New Painkiller Was Born in Utah

The natural form of Prialt – a new drug for severe pain approved this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – was discovered at the University of Utah in 1979 by an incoming freshman studying toxins produced by cone snails. Read More

December, 2004 from the U

$6.7 Million for Bionic War on Disabilities

University of Utah researchers have won about $6.7 million in federal grants to develop wireless electrodes that would be implanted to provide blind people with artificial vision and stimulate paralyzed body parts and so disabled people could walk, talk or control a computer with their thoughts. Read More

University of Utah Center on Aging Gets New Name as Its Program Expands

in five people will be 65 or older by 2030. The University of Utah is gearing up for the inevitable graying of America through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary academic and resource program at its Center on Aging. Read More


U Professor is Among Top Legal Thinkers

A professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is among the nominees for the 20 top legal thinkers in America. Read More

U School of Medicine’s Jay A. Jacobson, M.D., Received AMA’s Highest Award for Contributions to Medical Ethics

University of Utah professor of internal medicine Jay A. Jacobson, M.D., received the American Medical Association’s (AMA) highest honor in medical ethics-the Isaac Hayes, MD, and John Bell, MD, Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism. Read More