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2014-10-15 08:29:49

Procedure is one of several historic firsts performed at University of Utah Health Care's transplant program. SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspen Erickson was running out of time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/DC59634LOGO At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder that causes liver disease. Instead of celebrating milestone moments with their baby as the months ticked by, Aspen's parents watched...

2014-10-10 23:00:54

Marketing Mentors Tracy Smith and Peter Neuenswander, founders of eComBloggers asked to be guest speakers at the University of Utah’s 2010 Entrepreneurial Marketing class. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Peter Neuenswander and Tracy Smith of eCommBlogger are pleased to announce they were guest speakers for the Entrepreneurial Marketing 2010 class at the University of Utah. The Internet marketing coaches and online experts presented to entrepreneurial-minded students on...

Study Confirms Teens Still Sending Naked Selfies
2014-10-10 03:18:07

Provided by University of Utah A new study from the University of Utah confirms that substantial numbers of teens are sexting – sending and receiving explicit sexual images via cellphone. Though the behavior is widely studied, the potentially serious consequences of the practice led the researchers to more accurately measure how frequently teens are choosing to put themselves at risk in this fashion. The study surveyed 1,130 undergraduate students about their experiences sexting in...

asteroid hunter Patrick Wiggins
2014-09-25 03:00:11

Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah. Discovered on Sept. 8, 2008, by longtime Utah astronomy educator Patrick Wiggins, the asteroid also known as 391795 (2008 RV77) this month was renamed Univofutah by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “It’s neat,” Wiggins says....

supermassive black hole
2014-09-18 04:40:12

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments, astronomers from the University of Utah and an international team of colleagues have discovered a supermassive black hole in the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1, making it the smallest galaxy ever found to host one of these enormous light-sucking objects. [ Watch the Video: Artist’s Impression Of Dwarf Galaxy M60-UCD1′s Formation ] Anil Seth, an assistant professor of...

Tibetan locals
2014-08-19 03:00:55

Julie Kiefer, University of Utah In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged as much on strides in cultural diplomacy as on scientific advancements, is the first to identify a genetic variation, or mutation, that contributes to the adaptation, and to reveal how it works. The research appeared online in the journal Nature Genetics on Aug....

2014-07-10 12:31:08

Genetic Testing Service Designed to Detect Genetic Variants Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disorders of Childhood Development PROVO, Utah, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics, the leader in genome annotation and interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, Inc., to provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics for Lineagen's NextStep(Dx) PLUS. Lineagen, focused on the diagnostic evaluation of neurodevelopmental and neurological...

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

2014-06-03 12:46:35

Noted American economist, best-selling author to speak to graduates SALT LAKE CITY, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About 80 high school seniors who learned online will turn the tassel on June 5 at an in-person graduation ceremony in Salt Lake City for Utah Virtual Academy, a public online school serving students in grades K-12. Paul Zane Pilzer, a noted American economist, best-selling author, and social entrepreneur, will be speaking to this year's graduating class. Mr. Pilzer has...

2014-05-15 12:33:43

Academic Partnership Leverages One of the Nation's Largest Healthcare Datasets to Bridge the Gap Between Clinical Knowledge and Technical Know-How to Improve Patient Care BOWIE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced the University of Utah has entered into a multi-year engagement to utilize Distributed Analytics((TM)), Inovalon's health data analytics solution....


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