News Clips for April 15, 2021

New Study Finds Indigenous People Used Fire To Manage Utah Forests Over 1000 Years Ago

A new study by researchers in Utah found that Indigenous people used fire over 1000 years ago to improve forest health around Fish Lake. The finding adds to a growing body of research about pre-Columbian forest management that challenges the idea that forests should be returned to a “natural” state.

Why Biden health officials decided to pause J&J’s coronavirus vaccine

Their goal was to protect the public and be transparent, but critics worry they overreacted and might undermine vaccine confidence.

Cyberattacks Are Spiking. Colleges Are Fighting Back.

The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus was targeted in a ransomware attack last week. The message, emailed to thousands of students and employees at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus last week, was alarming. Their personal information, including addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, academic progress reports, and financial documents, had been stolen, and their university was refusing to cooperate with extortion demands.

Real Salt Lake Announces Historic Partnership with University of Utah Health

In a historic announcement, Real Salt Lake has agreed to a seven-year partnership with the University of Utah Health to become the exclusive and official healthcare partner for Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs and the RSL Youth Development Academy.

Equity and diversity among the keys to future economic success in Utah, panel says

For the Beehive State to maintain its ongoing level of economic prosperity, making sure people from diverse circumstances have the opportunity to participate in that success will be a key component, a panel of Utah leaders said Wednesday.

Ultrasound Waves Create Never-Repeating Pattern in Carbon

Using soundwaves, a team of University of Utah engineers and mathematicians demonstrated how to arrange carbon nanoparticles in water in a never-repeating pattern. The new discovery, according to the team, could lead to a new class of materials called "quasicrystals" - having customizable magnetic and electrical properties.

COVID Plus 'Bleeding' Stroke Doubles a Patient's Death Risk

'Bleeding' stroke patients with COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to die as those without COVID-19, new research shows. For the study, a research team from the University of Utah analyzed data from 568 hospitals in the United States.