Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are published online in the February 5th issue of The Journal of Immunology.... Read MorePathology
Department of Pathology
The Department of Pathology is dedicated to understanding the basis of disease, to teach knowledge to others, and to apply our understanding to improve medical diagnoses and treatment of patients. The research goal in the Department of Pathology is to extend our knowledge of the mechanisms of disease, especially at the molecular level. Such detailed information will hopefully lead to improved diagnoses, treatment, and eventually, prevention.
Investigators from the Department of Pathology, in collaboration with a group at Ohio State University, have shown that BRCA1—a well-known gene which when inherited in mutant form can pre-dispose individuals to breast and ovarian cancer—promotes a form of metabolism associated with more differentiated and noncancerous cells.... Read MorePathology
The Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (III) Initiative at the University of Utah has awarded seed grants to eight projects that support the initiative’s aim of exploring the fundamental function of the immune system as it relates to infectious and autoimmune diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.... Read MorePathology
Today, researchers are focusing on understanding the role of the immune system in controlling the range of arthritis severity that patients experience.... Read MorePathology
The Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (III) Initiative at the University of Utah was established in 2017 on the premise that a better understanding of the three "I"s will fundamentally change the way we think about disease. ... Read MorePathology
Kyla Ost, of the Round lab, was awarded a Helen Hay Whitney fellowship. ... Read MorePathology