News Releases

Group of state and university leaders with Idaho Constitution

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.


A close-up of a judge's gavel

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.


A baby born premature with a nasal cannula, in a bassinet

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).


U student presents research on Capitol Hill

U students to present research on Capitol Hill

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


Feathery ice crystals on a blue surface

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.


Group of paraeducators receives free training

Addressing Utah’s teacher shortage

The U’s University Neighborhood Partners is helping grow and stabilize the K-12 teacher workforce in Utah by investing in paraeducators.


Nine U students nominated as semifinalists for 2020-21 Fulbright awards

The University of Utah has nine Fulbright semifinalists this year, equaling last year’s record number. This year the U has seven undergraduate students and two doctoral students.


Churchill Scholar Michael Xiao

U honors fifth consecutive Churchill Scholar

Prestigious Churchill Scholarship provides opportunity to complete a one-year master’s program at the University of Cambridge