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  • Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s

    It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders.

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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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