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.

University announces review team

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins todayΒ announced details of two separate, in-depth reviews into campusΒ safety stemming from the tragic murder of U student Lauren McCluskey.

Study looks at abortion access

A first-of-its-kind study shows that men who avoid teen parenthood through their partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits.

A WHOLE NEW GAME

A virtual reality simulation for social work students that recreates a home environment so they can better prepare to check for potential hazards.

Two ‘blitz kids’ honored

Arnie Ferrin and Wat Misaka, members of the U’s 1940s legendary basketball team, receive Lifetime Achievement Awards and recognition.

SUPER BOWL WARM-UP

A lecture and panel discussion sponsored by the College of Health will examine sport-related concussions 9 a.m. Friday at S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Moot Courtroom.

Textbook reviews

Textbook reviews by faculty and staff at the Marriott Library who want to assist U instructors and professors with their textbook choices.

Sex, lice and videotape

Biologists drove the divergence of different-sized feather lice from a single population. In four years the evolved lice had trouble mating with each other, a sign of speciation and they caught it on tape.

Stepping up

An angry asteroid and virtual pets prove to be a winning ticket for U students who invented StepPets game focusing on health and wellness.