News Clips for Aug. 15, 2018

FUTURE PHYSICIAN BACKS PROPOSITION 3

This month, I will be starting my journey as a medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. I’m excited and honored to receive my medical training here in Utah, where I was born and raised, but I have one concern as I look forward — whether or not I’ll be able to treat all my patients who need care.

University of Utah overspends — to the tune of $236K — in developing SafeUT app

The University of Utah spent nearly a quarter-million dollars more than the Legislature had appropriated for the research institution to support and expand SafeUT, an app in which students can anonymously chat with crisis counselors.

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he's not planning on fading away. The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank in Salt Lake City.

ZOMBIE GENE PROTECTS AGAINST CANCER—IN ELEPHANTS: DEAD GENE REBORN HELPS DESTROY CELLS WITH DAMAGED DNA

An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as humans—die from the disease.