016-17. It shows significant growth and achievements after opening the much...
12-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature Imagery Calms Prisoners

Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some of the harshest...
29-Aug-2017 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Magic Formula to Predict Attraction Is More Elusive Than Ever

Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion. The study, which used speed dating data, found a computer could...
30-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Epigenetics May Explain How Darwin’s Finches Respond to Rapid Environmental Change

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Epigenetics may explain how Darwin’s finches respond to rapid environmental changes.
21-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Putting It to the Test

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University of Utah researchers led by chemical engineering and chemistry professor Marc has developed a rapid portable screening test for liver cancer that doesn’t involve sending a specimen to a blood lab and cuts the wait time for results from...
23-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeted Forest Regeneration: A Blueprint for Conserving Tropical Biological Diversity?

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A new University of Utah-led study shows that targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates of bird...
18-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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