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Genetic Risk for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Lou Gehrig, the legendary “Iron Horse” of baseball known for his durability on the diamond, is among the most famous people to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rare progressive […]

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Insights Into Diabetes

An experimental treatment can essentially reverse type 1 diabetes in certain types of laboratory mice. An injection of the therapeutic agent converts cells that normally control glucose production into ones […]

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Promising HIV Treatment

University of Utah scientists have developed an injectable drug that blocks HIV, the virus that causes the life-long disease acquired immunodefiniciency syndrome (AIDS). The new drug potentially offers long-lasting protection from […]

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Understanding Autism

About one in 54 American children are diagnosed with autism by age 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Utah’s prevalence rate is even higher, with about […]

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Sound Treatment for Brain Disorders

When things get rough, many Americans turn to prescription pills. About one in eight over the age of 12 take antidepressants for mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, and a […]

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Secrets to Binocular Vision

Without binocular vision, it’s harder to judge distances or depth,  or see an image in 3D. As a result, everyday activities such as catching a ball, driving a car, reading […]

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Animal Research Helps Animals, Too

Many first-time pet owners quickly learn how many diseases and conditions affect our four legged friends just as they do people. Dogs get urinary tract infections and cancer. Cats develop […]

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