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2012-12-20 20:24:44

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Utah wants to be on the cutting edge of the "crowdfunding" trend and is starting an effort to bring this new funding source to the world of academic research and technology commercialization. The University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) kicked off the effort today by launching four campaigns on a new website portal designed specifically to attract donations for new university technologies. TCO created the...

2012-12-11 12:07:47

Medication reconciliation is a safety practice in which health care professionals review patients´ medication regimens when patients transition between settings to reduce the likelihood of adverse drug effects. It is among the most complex clinical tasks required of physicians, nurses and pharmacists, who must work cooperatively to minimize discrepancies and inappropriate medication orders. Now, a University of Missouri gerontologiccal nursing expert suggests that acknowledging...

Guineafowl May Spread, Not Stop, Fever-bearing Ticks
2012-11-30 13:15:48

University of Utah Turkey raises and releases thousands of non-native guineafowl to eat ticks that carry the deadly Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Yet research suggests guineafowl eat few ticks, but carry the parasites on their feathers, possibly spreading the disease they were meant to stop, says a Turkish biologist working at the University of Utah. "They are introducing a species that is not eating many ticks, based on studies of stomach content, and is carrying the ticks,...

2012-11-28 13:04:46

Men may share more genes with sisters' kids than with cheating wife's kids A University of Utah study produced new mathematical support for a theory that explains why men in some cultures often feed and care for their sisters' children: where extramarital sex is common and accepted, a man's genes are more likely to be passed on by their sister's kids than by their wife's kids. The theory previously was believed valid only if a man was likely to be the biological father of less than one...

How Bacteria Came To Live Inside Insects
2012-11-16 11:50:16

University of Utah Symbiotic microbes' origin discovered after man impales hand on branch Two years ago, a 71-year-old Indiana man impaled his hand on a branch after cutting down a dead crab apple tree, causing an infection that led University of Utah scientists to discover a new bacterium and solve a mystery about how bacteria came to live inside insects. Because the new bacterial strain is easy to grow in the laboratory and is related to Sodalis, a genus of bacteria that lives...

Intravaginal Ring Can Help Stop HIV Transmission
2012-10-17 08:08:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have been delving into new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention technology. A joint effort by the University of Utah and CONRAD has resulted in the development of an intravaginal ring that can be utilized by women to stop the transmission of HIV through sex. Scientists believe that it is the first product that allows for the vaginal delivery of tenofovir in a long-lasting method. Scientists at the University...

Tribal Courts Can End War In Papua New Guinea
2012-09-28 11:47:50

Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea Mostly isolated from outsiders until the 1950s, Papua New Guinea's Enga tribes fought with bows and arrows until 1990, when their young people and mercenary "Rambos" began using shotguns and semiautomatic rifles, igniting 20 years of warfare that killed 4,816 people. Wars diminished among some 110 Enga tribes when they tired of bloodshed and economic chaos. Clan and church leaders restored peace using traditional...

2012-09-27 14:21:25

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 27 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women Tech Council (WTC) recognized seven technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and contributing to the community and presented an Impact Award to an outstanding executive in the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards held today at the Grand America Hotel. The event, presented by EnergySolutions, Ernst & Young, Stoel Rives, USTAR, Zions Bank Women's Financial Group and MountainWest Capital Network, was...

2012-09-27 06:22:23

BLUFF, Utah, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As part of our continuing mission to give architecture students the opportunity to design and build a sustainable home for a deserving family on the Navajo Nation reservation, today DesignBuildBLUFF is proud to announce the completion of Little Water, our latest home. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/CG82272) Little Water was designed and built by twelve first-year architecture graduate students from the University of...

2012-09-27 06:22:15

BLUFF, Utah, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For 12 years DesignBuildBLUFF has given students the opportunity to design and build a sustainable home for a deserving family living on the Navajo Nation reservation in Bluff, Utah. Today we are pleased to announce the completion of our latest home. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/CG82271) The Nakai House was designed and built by eight students from the University of Colorado Denver as part of the year-long...