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2010-07-20 07:27:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - U.S. Laboratories and Physicians Will be Able to use Their ARUP Accounts to Order deCODE's Test for Assessing Risk of Prostate Cancer deCODE genetics and ARUP Laboratories today announced a partnership through which ARUP will offer deCODE's DNA-based prostate cancer risk assessment test to its clients nationwide. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, ARUP will integrate deCODE...

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2010-06-30 07:31:25

Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure Female zebra finches don't sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. University of Utah scientists discovered how: The males' stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to a whistle beyond the high end of a piano keyboard. "You have two variables "“ air pressure and muscle activity...

2010-06-11 09:15:00

EVERBERG, Belgium, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced today that its Performance Products division will increase prices in Europe for its polyetheramine, ethyleneamine and carbonate products, as listed below. The increases will be effective June 15, 2010, or as applicable contracts allow: JEFFAMINE(R) D series amines: 50 - 100 Euros per MT JEFFAMINE(R) T series amines: 75 - 100 Euros per MT All other...

2010-06-07 16:34:20

Substance in iron metabolism displays life-saving potential for inflammatory diseases In a surprising discovery that someday may lead to new treatments for many inflammatory diseases, University of Utah scientists found that a hormone involved in iron metabolism can save mice from deadly acute inflammation. "It's well recognized that the hormone hepcidin helps regulate iron balance. This study shows it has an additional, brand-new, unexpected role in reducing inflammation," says the study's...

2010-06-07 07:25:00

In the news release, Utah Utes Win Inaugural USA 7's Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational on NBC, issued 06-Jun-2010 by USA 7 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the fourth paragraph, second sentence, should read "Cal was trailing 26-21 when junior Connor Ring touched down" rather than "senior Keegan Engelbrecht" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Utah Utes Win Inaugural USA 7's Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational on...

2010-06-06 21:28:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Utah defeated rugby powerhouse California 31-26 in overtime to win the first-ever USA 7's Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational, which featured the top 16 teams in collegiate 7's rugby. The Utes and Golden Bears met in the finals of the three-day, 38 match event held at Columbus Crew Stadium. The USA 7's Rugby Collegiate Invitational was broadcast on NBC and Universal Sports on Saturday and Sunday. "This was an historic...

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2010-05-28 07:38:18

Bone-marrow transplants cure mice of hair-pulling compulsion A Nobel Prize-winning University of Utah geneticist discovered that bone marrow transplants cure mutant mice who pull out their hair compulsively. The study provides the first cause-and-effect link between immune system cells and mental illness, and points toward eventual new psychiatric treatments. "We're showing there is a direct relationship between a psychiatric disorder and the immune system, specifically cells named microglia...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has reached agreement with its reinsurance carriers to settle Huntsman's claims related to losses occurring as a result of the April 29, 2006, fire at its Port Arthur, Texas, olefins facility, subsequently sold to Flint Hills Resources. Under the agreement, Huntsman will receive cash proceeds of $110 million in settlement of its claims, which had been the subject of ongoing...

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2010-04-25 13:23:04

First mice, then fruit flies, and now knockout nematodes Knocking genes out of action allows researchers to learn what genes do by seeing what goes wrong without them. University of Utah biologists pioneered the field. Mario Capecchi won a Nobel Prize for developing knockout mice. Kent Golic found a way to cripple fruit fly genes. Now, biologist Erik Jorgensen and colleagues have devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms. "We developed a method that allows us to walk...

2010-04-22 16:32:43

University of Utah Brain Institute researcher leads multi-institution team in groundbreaking study SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- Although genetics is the most significant known determinant of human intelligence, how specific genes affect intelligence remains largely unknown. A multi-institution team led by a University of Utah (U of U) USTAR researcher has found that the brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS). The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.