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Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Bacteria

Jan. 22, 2015 – As many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These conditions, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are associated with an imbalance among the thousands of species of “good” bacteria that inhabit the gut. A University of Utah Read More

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Undergraduate students to present research on Utah’s Capitol Hill

Undergraduate students at the University of Utah and Utah State University will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Read More

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Changing Latino demographic in Utah highlighted in new book by University of Utah professor

A new book by University of Utah professor Armando Solórzano is providing a roadmap of Latino history in Utah—a narrative that might soon make its way into more classrooms and could one day become part of state curriculum in Utah public schools. Read More

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U No. 2 for Nontraditional Students

For more than a decade, nearly a third of the students enrolled at the University of Utah were over age 25, a trend that’s catching on with the rest of the country. With years of experience supporting adult learners, it’s no surprise the U was ranked No. 2 by BestColleges.com in its list of top 50 colleges for older students. Read More

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Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin

The venom of a tropical cone snail contains large amounts of specialized insulin that rapidly disables fish. Discoverers at the University of Utah say this stripped down version of the hormone may prove useful in studying insulin function and energy metabolism in people. Read More