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A New Approach to Preventing Surgical Complications

Each year, almost 500,000 open heart surgeries are performed in the United States. During these operations, surgeons rely on heart-lung machines to keep patients alive while they transplant healthy arteries and veins onto an ailing heart. However, these machines aren’t perfect.

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Understanding Lou Gehrig's Disease

Research in the tropical fish, zebrafish, has turned up clues that could help understand causes and new treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Promising HIV Treatment

HIV drug

University of Utah scientists have developed an injectable drug that blocks HIV, the virus that causes the life-long disease acquired immunodefiniciency syndrome (AIDS).

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Battling COVID-19


In the battle against COVID-19, animal research is crucial for developing strategies to understand and combat the disease.

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Last Updated: 6/7/21