Science & Technology

What we’re still learning about how trees grow

Fundamental questions remain about what factors limit tree growth. A new study may hold answers.


Age and high BMI associated with sperm cell irregularities

New research suggests that abnormalities associated with aging sperm cells might be exacerbated by elevated body mass index.


Two U professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Valeria Molinero, distinguished professor of chemistry, and Erik Jorgensen, distinguished professor the School of Biological Sciences, were elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.


Humans of the U: Annie Giokas

“Participating in undergraduate research helped me gain skills as an independent thinker and the courage to improve at public speaking after presenting at multiple conferences.”


Campaign reduces car idling at two elementary schools

Air monitoring also found variation in air pollution levels between the schools’ playgrounds and the pick-up/drop-off lines.


A close up of hands holding a syringe and vial of insulin.

Insulin access, social networks help people with diabetes

Michelle Litchman aims to make living with diabetes easier by driving health policy, researching black market insulin and developing and hosting one-day boot camps.


Five white food deliver robots are positioned in a "V" formation in front of the Red Block U on the University of Utah campus

The future is here

Robot food delivery is now available on campus.


How to assess a community’s resilience

A case study in a Mexican ranching village shows how communities’ resilience depends on whether the scale of their preparation matches the scale of challenges they may face.


Satellite Physical Therapy program to kick off in St. George

The Doctoral of Physical Therapy program, the first satellite program from the College of Health, extends the U experience to Southern Utah.


Hills that are dry with a greener vegetation in the valley.

Climate change induced refugee crisis, chronic war, in ancient Peru

Their findings suggest that climate change has the potential to harm all populations, either directly or indirectly, through destabilization and refugee crises.