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Courtesy Huntsman Cancer Institute

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is launching a new program that combines genetic research with lifelong treatment for cancer patients. It’s is a part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s membership in the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network, or ORIEN .

U Investigation Finds Nanorod Research Fraudulent

Nov 10, 2014
Nano Letters, Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/nl400959z). Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society.

A chemical engineering student at the University of Utah will not be receiving his doctorate after investigators determined that he fabricated data in an academic publication. But his senior co-author has been cleared of wrongdoing. University of Utah investigators found that graduate student Rajasekhar Anumolu manipulated images of microscopic structures called nanorods. The images were published in the journal Nano Letters, but the paper has since been retracted. Jeffrey Botkin is the...

Utah Climate Center

Skies have been smog-free in northern Utah for the past few days. Now the Utah Climate Center says we can breathe easy for at least another week. The view over the Salt Lake Valley is pollution free. We can thank the storm that scrubbed the valley clean before the weekend. And snowstorms this week will keep the air clear of winter smog a while longer. But next week a high-pressure system will settle in. And that means sooty pollution will build in the valley again. Martin Schroeder is a...

Nano Letters, Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/nl400959z). Copyright 2013 American Chemical Society.

The University of Utah is investigating whether chemical engineering researchers altered images in an academic paper. The journal Nano Letters withdrew the paper on August 15th due to concerns over the integrity of the data. The U investigation started after a chemistry blog raised questions about images in the paper. The research proposes a new method of orienting tiny man-made structures known as nanorods. This could lead to the creation of synthetic antibodies, among other things. The blog...

Andrea Smardon

The University of Utah expects to lose 19 million dollars of its medical research budget as a result of sequestration. KUER looks at how that loss will impact the research, industry, and health of the state. In the Genetics building, on the wall of cardiologist Dean Li’s lab is a map of North and South Korea. He uses it as inspiration for a pair of graduate students. North Korea, in this case, represents cancer. “This is something that I put up on Jae’s desk to remind home what we’re really...