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Research

Paleontologist Randall Irmis, the curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, extricates a fossil in Oct. 2017. Mark Johnston/NHMU

Nearly Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered by U Paleontologists

By Cara MacDonald November 15, 2017

Researchers from the University of Utah unveiled a nearly complete Tyrannosaur fossil in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) last month, and once the remains — which were airlifted to...

Students Who ‘Think About Their Thinking’ Perform Better on Exams, Study Finds.

By Claudia Robles November 9, 2017

When preparing for tests, students tend to think they'll get the high grades they hope for, but without studying, a recent study shows.  Through a study on metacognition and the impact it has on students,...

U Professor Breaks Scientific Barriers with Animation

U Professor Breaks Scientific Barriers with Animation

By Mackenzie McDermott November 1, 2017

University of Utah biochemistry professor Janet Iwasa spent months in Hollywood learning to animate so that she and other researchers could visualize molecules in a new way. Now, she spends months building...

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator October 30, 2017

Alana Welm always knew she wanted to be a scientist. “For me,” she said, “[pursuing research] was a straight path.” Bryan Welm decided he wanted a career in research while in college after...

Breast Reconstruction at the U Helps Cancer Patients Complete Recovery

Breast Reconstruction at the U Helps Cancer Patients Complete Recovery

By Mackenzie McDermott October 23, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates a total of 252,710 women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2017. Women with life-threatening cancer and large tumors often...

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator October 23, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an event promoted by both national and international breast cancer charities, like the American Cancer Society, to help raise awareness and money for...

University of Utah Board of Trustees Chair H. David Burton and President David Pershing at an October 5, 2017 meeting, discussing a new memorandum of understanding with Huntsman Cancer Foundation over the operation of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator October 5, 2017

The University of Utah's Board of Trustees approved a supplemental memorandum of understanding between the U and Huntsman Cancer Foundation in regards to the operation of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)...

U Appoints First Mormon Studies Professor

U Appoints First Mormon Studies Professor

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor September 30, 2017

The University of Utah named Paul Reeve its first Simmons Mormon Studies professor. Through the Tanner Humanities Center, the U launched the Mormon Studies initiative in 2010, which, according to the...

An artists rendering of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

U professor reflects on retired spacecraft Cassini’s accomplishments

By Hailey Kirkwood September 27, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft ended its 13-year orbit around Saturn as it took a fiery plunge into the planet’s atmosphere at 5:55 a.m. Mountain time on Friday, Sept. 15, after NASA had received their last...

Earthquakes Measured by U Seismologists in Idaho Have Utahns Worrying About the Prospects of the Big One

Earthquakes Measured by U Seismologists in Idaho Have Utahns Worrying About the Prospects of “the Big One”

By Steven Morgan September 24, 2017

Soda Springs, Idaho has been shaking this month due to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that set off what appears to be a chain reaction of smaller quakes. Though there was only minimal damage in the area, subsequent...