News Clips for Dec. 13, 2019

Three Finalists Vying For The U of U's Police Chief Position

The three finalists vying to be the next leader of the University of Utah’s police department after it faced more than a year of public criticism met the campus community this week. They were available for questions in public forums scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Those dates raised concerns among a group of students on social media who criticized that the forums were taking place during finals week.

Epilepsy’s Next Frontier

Andrea VonMarkle arrived in Madison by helicopter ambulance 2 years ago, her life hanging in the balance. One month earlier she'd been a healthy 21-year-old juggling community college, waitressing, and weightlifting at a local gym. But after several weeks of feeling vaguely ill and forgetful, she was struck by a terrifying crisis.

Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank to Hold Ribbon Cutting Event with Founding Sponsors

Nearly 1 in 10 babies (9.4%) born in Utah are preterm, arriving before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. These babies miss out on the important growth and development that happens in the final weeks, and many preterm babies spend days, weeks or even months in Newborn ICUs. For babies in the NICU, pasteurized donor human milk is vital and can save lives.

The TetraSki: Using Technology To Enable Quadriplegics To Ski

Cool Science Radio welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Rosenbluth, the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Acute Rehabilitation program at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and founder of The Tetradapt Initiative which began over 10 years ago when Rosenbluth dreamed of a better and more aspirational way to deliver the latest technology for adaptive sports and recreation to people living with spinal cord injuries or disease.

Foods of the future

We asked young scientists to write an advertisement that answers this question: How will food options, food availability, and individuals' food choices change in the future? A selection of their suggested marketing campaigns is below.

Utah Tests Ranked-Choice Voting’s Conservative Appeal

A roll of the dice decided a tied City Council race in Vineyard, Utah, four years ago. So when the city had the opportunity to test a different way of voting in municipal elections last month, local officials embraced it. “I thought, ‘What’s it going to hurt to try it?’” said Pamela Spencer, city clerk of the 10,000-person community on the shores of Utah Lake. She liked the results.

Participants sought for clinical trial focusing on restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, violence and disease paralyze from the neck down more than 5,000 people every year. In the first few months after injury, some people regain some movement and sensation in their limbs. Those who do not show improvement in the first few months are unlikely to ever recover.

Lee’s immigration bill will give Silicon Slopes the high-tech workers it needs

Utah’s tech economy is booming, yet despite unprecedented growth, many business leaders share a common challenge in realizing their global potential. The problem isn’t a lack of innovative ideas. It’s a lack of high-skilled labor.

600 students, parents attend IGC admissions policy presentation

The Incheon Global Campus (IGC) had a successful presentation of the admissions policies of its four foreign universities, with hundreds of high school students and parents interested in their satellite campuses in Incheon, west of Seoul, attending.

What to give grandma for Christmas? How about a younger self

US $1 million will buy your grandmother a spot in a new clinical trial that boldly promises that her ageing, sagging and cognitive impairment could be healed.