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  • Health Equity Physician-Researcher Named Chair of University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

    A prominent physician-researcher who has focused on improving the health of underserved and refugee populations and eliminating health disparities has been tapped to chair the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

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  • An Alternative to Opioids? Compound from Marine Snail Is a Potent Pain Reliever

    A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body.

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  • Scientists Discover How the Cells in Skin and Organ Linings Maintain Constant Cell Numbers

    Research published today in Nature from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell death.

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