News Clips Feb. 9-11, 2019

Hydrologist says this year's snow pack should help Utah water allocation

You may be fed up with snow this year, but Utah really needed it. We sat down Friday with Paul Brooks, a hydrologist at the University of Utah.

New program to help first time home buyers

A new program in Utah is set to help educators, public servants, veterans, military members and construction workers become new homeowners.

Utah Museum of Fine Art’s The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West rare treat of photographic art

In the late 1860s, the ideal uses, functions, aesthetic value and presence of photography were as controversial as the numerous digital media tools we have accepted recently in our daily lives.

The FDA under Trump has approved 1,600 generic drugs. But many aren’t for sale yet

Generic drugs can lower the cost of health care for millions of Americans. But hundreds of them have yet to make their way to consumers, even after government approvals.

Female entrepreneurs have a harder time securing startup funding, U. researcher says

A University of Utah researcher has found evidence that female entrepreneurs struggle more to get funding for their businesses than their male counterparts.

Researchers Spot New Phenomenon That Can Solve Wavelength Splitting Problem In Lasers

Scientists have fashioned a way to eliminate the problem of splitting light from quantum dot lasers: by simply coupling two together.

Creation Of First Genetically Edited Twins Requires More Detailed Investigation – Analysis

An American biophysicist from Rice University Michael Deem played an instrumental role in the experiment by the Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who tried to create children protected from HIV infection by gene modification. This information appeared at the scientific and medical portal STAT News.

Jackie Biskupski launches re-election campaign for 2nd term as Salt Lake City mayor

Describing herself a fighter for all Salt Lake City residents, Jackie Biskupski launched her campaign Saturday for a second term as mayor and vowed to press for more affordable housing, expanded transit and improved air quality while also helping the homeless and the city’s small businesses.

Air pollution could damage DNA for generations, Utah physicians report

Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment released their yearly report on air quality last week, which drew attention to some newly discovered effects of air pollution on residents in Utah.

A new bill seeks to modify Utah’s medical cannabis law, but the legislature may not hear it

A bill being introduced in the Utah State Legislature seeks to modify a landmark bill that replaced voter-approved Proposition 2, the medical cannabis ballot initiative.

Report raises concerns about youth representation in court system

Voices for Utah Children and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law teamed up for a study on youth access in the juvenile court system.

In-car voice controls may be nearing a breakthrough

“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Don’t worry, cars aren’t going all HAL 9000 on us, at least not yet. The worst your car might do is accidentally turn the stereo volume to maximum when what you asked it to do was, “Phone Max.”

Brain Disease Market–Deep Research Study with Future State of the Competitive Landscape

One of the important factors crucial for the growth of the global brain disease market is technological advancement. Recently, scientists at the University of Utah Health and Stanford University have found a way out in the form of a targeted therapy treatment that slows down the progression of or improves a couple of degenerative brain disorders, viz. ataxia and Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is another name for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Commentary: Failing Lauren McCluskey before and after her murder. Are women taken seriously at the U?

My wife and I became close family friends with the McCluskey family over the past 20 years. We observed and contributed to the evolution of their daughter Lauren McCluskey from an inquisitive and energetic toddler to a beautiful, warm, and caring 21-year-old woman brimming with future promise.