Science & Technology

U students to present research on Capitol Hill

January 18, 2017

Jan. 24, 2017— Undergraduate students at the University of Utah and Utah State University will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Research on Capitol Hill, now in its 17th year, gives lawmakers and the public a glimpse […]


Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential to Recover From Advanced Heart Failure

January 18, 2017

Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies. “Based on everything a doctor […]


U faculty and alums win Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology

January 9, 2017

University of Utah faculty and alumni won six out of 12 of the 2016 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. The U’s winners are Cynthia Burrows of the Department of Chemistry, Cynthia Furse of the Department of Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Adam Beehler of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Vivian S. Lee of […]


Sustainable Manufacturing

January 6, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected this week by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute — a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed critical […]


Rocky Mountain haze

January 5, 2017

Jan. 6, 2017— Many people head to the mountains in the summer to get above the haze of the cities and valleys. A new study finds that the haze could be catching up. University of Utah atmospheric scientist Gannet Hallar and colleagues find a correlation between the severity of drought in the Intermountain West and […]


U to showcase four novel technologies at CES 2017

December 22, 2016

Four innovative University of Utah technologies will be exhibited at CES 2017, the world’s largest and best-known technology trade show. The event runs from Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. It marks the U’s third consecutive year at the event—and largest representation yet. CES, which attracted more than 177,000 visitors and 3,800 exhibitors from around the […]


Biologists follow ‘fossilizable’ clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur ancestors became athletes

December 22, 2016

Many mammals and birds are remarkable athletes; mice work hard to dig burrows for protection and sparrows fight gravity with each flap of their wings. In order to have the energy to sustain vigorous exercise, the body’s tissues need a steady supply of oxygen, and red blood cells (RBCs) are the center of the oxygen […]


Let’s Play!

December 5, 2016

Virtual reality is all the rage in video gaming, and the University of Utah’s No. 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game development program is exploring all the ways this hyper-realistic form of interactivity can be informative as well as fun. Five new VR games and educational apps along with more than 30 other […]


Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

November 30, 2016

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov. 30, the research is a step toward a nature-inspired means for delivering therapeutics directly to […]


This Is Your Brain on God

November 29, 2016

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings will be published Nov. 29 in the journal Social Neuroscience. “We’re just beginning to understand how the brain participates in experiences that […]