Mice With MS-Like Condition Walk After Human Stem Cell Treatment
1.	Multiple sclerosis (MS) impairs nerve function by damaging myelin, an insulating layer that surrounds nerves. MS mice can’t move well.
2.	Human neural stem cells injected into MS mice stimulate the mouse’s own cells to repair the damage. 
3.	Nerve cell function is restored. MS mice can walk and run.

Mice With MS-Like Condition Walk Again After Human Stem Cell Treatment

Mice severely disabled by a condition similar to multiple sclerosis (MS) could walk less than two weeks following treatment with human stem cells. The finding, which uncovers new avenues for treating MS, will be published online on May 15, 2014, in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Read More

May, 2014 from the U

Utah’s Own ‘Monuments Man’ Celebrated at U Library

The recently released film, “The Monuments Men,” illustrates how art experts working for the U.S. military helped reclaim looted art in Europe after World War II. In a similar fashion, a man named Lennox Tierney— who eventually came to the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts as associate dean— worked to save pieces of Japan’s artistic and cultural heritage post WWII. Read More


Nearest Bright ‘Hypervelocity Star’ Found

A University of Utah-led team discovered a “hypervelocity star” that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far. Speeding at more than 1 million mph, the star may provide clues about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way and the halo of mysterious “dark matter” surrounding the galaxy, astronomers say. Read More


Is Self-Fumigation for the Birds?

When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect baby birds. The researchers say the self-fumigation method may help endangered birds and even some mammals. Read More

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Randall J. Olson Receives 2014 Rosenblatt Prize

Randall J. Olson, M.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences and CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, was honored at today’s commencement ceremonies with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s most prestigious award. The $40,000 gift is presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research and administrative efforts. Read More