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.

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Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease
Research
Mar 08, 2017

Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease

ibd, crohns disease, yeast

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists at University of Utah Health Sciences used mouse studies to show the role of yeast in aggravating the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Their work suggests that allopurinol, a generic drug already on the market, could offer some relief. ... Read More

Pathology
Research
Dec 22, 2016

Microbial Pathogenesis Retreat TWiEVO Podcast

From the Microbial Pathogenesis Retreat of the University of Utah School of Medicine, held at the Utah Museum of Natural History, Nels and Vincent speak with faculty members about their work on bacteria, fungi, viruses, and mirror-image biochemistry.... Read More

Pathology
Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death
Research
Sep 28, 2016

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

Internal Medicine, , zika, infectious disease

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City unravel the mystery behind a rare Zika-related death in an adult, and unconventional transmission to a second patient in a correspondence published online on September 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Details point to an unusually high concentration of virus in the first patient’s blood as being responsible for his death. The phenomenon may also explain how the second patient may have contracted the virus through casual contact with the primary patient, the first such documented case. ... Read More

Pathology

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Peter Jensen

Peter E. Jensen, MD
ARUP Presidential Professor and Chair

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