Science & Technology

U to test if video games can relieve late-life depression

The clinical trial is supported by a $7.5M grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.


Fungi that live in the gut influence health and disease

Vaccines that balance gut microbial communities may one day be used to improve gastrointestinal health.


mRNA vaccines slash risk of COVID-19 infection by 91% in fully vaccinated people

Illness is significantly milder in rare “breakthrough” cases of the disease.


How air pollution changed during COVID-19 in Park City

Air pollution dropped more in commercial than residential areas, and residential emissions rebounded faster following reopening.


Biology professor meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

Discussion concerned environmental justice and collaborations between scientists and faith-based groups.


Airflow study in Science Advances

U engineers discovered how to reduce COVID-19 infection probability in musicians by a factor of 100 via studies with the Utah Symphony and Opera.


Mladen Bestvina to give plenary lecture at international math conference

The invitation to speak, Bestvina’s second, is considered a prestigious honor in mathematics.


Research in a time of crisis

In response to a global threat, COVID-19, University of Utah mounted a research response that is making a lasting impact on the virus and its numerous effects


Why geoscience matters

Geosciences is an integrative science, combining many disciplines and touching many aspects of our lives.


Cutting through noise for better solar cells

U physicists analyzed electrical noise to detect formerly invisible inefficiencies in solar cells and identified the physical processes that caused them. The technique could make future solar cells more efficient.