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Combating Wear and Tear


University of Utah bioengineering researchers have discovered that damage to collagen, the main building block of all human tissue, can occur much earlier at a molecular level from too much physical stress. This could be helpful for some who want to...
22-Mar-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Piece of Mind


With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much...
20-Mar-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lust for Power


University of Utah engineers have discovered a new material made from a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt and terbium that can create an efficient, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a...
20-Mar-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pain in the Neck


Researchers led by University of Utah bioengineering assistant professor Robby Bowles have discovered a way to curb chronic pain by modulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging inflammation.
13-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Global Climate Change May Mean for Leaf Litter in Streams and Rivers


Carbon emissions to the atmosphere from streams and rivers are expected to increase as warmer water temperatures stimulate faster rates of organic matter breakdown. But a new study led by University of Utah researcher Jennifer J. Follstad Shah, in...
2-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stabilizing Energy Storage


University of Utah and University of Michigan chemists, participating in a U.S. Department of Energy consortium, predict a better future for these types of batteries, called redox flow batteries. Using a predictive model of molecules and their...
21-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flat-Footed Fighters

Walking on our heels, a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates, confers advantages in fighting, according to a new University of Utah study published today in Biology Open. Although moving from the balls of the feet...
8-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Consortium for Dark Sky Studies


The University of Utah announced the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, the first academic center in the world dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and applying knowledge of the quality of the night skies. The consortium will research...
10-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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