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Michael K. Young Named New President of University of Utah

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The State Board of Regents Thursday selected Michael K. Young as the 14th President of the University of Utah. Young, 54, is currently the Dean of the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. President Young will assume his duties this summer. He will succeed J. Bernard Machen, who left January 1 to accept the Presidency of the University of Florida, and Dr. Lorris Betz who has served as Interim President. Dr. Betz will resume his previous roles as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Utah Health System.

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How Genes Orchestrate Facial Expressions

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University of Utah researchers have identified genes that ensure nerves develop in the correct part of the brain so mice can roll their eyeballs sideways, wiggle their whiskers, pull their ears back and blink their eyelids. The genes are common to all mammals, and so they likely help control human facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.

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Surprise: Blood Platelets can Reproduce

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University of Utah researchers led an international team of scientists that is the first to report on the previously undescribed ability of platelets to reproduce themselves in the circulation. Their revolutionary findings were published online ahead of print, Jan. 19, 2010, in the journal Blood.

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Steroids Not Effective in Treating Childhood Lower Respiratory Infections

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The use of steroid medication to treat bronchiolitis — a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants — does not prevent hospitalization or improve their respiratory symptoms, according to a study published in the July 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) resolve controversy from prior research and are expected to help guide treatment for the most common cause of infant hospitalization.

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UNP’s Adelante Students to Perform on Campus

Eighteen first-graders enrolled in Adelante’s ballet folklorico class will perform in the Student Union on Thursday, Nov. 16 during their next field trip to campus. They have been invited to be a part of the 12th Annual MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) High School Conference “Uniting Communities: Our Education, Our Liberation / Uniendo Comunidades: Nuestra Educacion, Nuestra Liberacion” because of the relationships MEChA students have developed as mentors for these students, said Luciano Marzuli, MEChA supervisor. They will perform during lunch at 12:30p in the Union Ballroom for over 400 high school students attending the conference.

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U of U to Participate in Limb Regeneration Research

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If salamanders and newts can regenerate a severed limb, why can’t humans? That’s the question University of Utah researcher Shannon Odelberg, Ph.D., is trying to answer as part of a $3.7 million multi-center research program funded by the government’s Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA). The research could one day benefit patients with major tissue loss–including U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The University of Pittsburgh is the lead center on the study but Odelberg is available to explain his research in the context of the study and its potential benefit to humans.

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