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  • Are multiple concussions driving suicides in the military?

    Are multiple concussions driving suicides in the military?
    The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. One is suicide. The annual rate of military personnel taking their own lives has doubled to about 20 per 100,000. That translated to a record 324 suicides...
  • Rick Majerus dies at 64; college basketball coach

    Rick Majerus dies at 64; college basketball coach
    Rick Majerus, the college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64. Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., the coach's longtime friend, confirmed in a...
  • Martin Fleischmann dies at 85; claimed cold-fusion success

    Martin Fleischmann dies at 85; claimed cold-fusion success
    Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons thought they were going to change the energy world forever. On March 23, 1989, they announced at a news conference at the University of Utah that they had discovered a tabletop process for producing nuclear fusion at...
  • Stephen R. Covey dies at 79; wrote influential self-help bestseller

    Stephen R. Covey dies at 79; wrote influential self-help bestseller
    Stephen R. Covey, a former Brigham Young University business professor who blended personal self-help and management theory in a massive bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 79....
  • Claremont McKenna names legal scholar as next president

     
    Claremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....
  • Two Crenshaw cornerbacks put in the hard work to earn scholarships

    Two Crenshaw cornerbacks put in the hard work to earn scholarships
    Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine. It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah. "It almost brought me to...
  • Growing body parts and improving prosthetics

     Growing body parts and improving prosthetics
    Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is used to hearing his work described as science fiction. Way back in 1999, he and his team grew bladders in a lab and successfully implanted them in patients with...
  • Study finds humans still evolving, and quickly

    Study finds humans still evolving, and quickly
    The pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa 40,000 years ago, quickening to 100 times historical levels after agriculture became widespread, according to a study...
  • Jewish legacy inscribed on genes?

    Jewish legacy inscribed on genes?
    Gregory Cochran has always been drawn to puzzles. This one had been gnawing at him for several years: Why are European Jews prone to so many deadly genetic diseases? Tay-Sachs disease. Canavan disease. More than a dozen more. It offended Cochran's sense...