University of Utah College of Engineering

Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks

Computer scientists at the University of Utah are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security technology. Read More

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Orly Alter, University of Utah

New Method Increases Accuracy of Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Diagnosis

Nearly anyone touched by ovarian cancer will tell you: it’s devastating. It’s bad enough that cancer in almost 80 percent of patients reaches advanced stages before diagnosis, and that most patients are expected to die within five years. But just as painfully, roughly one quarter of women diagnosed have no warning that they are resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy, the main line of defense, nor that they will likely have 18 months to live. Read More

Ben Bromley, University of Utah

Earthlike ‘Star Wars’ Tatooines may be common

March 30, 2015 – Luke Skywalker’s home in “Star Wars” is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such binary stars, and many researchers believe rocky planets cannot form there. Now, mathematical simulations show that Earthlike, solid planets such as Read More

University of Utah student chapter of the American Chemical Society

Chemistry Festival brings out the curious scientist in everyone

The second annual Chemistry Festival at the U is an event for children of all ages – and grown ups – to engage in hands-on experiments, including CSI-style forensic investigations, extraction of DNA, rocket building and more. Read More


New insights into little known but common birth defect: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not as well known as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, but like them it is a life-threatening birth defect, and is just as common. Occurring in one in 3,000 births, CDH causes the guts and liver to protrude through a defective diaphragm and into the chest cavity, where they interfere with the lungs. Read More