Science & Technology

James Gagnon named as Mario Capecchi Endowed Chair

The prestigious three-year faculty appointment will allow Gagnon to continue his work using gene-editing technology with zebrafish to study vertebrate lineage and cell fate choice, cell signaling and genome engineering. 


New imaging tech helping diagnoses

Diagnosing and monitoring an inflammatory gastrointestinal disease may soon become less invasive and more accurate, thanks to the pioneering research and commitment to patient health of three U physicians.


U-created image catches NIH director’s attention

On Aug. 1, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins showed off on his Director’s Blog a winning entry from a brain imaging contest—an image created by University of Utah bioengineering graduate student Andrew Janson.


Zhigang Fang awarded Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award

A world-renowned expert in metal powders was celebrated for his outstanding contributions to the field.


Chemistry professor Joel Harris named ACS Fellow

The U Distinguished Professor is among the 2019 class honored by the American Chemical Society.


Representation in STEM matters

The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities internship provides a 10-week program for undergraduate students interested in bioscience.


Gut bacteria prevent mice from becoming obese

U researchers’ findings in controlling obesity in mice could someday similarly help control weight in people.


Star Wars-inspired prosthetic arm

U engineers help develop a motorized prosthetic arm that can sense touch and move with your thoughts.


Does life exist on other planets?

By researching ecosystems that resemble the parts of space most likely to harbor life, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, astrobiologists can better understand where the universe could support life.


Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material

Metallic surfaces are no longer protected as topological insulators become thinner.