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2013-10-31 23:19:56

Offers unparalleled ease of use for cloud-based analysis of entire human genomes for healthcare & biomedical research. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Tute Genomics made their public debut last week at the 2013 American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) conference in Boston, MA. Tute, founded in 2012, is a cloud-based, professional grade clinical genome interpretation engine that has the ability to analyze and annotate entire human genomes in a rapid and cost-effective...

2013-10-04 23:01:32

Members and friends of the technology community will come out swinging on October 18th when the Utah IAMCP and MS Cloud Services sponsor a "Say Farewell to Summer on the Fairways" benefit golf tournament for the local non-profit Utah Foster Care (UFC). Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Members and friends of the technology community will come out swinging on October 18th. The Utah IAMCP and title sponsor MS Cloud Services are sponsoring a Say Farewell to Summer on...

Wagon-wheel Pasta Is A Better Shape For LED
2013-09-30 08:42:43

University of Utah 'Rotelle' molecules depolarize light; more efficient than 'spaghetti' One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light-emitting diode, or LED. University of Utah physicists believe they have solved the problem by creating a new organic molecule that is shaped like rotelle – wagon-wheel pasta – rather than spaghetti. The...

Physicists Develop Polymer With Tunable Colors
2013-09-13 13:37:37

University of Utah By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future. "These new, platinum-rich polymers hold promise for white organic light-emitting diodes and new kinds of more efficient solar cells," says University of Utah physicist Z. Valy Vardeny, who led a...

2013-09-05 11:37:42

University of Utah engineers show brain depends on vision to hear University of Utah bioengineers discovered our understanding of language may depend more heavily on vision than previously thought: under the right conditions, what you see can override what you hear. These findings suggest artificial hearing devices and speech-recognition software could benefit from a camera, not just a microphone. "For the first time, we were able to link the auditory signal in the brain to what a...

Biologist Discovers 33 New Ant Species, Names Some After Mayan Lords And Demons
2013-07-30 08:23:46

University of Utah A University of Utah biologist has identified 33 new species of predatory ants in Central America and the Caribbean, and named about a third of the tiny but monstrous-looking insects after ancient Mayan lords and demons. "These new ant species are the stuff of nightmares" when viewed under a microscope, says entomologist Jack Longino, a professor of biology. "Their faces are broad shields, the eyes reduced to tiny points at the edges and the fierce jaws bristling with...

2013-07-29 16:20:06

University of Utah study shows isoflurane may provide alternative to electroconvulsive therapy Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long been considered the most effective treatment of medication-resistant or refractory depression, millions of people who might benefit don't take advantage of it because of the treatment's side effects and public misperception of the procedure. If the results of a campuswide collaboration of University of Utah researchers are borne out by larger...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.