Robert H. Lustig, M.D.

Is Sugar Poisoning Us?

Robert H. Lustig, the physician who raised alarm bells that a sugary diet is causing a global crisis in human health, will deliver the University of Utah’s latest Frontiers of Science Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 6. Read More

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In Amazon Wars, Bands of Brothers-in-Law

When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close kin like chimpanzees do. And the spoils of war came from marrying their allies’ sisters and daughters, rather than taking their victims’ land and women. Read More

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Talking to Your Car is Often Distracting

Two new AAA-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. Read More

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Asteroid Named for University of Utah

Sept. 23, 2014 – What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah. Discovered on Sept. 8, 2008, by longtime Utah astronomy educator Patrick Wiggins, the asteroid also known as 391795 (2008 RV77) this month was renamed Univofutah Read More

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U Collaborates with Software Company to Train Student Innovators

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced a new collaboration with PTC, a global provider of technology solutions that enable businesses to create, operate and service products. The two organizations will provide student entrepreneurs and innovators with PTC software for smart, connected product design and related learning opportunities to help them prepare for real-world jobs. Read More