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Oct 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
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University of Utah Surgeons Perform World's Smallest Liver-Kidney Transplant to Save Toddler's Life

Aspen Erickson was running out of time. At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder...

Sep 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens Oct. 11 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

A unique tropical tree. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A multi-billion-dollar worldwide business....

Sep 11, 2014, 18:17 ET
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A better way to teach evolution? There's an app for that.

The University of Utah Health Sciences' Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) will receive $3 million over the next four years to develop an...

Sep 11, 2014, 16:01 ET
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Cutting Health Care Costs One Appendix at a Time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that given the choice between a less costly...

Aug 14, 2014, 08:41 ET

Misr University for Science and Technology Inaugurates the College of Special Education

A Pioneer College in Egypt and the Middle East  Misr University for Science and Technology, established 1996 in Egypt, with 12 colleges and...

Jul 28, 2014, 13:00 ET
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OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge attracts $100 million gift

 Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer...

May 30, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Powerful New Tool Combs Family Genomes to Find Shared Genetic Variants That Cause Disease

Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a...

May 29, 2014, 18:00 ET

Steve Tisch Donates $10 Million To UCLA Program Devoted To Researching And Treating Sports Concussions, Especially In Youth

Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department...

May 28, 2014, 17:23 ET

David Geffen To Receive UCLA's Highest Honor At School Of Medicine Commencement

 Entertainment magnate and influential philanthropist David Geffen (Beverly Hills) will receive the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor,...

May 20, 2014, 13:35 ET

Southern California University of Health Sciences Launches First Professional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is proud to announce the launch of a landmark new First Professional Doctorate Program...

May 08, 2014, 13:09 ET

$4 Million From Eli And Edythe Broad Foundation Will Support UCLA Research

 Two new gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million will fund research in stem cell science and digestive...

Apr 23, 2014, 08:00 ET
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University of Utah Health Care's Online Physician Reviews Continue to Lead Transparency Efforts in Academic Medicine

 As other health care systems around the country prepare to follow in the footsteps of University of Utah Health Care —the first hospital...

Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET
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University of Utah's New Phevor Software Identifies Disease-Causing Gene Mutations in Three Undiagnosed Children

A new computational tool developed at the University of Utah has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate...

Apr 10, 2014, 10:56 ET

Birds of Paradise Reveals All 39 Species and the Amazing Adventure to Find Them, May 3-September 1

 Travel to New Guinea this spring and follow a real-life adventure to discover exotic birds-of-paradise, an elegant example of extreme...

Apr 02, 2014, 16:22 ET

UCLA Hospitals Serve Up Antibiotic-Free Beef And Chicken

Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of...

Apr 01, 2014, 15:56 ET

Institute for Genome Sciences Awarded FDA Contract to Expand Genome Sequence Database for Pathogen Identification

Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract...

Mar 24, 2014, 17:09 ET
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From DNA To Diagnosis: USTAR Center For Genetic Discovery To Integrate Genome Data Into Patient Care

The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California based Omicia, Inc, to make analyzing a patient's genome as routine as...

Feb 05, 2014, 14:40 ET
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Study Shows 3-D Heart Imaging Can Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong clinical evidence for the use of 3-D MRI...

Jan 06, 2014, 15:45 ET

Southern California University of Health Sciences Selected for the Department of Veterans Affairs' First-Ever Chiropractic Residency Program

Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) is proud to announce its participation in the first ever VA chiropractic residency...

Dec 16, 2013, 08:00 ET

KAUST's 4th Commencement and Inauguration of President Chameau

 The 2013 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) master's and doctoral candidates were awarded their degrees at the...