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Cell Mechanism Discovered That May Cause Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion’s effects Read More

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An Evening with Tony Kushner

Jan. 29, 2015 – The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents an evening with playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. Kushner will have an unscripted conversation with KUER’s Doug Fabrizio covering his past works, the state of performance arts and his passion for LGBTQ Read More

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University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Makes Debut at Sundance

(Jan.26, 2015) —Lights, camera, action! The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, and with it, the glamour and glitz that accompanies Hollywood’s arrival to Park City for a front seat to some of the best features in indie film. This year, the Hinckley Institute of Politics is taking part in the annual event, through Read More

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Undergraduates study wildlife in Red Butte Canyon with camera traps

Jan. 26, 2015—Mountain lions, moose and bears, oh my! In the University of Utah’s own backyard lies Red Butte Canyon, the most pristine ecosystem along Utah’s Wasatch Front filled with a variety of wildlife species. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service and designated as a Research Natural Area, Red Butte is restricted to all except Read More

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Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Bacteria

Jan. 22, 2015 – As many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These conditions, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are associated with an imbalance among the thousands of species of “good” bacteria that inhabit the gut. A University of Utah Read More