News Clips for August 27-28, 2020

Tackling Cancer Metastasis with Engineered Blood Platelets

When cancer cells spread to new parts of the body in a process called metastasis, they often get there by traveling through the bloodstream. To avoid alerting the immune system and possibly triggering their demise, cancer cells coax circulating blood platelets to glom onto their surfaces and mask them from detection.

Incheon Global Campus offers alternative for studying abroad

Incheon Global Campus (IGC) is a viable alternative for students who want to study abroad but have been unable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it offers high-quality education programs of prestigious foreign universities, in which students can expand their global networks, according to the head of the campus Thursday.

Professor Jeff Munroe to Lead 5-Year National Science Foundation Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a major five-year grant to a research team led by Jeff Munroe, the Philip Battell Stewart and Sarah Frances Cowles Stewart Professor of Geology. Six scientists representing five different institutions will study how mineral dust from deserts in the southwestern U.S. is transported through the atmosphere to locations hundreds of miles away and the impacts of the exported dust on a variety of environmental and health issues.

Professors Speak Out About College Reopenings Amid Coronavirus

As campuses reopen and then close, faculty express concern about lack of safety protections and blame-shifting to students.

Pac-12 players have called for change. Here’s where Utah’s coach stands

Whittingham says college football is all about the players.

Utah Toddler One Of First To Receive Groundbreaking Gene Replacement Therapy

A Utah toddler is one of the first in the U.S. to receive a potentially groundbreaking therapy, and his father is doing everything he can to give his son the strength to win his fight.

Best Life: Finding time in the new workplace

Everyone has a circadian rhythm that gives off certain amounts of energy throughout the day. Whether you’re an early bird, night owl or somewhere in between, scientists have found the best times to do certain office tasks based on our productivity cycles. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.

COVID-19 is already on Utah College Campuses

BYU and the University of Utah have the second and third most reported Covid-19 cases on college campuses in the American West. Only the University of Washington in Seattle reports more, according to data gathered and published by the New York Times.

Coronavirus or the Flu: Is There a Difference Between Symptoms?

A potentially dicey phase of the pandemic is almost here: flu season. The yearly influx of infections will soon coincide with SARS-CoV-2 in the Northern Hemisphere. Normally, healthcare practitioners that see patients with flu-like symptoms in late fall, winter and early spring assume the individual has influenza and treat them accordingly. This year is different.

U of Utah Residence Advisers Threaten to Strike If They Don’t Receive More COVID-19 Support

Resident advisers (RAs) at the University of Utah say they will go on strike if the school doesn’t supply more sanitation supplies as well as information regarding whether a student in their dorm tests positive for COVID-19, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.

Princeton Review Ranks Utah Athletics Facilities Top 5 In Nation

The Princeton Review released their rankings of the best college athletic facilities in the country and Utah cracked the top 5.