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breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Changes Gene Activity That May Make Babies Less Reactive to...

It has long been known that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies. But can these benefits...
Childhood Seizure Disorder

Genetic Tools Uncover Cause of Childhood Seizure Disorder Missed by Other...

Early childhood seizures result from a rare disease that begin in the first months of life. Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed...
optics-less cameravideo

Picture This: Camera with No Lens

In the future, your car windshield could become a giant camera sensing objects on the road. Or each window in a home could be...
Breast Cancer

Research Identifies New Treatment Targets in Breast Cancer

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, have generated the first single...
Nanomedicine

Proof-Of-Concept Technique Makes Nanoparticles Attractive for New Medications

Since the development of insulin to manage diabetes, pharmacists have longed to create an insulin pill. Past attempts have failed, because insulin does not...
genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in people with retinitis pigmentosa, a...
Remake U.S. Electronics

University of Utah Engineers Join DARPA Effort to Remake U.S. Electronics

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, was awarded close to $2 million over four years to...
quantum phase transitions

Physicists Uncover Why Nanomaterial Loses Superconductivity

The struggle to keep drinks cold during the summer is a lesson in classical phase transitions. To study phase transitions, apply heat to a...
Lyme disease

Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Every year, more than 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease, an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium transferred during a tick bite. In a small percentage...
air pollution

Arctic Clouds Highly Sensitive to Air Pollution

In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such...
protein

Meet the Tiny Machines in Cells That Massacre Viruses

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of...
communications

Lightning-Fast Communications

A mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s known as a perovskite holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and computing. Researchers...
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With Midlife Comes Sexual Wisdom: Pitt Research Shows Women’s Sexuality Adapts...

While women experience changes with the menopausal transition that can negatively affect their sex lives, they often adapt behaviorally and psychologically to these changes,...
blindness

Researchers Identify Protein That Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

For millions of Americans, their world is dissolving into an unrecognizable blur. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease affecting one-third of the estimated 30...
tyrannosaur

Newly Discovered Tyrannosaur Fossil Represents the Most Complete Found in the...

A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah was...
lakes

Waves in Lakes Make Waves in the Earth

Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves...
old faithful

Old Faithful’s Geological Heart Revealed

Old Faithful is Yellowstone National Park’s most famous landmark. Millions of visitors come to the park every year to see the geyser erupt every...
blood thinner

Genetic Testing Helps Set Safe Dose of Common Blood Thinner

Warfarin is a blood thinner that is commonly prescribed to patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots. Despite its longtime use, warfarin remains tricky to...
hypothermia

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age....
blood pressure

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality...

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of...