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Scientists Address Gender Biases in Life Science Research at U. Utah

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The National Institutes of Health have recently been making a push for life science researchers across the country to address gender biases in their studies. In conjunction with these efforts, the NIH announced this September that it will give out $10.1 million in grants to more than 80 scientists studying a range of subjects, as long as the researchers agree to include females in their studies.

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Tags: migraine research, University of Utah Salt Lake City

Life Science Researchers at U. Utah Discover Leukemia Gene Mutation

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Leukemia is a cancer that’s unusual in that it begins in the bone marrow and invades the blood. The most prominent treatment options – drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors – have allowed for a 95 percent survival rate over the past five years and also allow leukemia patients to lead relatively normal lives.

"Fortunately, the problems we are studying affect a minority of chronic myeloid leukemia patients, but still, this leaves some patients with no good treatment option at all," said lead author and University of Utah life science researcher Dr. Thomas O'Hare. "Our goal is to have a tyrosine kinase inhibitor option for every patient."

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Tags: 2014, Utah, UUtah, cancer research, UT, University of Utah Salt Lake City

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