News Releases

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Truth, deception and information disorder

As part of the U’s Honors College Praxis Lab, students tackle media literacy and false information ahead of the 2020 election.


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Women’s Resource Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join the Women’s Resource Center as they celebrate the official opening of their newly renovated space in the Union.


Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


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University of Utah experts help conserve Idaho’s most important document

Experts from the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library perform conservation work on the Idaho State Constitution.


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U research suggests public safety risks in bail reform

Discussions of reforming the bail system often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer appears to be yes.


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U of U Hospital launches rapid DNA testing of critically ill newborns for faster diagnosis, better treatment

A pilot project at University of Utah Health aims to quickly detect genetic disorders among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


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U students to present research on Capitol Hill

Undergraduate students from various disciplines across campus to display their work to lawmakers, public.


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Polymers to the rescue! Saving cells from damaging ice

New research by University of Utah chemists provides the foundation to design efficient polymers that can prevent the growth of ice that damages cells.


Cells infected with the malaria parasite appear darker and misshapen in a field of healthy cells under a microscope.

Discovery paves path forward in the fight against the deadliest form of malaria

Scientists have identified how cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease, develops and have defined a potential drug target toward alleviating this condition for which few targeted treatments are available.


Why males pack a powerful punch

Elk have antlers. Rams have horns. In the animal kingdom, males develop specialized weapons for competition when winning a fight is critical. Humans do too, according to new research.