News Clips for Nov. 20, 2018

Predicting Pressure Injuries with Machine Learning, EHR Data

Researchers at the University of Utah are using EHR data and machine learning to identify critical care patients at high risk for soft tissue injuries.

Researchers identify genetic changes that could increase risk for death by suicide

Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals.

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk

New research finds four genetic variants that may raise the risk of dying by suicide, regardless of environmental factors. The study also identifies hundreds of other genes that require further analysis and that may also raise the likelihood that a person dies by suicide.

Exploring the genetic contribution to suicide risk

Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals.

DOCTORS HAVE FOUND WHICH GENES ARE PUSHING FOR SUICIDE

Only four changes in the genes can increase the risk of suicidal tendencies in humans. To such conclusion came researchers from the University of Utah after he tried to identify the main genetic factors that may increase the risk of suicide, according to Medical Xpress.

President Trump Names Pro-Life Neurobiology Professor to National Science Board

A nationally-recognized scientist who has testified in support of unborn babies is President Donald Trump’s new choice for the National Science Board. Dr. Maureen Condic, an associate professor at the University of Utah who specializes in neurobiology, is widely known for her work on spinal cord repair, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Earlier this month, Trump chose her to fill one of the 25 seats on the National Science Board.