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U Researchers Examine Nature as a Form of Therapy for Military Veterans

U Researchers Examine Nature as a Form of Therapy for Military Veterans

January 14, 2016

Fresh air clears the mind, but can it heal it? A group of researchers at the U have set out to find the answer by examining nature's effects on veterans and their families. The study will focus primarily on the "stress reducing effects" of nature, said Daniel Dustin, a professor in the Department of...

U Professor’s Research Improves Accuracy of Weather Forecasts

January 10, 2016

The weather forecast says to expect a snowy morning commute, but can these predictions always be trusted? Jim Steenburgh, a U professor of atmospheric sciences, suggests they cannot. Steenburgh researches the “lake-effect,” which refers to heightened rain or snowfall generated as a storm moves over...

Study Finds That Vocal Tone Can Help Predict Relationship Success

Study Finds That Vocal Tone Can Help Predict Relationship Success

December 10, 2015

When it comes to relationships, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it — at least, according to one U professor’s research. Brian Baucom, a professor in clinical psychology, helped create an algorithm that can predict a married couple’s relationship outcome just based on their tones of...

U Researchers Discover New Timeline for Dinosaurs’ Ancestors

U Researchers Discover New Timeline for Dinosaurs’ Ancestors

December 8, 2015

Dinosaurs might be old, but their ancestors are actually a lot younger than previously thought. Randy Irmis, associate professor of geology and curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, worked with researchers from Argentina, Brazil and California to study a rock formation known...

Director of U LGBT Resource Center Researches Experiences of Transgender Faculty in Universities

Director of U LGBT Resource Center Researches Experiences of Transgender Faculty in Universities

November 27, 2015

C. Kai Medina-Martinez, director of the U’s LGBT Resource Center, is conducting research on the experience of transgender faculty and staff at higher education institutions. “Essentially, there is nothing that exists in research concerning faculty and staff,” Medina-Martinez said in respect to...

U Chemists Study DNA Damage in Quest to Understand Disease

U Chemists Study DNA Damage in Quest to Understand Disease

November 20, 2015

Why would a scientist want to make a copy of something that is broken? For Cindy Burrows, professor of chemistry, making copies brings her one step closer to repairing damage. Burrows and her team have found a way to find, mark and copy chemical damages in DNA code, which cause such diseases as cancer...

Newly Discovered Turtle Fossil Named After Museum Volunteer

Newly Discovered Turtle Fossil Named After Museum Volunteer

November 12, 2015

If it weren’t for the pig-like snout and the fact that it’s been dead for over 76 million years, it looks like any regular turtle. The Natural History Museum of Utah recently released its study on the newly discovered species, Arvinachelys goldeni. Its unique appearance created a buzz on social...

School of Medicine gets grant to help cut student costs

School of Medicine gets grant to help cut student costs

November 12, 2015

It is no secret that medical school is expensive, but the U is looking for a way to challenge that standard. The U’s School of Medicine recently received a $75,000 grant from the American Medical Association to start a new project to determine the costs of medical school. Sara Lamb, associate dean...

U Professors Research Method of Transforming Food into LED Lights

U Professors Research Method of Transforming Food into LED Lights

November 6, 2015

You gonna finish your lunch? If not, you might want to take it to the engineering building because U researchers have discovered a way to manufacture LED lights from leftover food and drinks. Professors Prashant Sarswat and Michael Free published their method on Oct. 1, using leftover bits of tortilla...

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