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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...

Cosmic Rays To Be Studied By University Of Utah
2012-09-26 12:06:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The University of Utah has plans to build a new observatory facility to study high energy cosmic rays, thanks to a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. These cosmic rays, which are 10 trillion times more energetic than particles emitted during a nuclear explosion, originate from violent cosmic events deep within the universe and hurtle their way towards Earth. The grant will allow a team of researchers to develop a new...

2012-08-09 02:23:13

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has commissioned engineering design studies to increase its global capacity for the manufacture of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) through investment at its Geismar, Louisiana site. Commenting on the studies, Anthony P. Hankins, President of Huntsman Polyurethanes, said: "We are studying several options for expansion of the Geismar facility to ensure we can satisfy the strong...

Agroforests Are Better For Birds Than Farms
2012-08-07 12:52:39

Study indicates growing coffee and cacao in shade helps birds Compared with open farmland, wooded "shade" plantations that produce coffee and chocolate promote greater bird diversity, although a new University of Utah study says forests remain the best habitat for tropical birds. The findings suggest that as open farmland replaces forests and "agroforests" — where crops are grown under trees — reduced number of bird species and shifts in the populations of various types of...

2012-08-07 09:48:02

Muscle-building supplement vastly improves response time, quality of recovery Women battling stubborn major depression may have a surprising new ally in their fight–the muscle-building dietary supplement creatine. In a new proof-of-concept study, researchers from three South Korean universities and the University of Utah report that women with major depressive disorder (MDD) who augmented their daily antidepressant with 5 grams of creatine responded twice as fast and experienced...

2012-08-06 10:22:17

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that the company's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 28, 2012, to stockholders of record as of September 14, 2012. Huntsman Corporation also announced that a member of management will present at the Jefferies Global Industrial and A&D Conference, August 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET. A webcast of the...

2012-08-02 14:21:13

SALT LAKE CITY , Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President (EVP) Bob Willson and District 3 Area District Vice President (ADVP) Yvette DaLuz jointly announced today that Bradley Ling has been promoted to marketing company president (MCP) of UHC of Utah. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/LA51517) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) Ling began his U-Haul career in April 1989 as a center general manager trainee at U-Haul...

2012-08-02 02:30:15

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), a rare disorder that causes sporadic paralysis of the limbs and a range of other developmental challenges, has recently been given hope for a cure. Thanks to a grant in 2010 by the Pepsi Refresh Project and parental involvement throughout, a collaborative effort of prominent researchers at both Duke University and the University of Utah has resulted in identifying one of the key causes of the disorder -...

2012-06-13 10:05:12

The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutter–and in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast light on part of the essence of being human: the mystery of emotion and human interaction. In a study led by Julie R. Korenberg, Ph.D., M.D., University of Utah/USTAR professor, Circuits of the Brain and pediatrics, people with and without Williams syndrome (WS)...

Inexpensive Magnetic Field Sensor From 'Plastic Paint'
2012-06-12 12:38:48

Spintronic device uses thin-film organic semiconductor University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a "spintronic" organic thin-film semiconductor that basically is "plastic paint." The new kind of magnetic-resonance magnetometer also resists heat and degradation, works at room temperature and never needs to be calibrated, physicists Christoph Boehme, Will Baker and colleagues report...