News Releases

Women’s communication shapes division of labor in household

A study found that partner communication is the most important factor linking the division of household labor to satisfaction in the relationship. But the way that the partners’ communication matters depends on gender.


U scientists detect Crab Nebula

Faculty and staff from the Department of Physics & Astronomy were members on the international team that detected gamma rays via a new telescope.


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.