News Clips for Aug. 30, 2018

What fans and guests should know before heading to the Utes football game

With less than 24 hours before the first University of Utah football game kicks off against Weber State University, campus officials are preparing for approximately 45,000 guests coming and going from Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Energy and cleantech companies bring new opportunities to rural Utah

As Utah looks to find new ways to sustain its economic prosperity, as well as address economic challenges in its rural counties, Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) supported companies aim to find new opportunities in the energy and clean technologies sector, particularly in rural Utah.

OSU, Utah to estimate U.S. plant transpiration

Transpiration, the evaporation of water from plant leaves, accounts for more than half of all the global transfer of water from the continents to the atmosphere, but little is known about how much water is transpired across the United States.

A Little-Known Windfall for Some Hospitals, Now Facing Big Cuts

Most hospitals are nonprofit and justify their exemption from taxation with community service and charity care. But the Trump administration could require some of them to do more to help the poor, and the hospitals that are in the cross-hairs are those benefiting from an obscure drug discount program known as 340B.

Resilient research hubs that strive for global sustainability

Sustainability is key to humanity’s survival. From heads of states to businesses, civil society to Silicon Valley, leaders are not immune to the forces of change before us. Developmental, environmental and other social challenges stand before us–and the outlook isn’t encouraging.

Top Biotech Stories for the Month of August

A 2015 paper by Joshua Schiffman at the University of Utah first described additional copies of a tumor-suppressor gene called P53 in elephants—humans have a single copy, elephants have 20.

Utahns Against Hunger Fundraiser

Starting a business while taking a full load of classes isn't the sort of thing every University of Utah student can pull off—let alone become successful in the process. That's not the case with Ethan Cisneros and Thirst Drinks (thirstdrinks.com), which recently opened its third location in the Peterson Heritage Center (151 S. Connor St.) on the University of Utah campus.