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Viruses Impaired If Their Targets Have Diverse Genes

When a viral infection spread through five genetically identical mice in a row, the virus replicated faster and became more virulent or severe. But when the infection spread one-by-one through five genetically diverse mice, the virus had trouble adapting and became less virulent. Read More

November, 2014 from the U
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Why Lizards Have Bird Breath

Whether birds are breathing in or out, air flows in a one-directional loop through their lungs. This pattern was unexpected and for decades, biologists assumed it was unique to birds, a special adaptation driven by the intense energy demands of flight. Read More

University of Utah Ascending in a New Global Ranking of High-Quality Science Output

The University of Utah ranks among the top 100 for high-quality science in a new index of the world’s leading research centers. Read More

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Self-Repairing Software Tackles Bugs

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software then prevents the invader from ever infecting the computer again. Read More

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Did Men Evolve Navigation Skill to Find Mates?

A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills – the ability to mentally manipulate objects – can roam farther and have children with more mates. Read More