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 […]



U aims to build top Pacific Islander program

November 29, 2016

The University of Utah recently announced its intent to build the top Pacific Islander program in the continental United States. As part of the initiative, the U is in the process of hiring two new full-time faculty in Pacific Islander studies and recently created a new scholarship aimed at recruiting and retaining talented Pacific Islander […]



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 […]



Driving in a winter wonderland

November 28, 2016

At about 3 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2011, as a normal, albeit cold, Washington, D.C., workday drew to a close, heavy snow started to fall. By the time the surprise snowstorm ended six hours later, low visibility, slick roads and 7 inches of snow left hundreds of cars smashed and many others abandoned in roadside […]



Changing the world – one act of kindness at a time

November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s a good time to teach children how to establish a tradition of doing small acts of kindness. Susan Johnston, professor of special education at the U, created a book to do just that. “The Gnome in Your Home – A Tradition of Kindness” is an illustrated children’s book and plush toy […]



U launches School for Cultural and Social Transformation

November 21, 2016

A newly created school at the University of Utah aims to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues surrounding race and gender in American society. That goal is reflected in its name: School for Cultural and Social Transformation—the first school in the Intermountain West to make the intersection […]



U selects experienced commercialization expert and entrepreneur to lead technology commercialization office

November 18, 2016

The University of Utah announced today that Keith Marmer has been selected as executive director of Technology and Venture Commercialization, the university’s intellectual property and technology commercialization office. Marmer, a leading candidate from the beginning of the search process, was selected from a pool of exceptional applicants. He joins the U with considerable experience in […]



Students present research at National Diversity Conference

November 17, 2016

Two students, Luis Vidal from the University of Utah and Joydino Beyale from Utah State University Eastern, recently presented their water research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, or SACNAS, National Conference for Diversity in STEM in Long Beach, California, on Oct. 13-15, 2016. Their research was conducted […]



U ranks 15th for graduate, 18th for undergraduate programs in entrepreneurship studies

November 16, 2016

The University of Utah, led by the David Eccles School of Business and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, is one of the best schools in the country for students who want to launch their own businesses, according to The Princeton Review. In a new survey, the university ranked No. 15 for graduate and No. 18 for undergraduate education on The […]



U and Chung-Ang University enter digital health innovation partnership

November 15, 2016

In the spirit of scholarly exchange, Chung-Ang University announced a formal partnership with several University of Utah entities focused on the development of digital telehealth innovations through shared knowledge and best practices. U entities participating in the exchange include: University of Utah Hospital; University of Utah Health Care Telehealth; the U Brain Institute; and the […]