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Total Lunar Eclipse ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’: What You Need to Know

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By Amy Loret

January 10, 2019

  Mark your calendars and get ready to watch the rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse on the night of Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral. A total lunar eclipse...

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

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By Amy Loret

January 3, 2019

  The American birth rate has been falling over the past decade. The latest U.S. Census population estimates indicate that fertility rates are down and hit a record low for a second year running in 2017. Many people are trying to make sense of this trend, including Robin E. Jensen, professor...

AAAS Nominates Two U of U Professors

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By Connor Applegate

December 3, 2018

  University of Utah professors Shelley Minteer and Glenn Prestwich were recognized by their peers as 2018 Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in an announcement on Nov. 27. The award is given to exemplary AAAS members for achievement across disciplines. ...

U Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute Receive Grant to Extend Hope For Potential Cancer Patients

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By Claudia Robles

November 16, 2018

  Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah were awarded a prestigious award to further research genetics. This science grant, awarded through the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, will allow researchers to study genetic counseling, genetic...

Patience: There Shouldn’t Be A Planet B

Patience: There Shouldn't Be A Planet B

By Alisa Patience

November 13, 2017

There are many movies featuring alien life forms — specifically ones where an alien race comes to Earth — either to take it over, use it for recourses or to punish human beings. This includes films like “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” “Transformers,” “Home” and “War of the Worlds.”...

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

By Bailey Shelden and Emma Tanner

April 6, 2017

Potentials in Medicine Should be Explored Bailey Shelden Medical marijuana is a popular and controversial topic in society today, as there are now 28 states that have made medical marijuana legal. Federally, all forms of marijuana are illegal as it is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug. The Drug ...

U Professor Develops Scientist Barbie to Inspire Young Girls

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By Stefanie Arevalo

March 25, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Swinging from the tree tops comes Barbie, clad in all her climbing gear and ready to do research. FEATURE STORY: HOW THE UTAH LEGISLATURE SUPPORTED THE U THIS SESSION Nalini Nadkarni, a canopy ecologist at the U, said the development of a new science-oriented doll was made ...

Women Battles Stereotypes in the Sciences

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By Kylee Ehmann

March 10, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If someone asked you to describe a typical science major, you’d probably imagine a man. But that gendered stereotype is about to change. [ TV TRUMPS HOMEWORK FOR U STUDENTS ] Each year more women are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the U. The percentage of the undergradua...

Capecchi Speaks to Hinckley Institute Audience About Genetics

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By Mary Royal

March 9, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mario Capecchi is best known for his contribution and research in the field of genetics — and for giving his name to a street U students frequently get lost on. WHAT YOU MISSED: U STUDENTS DESIGN PHONE APP TO DIAGNOSE ILLNESSES On Monday, March 9, the Hinckley Institute of Po...

U Students Design Phone App to Diagnose Illnesses

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By Carolyn Webber

March 5, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Got a cold? There’s an app for that. YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: BEATING THE "POOR COLLEGE STUDENT" STEREOTYPE Two U students have created a medical device that works from your iPhone to test for viruses, such as the flu. Andrew Pagels, a senior in biomedical engineering, an...

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