News Clips for Aug. 11-13, 2018

Mulvaney Looks to Weaken Oversight of Military Lending

The Trump administration is planning to suspend routine examinations of lenders for violations of the Military Lending Act, which was devised to protect military service members and their families from financial fraud, predatory loans and credit card gouging, according to internal agency documents.

Genetic tools uncover cause of childhood seizure disorder missed by other methods

Early childhood seizures result from a rare disease that begin in the first months of life. Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases. The results are available online on August 13 in the journal Nature Genomic Medicine.

U. study: C-sections rarer for new moms induced at 39 weeks

When Jessica Page, an OB-GYN doctor at University Hospital, was nearing the end of her pregnancy, she faced the same dilemma confronted by many her own patients: Whether or not to opt into an induction of labor at 39 weeks of gestation.

16 MUET Water Center Students Depart For USA On Exchange Visit

The fifth group of 16 MS Scholars of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro departed for a one-semester exchange visit to the United States on Monday.

Managing drug shortages is a challenge for health care workers

The nation’s health care system is regularly experiencing shortages of antibiotics, nutritional fluids and other kinds of commonly used prescription medications, forcing pharmacists, doctors and other health care workers to rethink treatment regimens or juggle inventory.

Enormous swarm of earthquakes hit near Yellowstone supervolcano

A giant swarm of 153 earthquakes recently hit near the Yellowstone supervolcano, according to the latest data. The data, taken from the University of Utah Seismograph Station, shows a series of earthquakes happening all around Yellowstone, but none higher than a 2.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Utah Records Committee orders Mike Noel’s agency to provide Lake Powell Pipeline records to public

The Utah State Records Committee ordered Rep. Mike Noel’s water agency, the Kane County Water District, to provide all correspondences from himself, his staff and his board to the Utah agency, which decided to deliver Lake Powell Pipeline water to the lands adjacent to Noel’s properties.

Genome Sequencing Identifies Cause of Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy

Scientists at University of Utah (U of U) Health report that they have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE).

Deep Whole-Genome Sequencing Diagnoses Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy

Using deep sequencing and computational tools, researchers were able to tease out the genetic root of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) in a dozen patients.