Fred Hayes for the University of Utah.

Glue, Fly, Glue

Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater instead on dry land. Now, University of Utah researchers have discovered why the fly’s silk is sticky when wet and how that may make it valuable as an adhesive tape during surgery. Read More

February, 2010 from the U

Middle East Cancer Researchers Visit Utah

In a region known for conflict, nuclear proliferation, peace process and Israeli-Palestinian issues, the Middle East is witnessing a death toll owed to a silent killer — cancer — that has forced friends and foes into a health diplomacy otherwise unseen in the region. Read More

U Improves its Web Presence among World’s Best Universities

In today’s world, the Internet is the tool university scholars use most often to share the results of their research. Through a scientific examination of the scholarly output of universities on the Web, the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities places the University of Utah (the U) at 48th best out of more than 18,000 others worldwide. That’s an improvement of eight spots from the previous ranking. Read More

Tyler Cruickshank

Better Snowfall Forecasting

University of Utah scientists developed an easier way for meteorologists to predict snowfall amounts and density – fluffy powder or wet cement. The method has been adopted by the National Weather Service for use throughout Utah – and could be adjusted for use anywhere. Read More

‘Morning After Pill’ Works up to 5 Days After Sex

A team of researchers from the United States and Europe has published new evidence supporting the use of ulipristal acetate as an effective alternative to levonorgestrel (marketed as Plan B®) for emergency contraception. This study was published online Jan. 29, 2010, and also appears in the Feb. 13 print edition of The Lancet. Read More