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Simulations Enable “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” Stereochemistry

“We used our data-driven tools to derive significant insight into how the process works that allows us to design the correct additives to get the desired outcomes,” Sigman said. The results allow chemists to control which stereochemical product...
16-Sep-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Diverse Forests Are Stronger Against Drought

In a paper published in Nature, researchers led by University of Utah biologist William Anderegg report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which...
17-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Drought, Conflict and Migration in Kenya

The study is the first to use a nationwide survey representing an entire country in sub-Saharan Africa to find connections between droughts, migration and violence. The survey asked if respondents had to move because of drought, were victims of...
10-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Birds Retreating From Climate Change, Deforestation in Honduras Cloud Forests

Cloud forests are not immune to down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in...
6-Sep-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Picture This: Camera with No Lens

University of Utah electrical and computer engineers have discovered a way to create an optics-less camera in which a regular pane of glass or any see-through window can become the lens.
21-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Utah Leads on National Health Care Thought Leadership

Gov. Mike Leavitt and Gov. Mitt Romney this week convened national experts for a thought symposium on Utah’s social determinants of health and the state’s national leadership on health care. The symposium was co-hosted by the Gardner Policy...
20-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Utah to Establish New Research Data Center

The University of Utah received National Science Foundation funding to create a Federal Statistical Research Data Center that will provide qualified researchers throughout the Intermountain West with access to a wide range of extensive...
26-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Do Too Many Patents Stifle Progress in Biomedicine?

New research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras published in Science examines how sharing —and not sharing — resources in biomedical research can complicate the development of important medical advances...
26-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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