Visualizing the universe

September 7, 2016

If space is the final frontier, OpenSpace could become the final frontier in space simulation software. Computer scientists from the University of Utah will be working with researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to develop OpenSpace, an open-source 3-D software for visualizing NASA astrophysics, […]

Factor Isolated from Babies’ Cord Blood Could Treat Harmful Inflammation, Sepsis

September 6, 2016

A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing a new therapy to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report.  When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of inflammation and sepsis, such as fever, fluctuations in respiratory rate, and death. The factor circulates in […]

Why birds matter

September 6, 2016

University of Utah ornithologist and biology department professor Çağan Şekercioğlu presents a new book, “Why Birds Matter,” this week at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. Held every four years, this is the world’s largest conservation event. Over 8300 delegates from 184 countries gathered for the meeting where President Obama made an appearance on Wednesday. Şekercioğlu […]

Leading the way to abundant geothermal energy

September 6, 2016

A patch of land north of Milford, Utah, is one step closer to becoming the country’s hotbed of research for geothermal energy, clean and renewable electricity generated from hot rocks deep underground. The U.S. Department of Energy announced that the University of Utah’s Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) is one of two research groups selected […]

Snails’ speedy insulin

September 6, 2016

University of Utah researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory cone snails may be an improvement over current fast-acting therapeutic insulin. The finding suggests that the cone snail insulin, produced by the snails to stun their prey, could begin working in as few as five minutes, compared with 15 […]

Kevin Whitehead, M.D., F.A.H.A., associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and director of the Utah HHT Clinical Center

Got Nosebleeds? Saline Could Work As Well As Drugs For Preventing Them

September 6, 2016

Squirting a simple saline solution into the nose twice a day could alleviate chronic nosebleeds just as effectively as spraying with any one of three different medications, reports a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Sept. 6. “This research highlights that there could be a benefit even in […]

U.S. and Iranian relations: Enemies forever?

September 6, 2016

The Middle East Center at the University of Utah will welcome Ambassador John Limbert, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 109 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building. The event is free and open to the public. As part of the Reza Ali Khazeni Lecture […]

U Asia Campus launches new state-of-the-art facilities in South Korea

September 1, 2016

The University of Utah Asia Campus has a new and permanent home in Incheon, South Korea. The 170,000 square foot state-of-the-art building is located on a complex within the Incheon Global Campus that also includes George Mason University and Belgium’s Ghent University. The nine-story, LEED-certified facility is modeled after the iconic J. Willard Marriott Library on […]