Latest Medical Education Shows

Fail Early, Fast and Cheap

Dec 20, 2013

Dr. Glen Prestwich, who holds 27 patents, has founded eight companies and was just made a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, discusses the University of Utah’s remarkable record in developing technology and creating spinoff companies. One of the secrets is to get students involved early ...

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Necessity is Still the Mother of Invention

Dec 20, 2013

Carl Wittwer, one of three health sciences faculty recently made a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, describes his work involving PCR, a way to copy fragments of DNA by the millions to look for disease, biological pathogens, conductgenetic research and more. Using parts of hairdryers and ...

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Following the Family Tree to Understand Cancer

Dec 20, 2013

Dr. Lisa Cannon-Albright helped discover the hereditary breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 as well as a gene that predisposes people to Melanoma. Listen to her explain how Utah’s rich genealogical resources have enabled the discovery of cancer genes by allowing researchers to find genetic ...

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Cannabidiol Treatment for Severe Epilepsy

Nov 19, 2013

You might have heard about a new cannabis-based treatment for children with severe forms of epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome. Cannabidiol, also referred to in Utah as “Alepsia”, has been reported to be effective in reducing seizures, but some families that want access for their children can’t ...

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