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  • University of Utah School of Medicine to Honor Body Donors, Families at Memorial Service

    A memorial service to honor 255 people who gave their bodies to science and education at the University of Utah last year will be held on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 11:00am.

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  • Metagenomics Pathogen Detection Tool Could Change How Infectious Diseases Are Diagnosed

    Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detection. In a paper published today in Genome Biology, the collaborators demonstrated the ability of Taxonomer to analyze the sequences of all nucleic acids in a clinical specimen (DNA and RNA) and to detect pathogens, as well as profile the patient’s gene expression, in a matter of minutes.

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  • Brit Accents Vex U.S. Hearing-Impaired Elderly

    Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn’t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like “Downton Abbey.” A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise.

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