Clothing That Makes a Statement

Colby Russo, a freshman pre-business student, wants you to wear a shirt or jacket made by his company, Evōk Clothing. Yeah, you’ll look fashionable wearing it. But, more importantly, you’ll be wearing something with a message. You’ll be saying, “I support local artists, locally made products and fair pay for a day’s work.” Russo explains: […]

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Business Front, Personality Back

As a freshman, Nathalie Linge recognized a need for more attractive, functional ties and began collaborating. Over the next year, INK Menswear was created. The idea: a tongue-and-tail-designed tie with a sleek, sophisticated front and a pop of pattern on the back. The design caters to those who must look professional for work or other […]

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Blam. Cancer. Blam. Cancer. Blam.

Cervical cancer is almost eradicated in the developed world, where detection is made quickly and treatments are readily available. But, in the developing world, where doctors and equipment are scarce, many more women die of the disease — as many as 90 percent of the 250,000 women who die of it annually. A transdisciplinary team […]

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Next Standard in TB Detection

A new “TB Breathalyzer” sensor created by a Ph.D. student at the U aims to provide a point-of-care solution for millions at risk of getting tuberculosis, a fatal lung disease. “Ten million people are affected by tuberculosis every year,” said its creator, Dhiman Bhattacharyya, whose work involves functionalized titanium dioxide nanotubes to detect disease biomarkers […]

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A Six-Pack on Your Back

Cold beverages at a sporting event or on a camping trip are generally a luxury. Luckily, U students Kelton Ekblad (political science) and Daxton Wilson (geophysics) have invented a product that will quench thirst, no matter where you are. Prohibition Technology, their newly founded company, has designed a drink-dispensing backpack — like a vending machine […]

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Better Biosensors

Making bioreactors cheaper is an important hurdle to making better drugs. Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Tram Nguyen is addressing this need by helping University of Utah startup Applied Biosensors create disposable sensors for single-use bioreactors. This will allow companies to reduce their capital and operation costs as well as improve their production times, safety and […]

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SenseTech Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest at the U

Student startup SenseTech won $5,000 and first place in the 2016 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition today. Ten teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the U and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Aura Optics and Peke-Buo, […]

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