This Old Healthy House

The age of your neighborhood may influence your risk of obesity, according to a new study from the University of Utah. Read More

July, 2008 from the U

University of Utah Ramps up Nuclear Engineering Studies to Fill Growing Demand for Talent in Energy Disciplines

The University of Utah, with one of only 29 nuclear engineering programs remaining in the U.S., will use a $1.5 million gift from the EnergySolutions Foundation to establish a Presidential Endowed Chair in Nuclear Engineering in its College of Engineering. Read More

The U Spins Off Another 23 Companies in 2008

The 2008 fiscal year-end results for the generation of new businesses prove what many economists have long claimed, that the University of Utah is an economic engine for the State of Utah. Twenty-three companies were launched from technologies developed at the University 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.

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Growing Up Amid War Affects Children’s Moral Development

Colombian children living in war zones exhibited an understanding that stealing or hurting others is wrong. But when asked to consider revenge as a motive, many said it is acceptable to steal or hurt others for revenge. These vulnerabilities were more pronounced among teenagers. Read More

Genetic Variations Put Youth at Higher Risk

Common genetic variations affecting nicotine receptors in the nervous system can significantly increase the chance that European Americans who begin smoking by age 17 will struggle with lifelong nicotine addiction, according to researchers at the University of Utah and their colleagues at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The study, published in the July 11, 2008 issue of PLoS Genetics, highlights the importance of public health efforts to reduce the number of youth who begin smoking. Read More