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Researchers use TRAX to uncover new information about air pollution in Utah

(Jan. 30, 2015)  A team of University of Utah researchers has launched an air pollution monitoring project that will result in a better understanding of air quality across the Wasatch Front. Utah researchers Logan Mitchell, Erik Crosman, John Horel, and John Lin of the University of Utah’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences are a few months Read More

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Cell Mechanism Discovered That May Cause Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion’s effects Read More

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Undergraduates study wildlife in Red Butte Canyon with camera traps

Jan. 26, 2015—Mountain lions, moose and bears, oh my! In the University of Utah’s own backyard lies Red Butte Canyon, the most pristine ecosystem along Utah’s Wasatch Front filled with a variety of wildlife species. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service and designated as a Research Natural Area, Red Butte is restricted to all except Read More

Jason Biggs and Baldomero Olivera

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

Ryan Schacht, University of Utah.

Men Want Commitment When Women are Scarce

The sexual stereotype, in line with evolutionary theory, is that women want commitment and men want lots of flings. But a study of the Makushi people in Guyana shows the truth is more complex, with men more likely to seek long-term relationships when women are in short supply. Read More