News Clips for June 19, 2020

Being more densely populated doesn’t boost COVID-19 spread, a University of Utah study finds

Contrary to popular perception, densely populated U.S. city centers are not more prone to the spread of COVID-19, a newly released study by University of Utah researchers has concluded.

Utah announces new golf training facility, with help of $1 million gift from Sandy-based Layton Construction

The University of Utah is getting ready to build another new athletics building, and it’s coming with a large financial gift attached.

This Father's Day, dads have new respect for duties at home

Rahul Gandhi's twin girls were born dangerously premature, with a slim chance they would have normal lives after barely surviving birth eight years ago.

What to do online this week: Stream Utah Opera’s ‘The Little Prince’

There are plenty of events going on in Utah this week that you can participate in from home.

‘Trillion Trees’ Plan Is Risky Climate Strategy, Scientists Say

Forests, highly vulnerable to the ravages of climate change, are a risky bet for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science.

University Of Utah Health Updates Visitor Policy For All Facilities

University of Utah Health on Friday announced it has updated its visitor policy for all its hospitals and clinics. According to a statement, U of U Health “Is taking aggressive and proactive measures in our hospitals, clinics, and community health centers to better protect patients, visitors, providers, and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19.”

Family Study Finds Germline Mutation Rates Predict Longevity, Fertility

People who accumulate mutations within their cells more slowly live longer than those who amass mutations quickly and have extended fertility, a new study has found.