A new virtual reality game has helped Parkinson’s disease sufferers keep walking without losing their balance, falling, or struggling to turn.... Read More
Our department houses an active group of researchers, educators, and trainees dedicated to understanding how maintenance of metabolic health combats the development and progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
We maintain active engagement with other programs within University of Utah Health and endeavor to translate new research findings into clinical procedures and community outreach programs that improve quality of life. We welcome you to peruse our website to get a sense of the breadth of our research interests, degree programs, and outreach initiatives.
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Marco Bortolato, MD PhD, is an assosciate professor at University of Utah Health who studies the underlying biology in impulse control through animal models and how it manifests in violent behavior.... Read More
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According to a research team led by led by scientists at University of Utah Health aging can stem from too much of a good thing. Elevated levels of an important nutrient— the amino acid cysteine — jump starts the aging process. ... Read MoreBiochemistry
Nancy Allen’s clinical and academic work at University of Utah Health focuses on the self-management of diabetes in different racial, ethnic, and vulnerable populations.... Read More
Scientists at University of Utah Health recently discovered that people with high blood levels of ceramides are at least three or four times as likely to have a stroke or heart attack than those with lower blood levels of this lipid. ... Read More