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A recent study conducted by the University of Utah offers new insights into what goes on when a romantic relationship is being questioned.

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A group from the University of Utah is raising concerns about a $10 million donation from the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

They say in a letter released Tuesday that Koch donations are aimed at supporting academic work in line with their views, so accepting the money could make the university into a vehicle for political goals like climate change skepticism.

Utah Study Finds Mental Ways To Ease Physical Pain

Jul 26, 2017

A Utah-based study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine this month shows that mental treatment for physical pain may be more effective than we believe. Conducted by the University of Utah’s Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, the study found significant reductions in pain using mindfulness or hypnotic interventions.

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The billionaire conservative Koch brothers and Utah's wealthy Eccles family are giving a combined $20 million to the University of Utah to create an economics and quantitative analysis institute.

Who Will Handle Bears Ears Shrinkage?

Jun 14, 2017
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In a report Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed downsizing the Bears Ears National Monument. 

In the language of the original 1906 Antiquities Act, Sec. Zinke’s report notes there are "objects of historic or scientific interest” within Bears Ears, but recommends shrinking its boundaries to "the smallest area compatible" with their preservation. The report did not detail how the monument should be shrunk.

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Government leaders opposed to Utah's two largest monument designations, including Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch, have labeled the designations as "land grabs" or "thefts,” which raises the question: did the state of Utah ever own these lands?

You might think that a cold spring would mean a late frost, but in fact regional spring temperatures and the last day with frost are unrelated.  

Researchers, Lawmakers Present Federal Lands Study

May 22, 2017
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State lawmakers, in conjunction with university researchers, held a town hall meeting Thursday concerning a study on the economic effects of a public lands transfer.

Utah 'Amateur' Astronomer Discovers Third Supernova

May 19, 2017
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Scanning the skies from his Tooele home is a nightly hobby of  Patrick Wiggins’. Most of the time, he said, the activity consists mostly of scanning through anywhere from 600 to 1200 pictures of 300 galaxies each night.

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Bacteria are everywhere—throughout our bodies, in the air, and even part of some of the foods we eat, like yogurt. The ubiquitous nature of microbes may be unnerving to some, since these microscopic creatures don’t have a squeaky clean record. Some do cause disease, but the good they bring to the world often goes unnoticed.

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Demonstrators gathered at the University of Utah on Monday for what is the latest protest against former CEO and Director Mary Beckerle's ousting from the Huntsman Cancer Institute. 

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In February, President Donald Trump declared in the tweet that the media was fake news, failing and “the enemy of the American people.” Although other modern presidents had tensions with the press, University of Utah professor RonNell Anderson Jones said no president—including Nixon, Obama, Johnson and Carter—publicly declared an all-out war on the press like Trump.

Is Marriage Worth It? Research Says Yes

Feb 9, 2017
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Is marriage worth the investment? That’s a question many American men face, and some agree that marriage means a lack a freedom. University of Utah professor Nicholas Wolfinger disagrees. His latest research brief shows that the benefits of marriage definitely outweigh the sacrifices.

 

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What does it mean to “feel the spirit?” To some, it may be in the form of physical sensations and emotions—perhaps, a sense of warmth, the presence of peace, tingling reminiscent of small jolts of electricity, or a state of euphoria. But, beyond the feelings, what is actually happening inside the body? A team of scientists wanted to know more, so they peered into the body’s “control center”—the brain.

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It’s a classic. The T. rex towering above a trembling human, sharp teeth exposed as an earth-shattering roar is released. Filmmakers setting up a scene like this have to answer a tough question, “What did dinosaurs actually sound like?”

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It resembles a chameleon, but it’s not. Nor is it a dinosaur or crocodile. In fact, it doesn’t have any living descendants or close relatives—it’s named Drepanosaurus and scientists find this prehistoric creature quite odd, but oh so fascinating.

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Scientists from the University of Utah will be studying the Salt Flats in Utah for the next two years. 

The Bonneville Salt Flats have attracted racers who want to break a land speed record for years. The texture and thickness of the salt is perfect for going fast—really fast.

But beyond just the racing, the area has one of the largest potash mines. Potash has a lot potassium and is sold as a fertilizer. The flats also offer a unique recreational area.

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Nine students who began their college education in Asia will finish their degrees here in Utah this year. The University of Utah’s Asia campus works with the South Korean government to bring students to Utah. It also helps students from Utah learn outside the U.S.  

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Back-to-school jitters are in the air, but what about back-to-school critters that can make a home in your hair? Head lice--- a word particularly dreaded among parents of school-age children.

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A few months ago, Cynthia Burrows and Aaron Fleming, professors at the University of Utah, had a simple question about the Zika virus.

“I stuck my head in the lab and said, ‘Are there any G-quadruplexes in the Zika genome? I wonder what it looks like,'" Burrows said. "And Aaron said, ‘I don’t know, I’ll go look.'"

Utah Students Have Lowest Average Student Debt, Study Says

Aug 8, 2016


  When Utah students go back to college in the coming weeks, fewer will be concerned about student debt compared to students in other states.

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Most people today wouldn’t even consider taking a caveman approach to gathering food, but harvesting wild resources is how our early ancestors nourished themselves. What then prompted the transition from hunting and gathering to farming? This question has been debated, but anthropologists at the University of Utah believe they have an answer.

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“I could never do science.” That’s what high school student Mitzy Ocampo thought before participating in iUTAH’s Summer Research Institute. The institute, an educational outreach element of a statewide research and training program, brings together a number of Utah high school and undergraduate students as well as teachers to conduct water-related research with scientists.

Students Build Homes In the Navajo Nation

Jul 14, 2016
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Each spring, a group of graduate students studying architecture at the University of Utah move to Bluff, Utah. Before the move, they prepare plans for homes and other structures they plan to build. For this year’s project, students designed and built a gateway to the Bluff community educational campus.

State of Utah Launches App to Address Teen Suicide

Jun 7, 2016
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Utah is fifth in the nation for having the highest rate of teen suicide.

Pastor Carol Loftin’s of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Copperton, Utah, became involved in the crusade against teen suicide when she lost two youth from her own congregation to, as she calls it, death by suicide.

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