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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness dips, but remains potent disease deterrent

Vaccines still help save lives and keep people from getting sick despite a slight diminishing efficacy over many months.


New CRISPR-based technology speeds identification of genes involved in health, disease

The method, called MIC-Drop, enables rapid screening of hundreds of genes in a single experiment.


U scientists on the 2021 IPCC climate report

Learn what the findings mean for the future of research and our planet.


A bunch of mushroom layed out on a blue picnic table.

Food claiming to have ‘wild mushrooms’ rarely does

Research reveals that food products labeled with wild mushrooms mostly contained cultivated fungi and a few poisonous mushrooms.


Taylor R. Randall named as 17th U president

The Utah Board of Higher Education selected Randall following an extensive national search.


Up in smoke

U researchers have developed a method to better predict when wildfire smoke affects residents.


‘Virtual nature’ experiences in prisons reduce stress

Exposure to nature imagery or nature sounds decreased physiological signs of stress in the incarcerated.


University of Utah purchases historic property in Washington, D.C.

Orrin G. Hatch Center will become the new home for the U’s D.C.-based interns.


Saving energy, cutting pollution

The U’s Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center helps businesses save energy, operate with less emissions.


Green lit dark auditorium with students on the left, and a chemistry on the right.

Be the light in your community

Scientist and inventor Alice Min Soo Chun demonstrated how she used STEM to change communities and encouraged Indigenous graduates to do the same.