Video Games Help Patients and Health Care Providers

Can video games help patients with cancer, diabetes, asthma, depression, autism and Parkinson’s disease? A new publication by researchers from the University of Utah, appearing in the Sept 19 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, indicates video games can be therapeutic and are already beginning to show health-related benefits. The lead author of the paper […]

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Global Strategic-Management Expert Jay Barney Joins the U’s Business Faculty

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced Jay Barney, one of the country’s leading experts on strategy and strategic management, is joining the school as a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and as Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. He comes to the Eccles School after 18 years at Ohio […]

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CNN Money features startup Xandem

CNN Money featured University of Utah startup Xandem recently, highlighting the company’s motion-detection technology that “sees through walls.” The company is the product of former doctoral student Joey Wilson and professor Neal Patwari, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. CNN wrote: “Xandem’s secret sauce is its use of radio waves, which […]

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Utah Governor and the University of Utah to Celebrate State’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The University of Utah and Governor Gary Herbert will celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship during the week of Sept. 26-30. Activities revolve around the declaration by Governor Herbert, himself a former small business owner, declaring today the state’s official Entrepreneurship Day. That proclamation was made at 11:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, followed by a […]

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University of Utah Research Leads to Commercialization of “Smart Feeding Tube”

Feeding tubes are not as harmless as they seem. Every year in the U.S. over 40,000 feeding tubes are mistakenly placed into a patient’s lungs, which results in an estimated 6,000 deaths. But a University of Utah startup company, Veritract Inc., hopes to end these risks by making the placement of feeding tubes much safer […]

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U of U Students Score at Global Business Plan Competition

Short Solutions, a University of Utah startup company consisting of four current and former engineering students, won the Palo Alto Software Challenge Award at the 2010 Global Moot Corp Competition – the “Super Bowl of business plan competitions” – at The University of Texas in Austin. Only 40 teams from 12 countries qualified to participate. […]

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U of U Business Plan Team Accepted into World’s Largest and Richest Business Plan Competition

A team from the Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah was chosen from 339 business plan teams from around the world to compete in this year’s Rice Business Plan Competition. Charity Williams, graduating in May with juris doctorate; Sean Mills, graduating with an MBA and Justin Baker, a second-year bioengineering Ph.D. […]

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U of U Graduate Business Team Wins National Innovation Competition

There’s no spring break for three University of Utah graduate students who returned to campus today with the life sciences grand prize-$20,000 in cash and $20,000 of in-kind services-from the Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition. The U of U team competed against 30 teams of graduate students from 24 colleges and universities over a 3-day […]

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