Science & Technology

Making data democratic

The U’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute is leading a new initiative to democratize data access.


Early-stage drug candidate diminishes deficits in Parkinson’s Disease

Chemical compound reduces alpha-synuclein, cell stress.


Red Flag Project supports healthy relationships

As part of the 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) activities, the Red Flag project is looking for volunteer offices, departments and student clubs and organizations.


U of U Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde named HHMI Investigator

The designation is Elde’s second prestigious accolade in less  than a year. HHMI investigators are a select group of researchers pushing the bounds of knowledge in biomedical research.


U professor featured in Utah air quality documentary

Daniel Mendoza shares personal stories and scientific perspectives.


Human behavior sabotages CO2-reducing strategies

A study found that the “rebound effect” negates some of the benefits of U.S. states’ policies aimed at improving efficiency and renewable energy sources in the residential sector.


Skeletons of domestic pigeons facing each other. The left skeleton has a short beak, the right one has a long beak.

Darwin’s short-beak enigma solved

A mutation in the ROR2 gene is linked to beak size reduction in numerous breeds of domestic pigeons. Surprisingly, mutations in ROR2 also underlie a human disorder called Robinow syndrome.


Valley Fever more common in Utah than previously thought

Symptoms can resemble those of the flu or COVID-19, but Valley Fever is caused by a fungus.


On the origins of COVID-19

The pandemic likely began when an infected animal passed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to a human at a live animal market in Wuhan, China.


Do you feel like you belong here?

U researchers find that students’ certainty about belonging and their performance in a STEM course reinforce each other—for better or worse.