COVID-19 complication clues

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity and death from COVID-19, but a naturally occurring protein may quiet that response.

Genetic testing motivates behavior change

A new study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute investigated whether testing would motivate people at risk of melanoma to make changes to reduce risk.

A Healthier U

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM By Peak Health and Fitness What is the University of Utah CDC-National Diabetes Prevention Program?​ A study done by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group in 2002 showed that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes by making moderate lifestyle changes. Since […]


Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource story examining reporters’ personal identities online features research by U communication professor Avery Holton.

Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety

In a new study, U scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice.


Beverly Alvarez wasn’t the best student growing up, but she vividly recalls a few teachers who showed her constant encouragement and made her see her own potential. Now graduating at 59 years old, Alvarez hopes to become a teacher who makes a difference in a child’s life.


One of the most well-respected economic and ethics scholars of our time is coming to the U to share his perspective on the β€œEthics and Economics of Global Justice.”