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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Scientists Discover Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

SALT LAKE CITY — Elephants almost never get cancer.

The mystery of why that's so launched an investigation three years ago by a team of Utah scientists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Now they're going public with some answers that might open a whole new front in the war on cancer.

"You would expect elephants — (because) they're so large and so big, they have so many cells in their body dividing all the time to get to be so large — you'd think just by chance alone they'd have to get cancer," said Dr. Joshua Schiffman, the lead scientist on the project.

Their research paper points the figure at a mysterious gene, known as P53, which stood out in previous scientific studies as a factor of interest. "P53 is the superhero of our body, the guardian of our genome," Schiffman said. "Its job is to fly around our cells and make sure that we don't get cancer."

Most humans have two copies of the P53 gene in each cell. Many cancer victims have one copy. But if P53 genes are weapons against cancer, elephants are packing heat in a big way. "Elephants have evolved 40 copies of this gene," Schiffman said, expressing astonishment at the apparent arsenal in elephant cells.

More Coverage:

Link 1 (Deseret News)

Link 2 (Webpage of Schiffman Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute)

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