Alzheimer’s Association awards grant to University of Utah’s Brain Institute

The Alzheimer\’s Association has awarded University of Utah Brain Institute investigator Gang Liu, Ph.D., a $240,000 grant to study why Alzheimer\’s patients have higher levels of metal ions such as aluminum, copper, and iron in their brains. The research could lead to new treatments using nanotechnology and slow down the progression of the disease. Read More

August, 2007 from the U

How China’s New Market Economy is Affecting Women

The accession of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the growth of the Chinese economy have elevated the overall well-being of many Chinese women but have adversely affected others, according to the latest issue of the journal Feminist Economics. In a special double issue on gender, China and the WTO, the journal examines the consequences of China\’s opening up to international trade and its transition from socialism to a market economy.

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Utah Research Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Reduces Mortality Risk in Severely Obese Patients

Severely obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery significantly reduce their risk of death from coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 23, 2007, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The study was led by a team of researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine and LDS Hospital. Read More

The U’s Economic Impact includes 17 Start-up Companies in 2007

The University of Utah is an economic engine for the State of Utah and 2007 fiscal year-end results prove it. Seventeen companies were launched from technologies developed at The University of Utah within the last year. The companies not only help move research forward through the licensing royalty revenue they bring in, but they provide jobs for the people of Utah and help to strengthen the economy in the state. The 17 companies are based on research in fields such as medicinal sciences, engineering, and fine arts. Read More

Deadly Mine ‘Bump’ Recorded as Seismic Event

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations recorded a magnitude-1.6 seismic event at the time of a Thursday, Aug. 16 \”bump\” that killed and injured rescuers at a Utah coal mine where six miners were trapped by an Aug. 6 collapse.

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