University of Utah biochemist Erhu Cao named Pew Scholar

June 19, 2017

  Erhu Cao, assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Utah Health, was named a 2017 Pew Scholar for his exploration of atomic-scale mechanisms to understand how cell membrane proteins function under normal and diseased states. Cao is one of 22 scientists nationwide to receive the honor from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Scholars Program in […]

Creative dance can increase social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder

June 1, 2017

Researchers at the University of Utah have found the use of creative dance helps increase social play skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. “Research has demonstrated that play is central to the development of children’s language and cognitive skills,” said Catherine Nelson, associate professor of special education at the U. “However, children with autism […]