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Study Highlights Role of Rare Genetic Mutations in ALS
Research
Jun 22, 2017

Study Highlights Role of Rare Genetic Mutations in ALS

Clinical Neurosciences Center, , als, lou gehrig's disease

90 to 95 percent of ALS cases are “sporadic”, meaning these patients had no clear family history of the condition, and therefore no indication that they were at risk. A new study by investigators at University of Utah health shows that approximately one-fifth of these cases do have signs of a genetic predisposition toward the disease: these patients carry detrimental mutations associated with the familial form of ALS.... Read More

Neurology
From DNA to Decision-making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward a Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects
Research
Jun 22, 2017

From DNA to Decision-making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward a Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

heart disease

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children.... Read More

Neurobiology and Anatomy
Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate
Research
Jun 21, 2017

Yarraman Flu or Horse Flu? Words and Graphics Influence Willingness to Vaccinate

vaccine

“Yarraman flu is a virus quickly infecting the U.S. .…” The mock announcement was enough to make readers worry. But when the name of the hypothetical illness was changed to “horse flu”, readers reported being less motivated to get a vaccine that would prevent them from contracting the illness. The research was published as two studies in Vaccine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. ... Read More

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