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  • Bam.iobio: An Interactive, Real-Time, Sequence Alignment Inspector App

    Bam.iobio ( is the first app of its kind that allows scientists to analyze genome sequence data on their web browser, interactively, and in real-time, without having to rely on terabytes of storage and vast sources of computing power. The resource, developed by a team led by Gabor Marth, D.Sc., co-director of the USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery and human genetics professor at the University of Utah, appears online in the journal Nature Methods on Nov. 25.

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  • Are Ear Infections Overtreated in White Children?

    Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found. But the discrepancy in prescribing fewer broad-spectrum antibiotics means black children actually are more likely to receive care that aligns with the recommended guidelines for treating ear infections. Two possible behaviors behind this finding is overtreatment and overdiagnosis in white children and undertreatment and underdiagnosis in black children. The research appears in Pediatrics online on Nov. 17, 2014.

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  • Games4Health Challenges Awarding More Than $30,000

    David Eccles Business School along with the Center for Medical Innovation and Entertainment and Media Arts Engineering School have come together to form the Games4Health Challenges

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