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Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin

The venom of a tropical cone snail contains large amounts of specialized insulin that rapidly disables fish. Discoverers at the University of Utah say this stripped down version of the hormone may prove useful in studying insulin function and energy metabolism in people. Read More

January, 2015 from the U
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Salt Lake arts leader to head UMFA Education Department

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is pleased to announce that Jorge Rojas, a well-known artist and arts educator, is the new director of education and engagement at the UMFA Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at the U

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the University of Utah Jan. 28 at noon in the Huntsman Center. Her appearance is sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project (My U Student Experience), a presidential initiative that works to enrich undergraduate education across the university. Read More

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Men Want Commitment When Women are Scarce

The sexual stereotype, in line with evolutionary theory, is that women want commitment and men want lots of flings. But a study of the Makushi people in Guyana shows the truth is more complex, with men more likely to seek long-term relationships when women are in short supply. Read More

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New Study Findings Help Physicians and Patients Determine Prostate Cancer Risk

A discovery by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute shows that looking at whether a man’s uncles and great-grandparents, among other second- and third-degree relatives, had prostate cancer could be as important as looking at whether his father had prostate cancer. A more complete family history would give physicians a new tool to decide whether or not a PSA test was appropriate Read More