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2010-09-15 19:06:57

The Intermountain West is renowned for the beauty of its towering mountains and high deserts, but according to new research from an investigator with the University of Utah Brain Institute the region's lofty altitudes significantly influence a deadly problem: the high prevalence of suicides in this part of the country.

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2010-09-07 08:28:02

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain.

2010-08-31 13:03:30

As any nine-to-fiver will testify, a new paycheck brings with it a familiar sense of freedom, albeit one that dwindles in lockstep with the balance in one's checking account.

2010-08-30 08:00:00

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2010-08-24 15:03:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, today introduced a new Editorial Advisory Board, the first of its kind in a media organization.

2010-08-19 11:39:00

Enrollment Still Open for New Students SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday students from Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), the first public virtual charter school in Utah, begin online classes for the start of the 2010-2011 school year.

2010-08-18 18:25:05

Following up a pioneering 2007 proof-of-concept study, a University of Utah biochemist and colleagues have developed a promising new anti-HIV drug candidate, PIE12-trimer, that prevents HIV from attacking human cells.

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2010-08-06 08:35:00

The ROCR Oscillating Climbing Robot developed by University of Utah mechanical engineer William Provancher and colleagues can climb carpeted walls efficiently using two hook-like claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.