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Variations of a Single Gene Drive Diverse Pigeon Feather Patterns

In a new study, biologists have discovered that different versions of a single gene, called NDP (Norrie Disease Protein), have unexpected links between color patterns in pigeons, and vision defects in humans. The gene variations were likely bred...
17-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


That Sound Makes Me Dizzy

Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered why certain people experience dizziness when they hear a particular sound, such as a musical tone. For patients with semicircular canal dehiscence, certain acoustic tones cause the inner ear...
10-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Antifreeze Proteins Stop Ice Cold

How do insects survive harsh northern winters? Unlike mammals, they don’t have thick coats of fur to keep warm. But they do have antifreeze. Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) prevent ice from forming and spreading inside their bodies. The existence of...
5-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Physicists Uncover Why Nanomaterial Loses Superconductivity

For the first time, physicists discovered that superconducting nanowires made of MoGe alloy undergo quantum phase transitions from a superconducting to a normal metal state in increasing magnetic field at low temperatures. The findings are fully...
5-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Documenting 75 years at Hill Air Force Base

In time for the nation’s 242nd birthday, the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is celebrating an exciting new addition to Utah Digital Newspapers — the complete run of Hill Air Force Base’s Hilltop Times. More than 61,000...
2-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Utah soil’s slippery grip on nutrients

Lawns in the Salt Lake Valley up to 100 years old are not yet saturated in the nutrient nitrogen, which is added by fertilizer, according to a new study from University of Utah researchers. The result is surprising, since previous studies in the...
2-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Database at University of Utah Sheds Light on Early History of Black Members in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

A digital history database, “Century of Black Mormons” documents and recovers identities and voices of black Mormons during the faiths’ first 100 years (1830-1930). It contains digitized versions of original documents, photographs, a timeline...
30-Jun-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Michael L. Good appointed senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Michael L. Good, M.D., as the university’s new senior vice president for health sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health, and executive dean of the U’s School of Medicine.
27-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Utah Law Professor Aids in Creation of Main Street Growth Act

9-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT


University of Utah law professor available to comment about SCOTUS decision on NIFLA v. Becerra related to free speech and abortion

23-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT


University of Utah Professor Matthew Tokson (@mtokson) available to comment on #SCOTUS electronic privacy law decision in Carpenter v. United States

11-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT


In need of a source on the #SCOTUS decision in the same sex #masterpiececake case? Prof. Clifford Rosky (@cliffordrosky) is available to speak on the legal issues

4-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT


How to Talk to Children About Race

Karen Tao, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, studies how children talk about and understand race. She stresses the importance of starting conversations about diversity early and provides tips...
8-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

University of Utah Scientists Study Ancient Environments of Grand Staircase-Escalante Region

11-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST

U Researcher Available to Give Insight Into Wildfire Warnings and Evacuation Decisions

6-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST

How to Help Transfer Students Complete Their Degrees

University of Utah professor available to discuss college transfer and provide recommendations on how institutions can help students obtain degrees.
24-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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