University of Utah Study Suggests Cellular Waste to Blame for a Form of Blinding Eye Disease

Gene mutations that impair the ability of photoreceptor cells to properly dispose of waste – and as a result cause the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa – have been identified by vision researchers at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center. The discovery raises concerns that carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (medications often used to treat both heart and eye diseases) may adversely affect vision. The study is published in the November 24, 2004 online version of the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Read More

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Grant Boosts U College of Nursing’s Diversity Efforts

The University of Utah College of Nursing\’s efforts to help diversify the nursing workforce got a boost recently with a $736,831 grant for its Diversity Recruitment, Retention, and Leadership Development program. Read More

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Judith F. Baca to Present Public Video and Lecture at U of U

Judith F. Baca, creator of the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural, located in the Tujunga Wash Flood Control Channel in L.A., will present a free public lecture on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the University of Utah. A film, “The World of Art: Judy Baca,” which features Baca discussing two public art projects in Southern California, will be screened, from 3:15 until 3:45 p.m., followed by Baca’s lecture, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. Baca will show examples of and discuss her work and answer questions. Both events will be held in the Dumke Auditorium, in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, located at 1665 E. South Campus Drive (410 S.) Read More

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Potters Association Annual Holiday Sale

The University of Utah Potters Association is hosting its annual holiday sale December 7th through December 8th in the Gittens Art Gallery located in the art and architecture building north west of the museum of fine arts on the University of Utah Campus. Read More

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How Running Made Us Human

Humans evolved from ape-like ancestors because they needed to run long distances – perhaps to hunt animals or scavenge carcasses on Africa’s vast savannah – and the ability to run shaped our anatomy, making us look like we do today. Read More