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  • Rare Disease Day Organizers to Raise Awareness at Symposium and Statehouse Event

    Not so rare: 1 in 10 Utahns is affected by a rare or undiagnosed disease.

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  • Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia

    To investigate the specific causes and prevalence of childhood CAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study in collaboration with institutions including University of Utah Health Sciences. They report that among children diagnosed with pneumonia, viral infections were much more common than bacterial infections (73 vs. 15 percent), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the most commonly detected pathogen. The results, which could inform improved strategies for prevention and treatment, were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • New Insights Into Causes of ALS

    University of Utah neurologists Stefan Pulst, M.D., and Summer Gibson, M.D., are authors on a collaborative, multi-institutional study published in the journal Science. The research identifies mutations in a gene, TBK1, as contributing to ALS.

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