U of U Human Geneticist Named One of 22 Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Nels C. Elde, Ph.D., studies evolutionary conflicts of cells and pathogens (SALT LAKE CITY)—A University of Utah assistant professor of human genetics who studies the evolutionary conflicts that arise between animal cells and pathogens has been named a 2012 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Nels C. Elde, Ph.D., is one of just 22 scientists nationwide to receive the honor, the…

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Poxviruses defeat antivirual defenses

Study helps explain how large DNA viruses undergo rapid evolution SALT LAKE CITY – Scientists have discovered that poxviruses, which are responsible for smallpox and other diseases, can adapt to defeat different host antiviral defenses by quickly and temporarily producing multiple copies of a gene that helps the viruses to counter host immunity. This discovery…

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Lynn Jorde and Janis Louie Named AAAS Fellows

SALT LAKE CITY – Two University of Utah faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. They are Lynn Jorde, professor and chair of human genetics, and Janis Louie, an associate professor of chemistry. Election as an AAAS…

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