Bitter Taste in Your Mouth?

The ability to discern bitter tastes-from acrid nicotine smoke to sauerkraut-can be traced to a gene discovered by researchers at the University of Utah, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Stanford University. Read More

February, 2003 from the U

Tibetan Monks To Show and Discuss Film on the Panchen Lama

The Student Interfaith Council at the University of Utah will host seven Tibetan monks from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery located in Southern India and home to the Panchen Lama, in a free public showing and discussion of the film “Tibet’s Stolen Child,” on Sat., March 1 at 1 p.m. in the Post Chapel at Fort Douglas. Read More

U’s Kolff Wins One of Engineering’s Top Honors

Willem Kolff, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Utah, has been awarded one of the engineering profession’s highest honors and a $500,000 cash prize for his work in developing artificial organs. Read More

Corporate Accountability to Headline Garn Institute Banquet

U.S. Senator Bob Bennett of Utah will speak about “corporate accountability and public trust” at the annual Distinguished Lecture Series Banquet sponsored by the University of Utah Garn Institute of Finance. The event takes place this Thursday evening, February 20, 2003 in the Grand America Hotel Ballroom. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner following at 7:30 p.m. Read More

Utah Eye Researchers Identify Gene Mutation Responsible For Severe Form of Vision Loss

Researchers at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center have identified a gene mutation responsible for a severe form of a blinding eye disease known as adult on-set foveomacular dystrophy, a form of macular degeneration. The research, published in the February 2003 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, could help eye doctors reduce the risk of blindness in families carrying the mutation. Read More