News Releases

A sound treatment

Biomedical engineer Jan Kubanek has discovered that treatments of brain disorders may not have to require drugs or invasive surgery at all—just sound waves.


Ribs evolved for movement first, then co-opted for breathing

A major transformation in vertebrate evolution was when breathing shifted from the head to the torso in reptiles. But what caused the shift? A study hypothesizes it was driven by locomotion.


Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

A new study utilized a community-university partnership of nearly 200 PM 2.5 sensors through the Air Quality and U network. U researchers revealed persistent social inequalities in Salt Lake County schools.


Predicting a patient’s life expectancy

Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts how long they could live.


The U effect: Economic and societal impacts on the state of Utah

The U’s direct employment of 39,300 jobs make it the largest employer in the state.


Growth, leadership and partnership

Greg Hill joins the University Asia Campus as chief administrative officer and dean of faculty.


A focus on growth and diversity

John Marfield joins the U as the new executive director of admissions.


Portable, reusable test for COVID-19

U engineer Massood Tabib-Azar is developing a coronavirus sensor about the size of a quarter that works with a cellphone and can detect COVID-19 in 60 seconds.


University of Utah embarks on ambitious COVID-19 testing effort

Under Utah HERO, 10,000 Utahns will be tested for COVID-19. Results will guide public health decision-making and help move Utah’s economy forward.


Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Air quality along the Wasatch Front in March is usually good, but the reduction in emissions from COVID-19 stay-at-home measures have made air quality even better than usual.