News Clips for June 30, 2020

University of Utah reorganizes their Department of Public Safety

In a newsletter published on the University of Utah’s website, the school announced they have reorganized the infrastructure of their Department of Public Safety under the direction of the new Chief Safety Officer, Marlon Lynch.

10 health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month

University of Utah Health reported June 5 that an unauthorized individual accessed some employee email accounts over a 45-day period earlier this year.

Candidates scale back—or aren’t holding—election night parties due to COVID-19

Like just about everything else in Utah’s entirely by-mail primary election, candidates’ watch parties on Tuesday are being affected by COVID-19.

PEEL Therapeutics Announces Possible New Treatment for COVID-19

A new study published today in Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology, sheds light on the mysterious blood clots and inflammation in patients with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The peer-reviewed paper describes a new medicine that may block COVID-19 inflammation being developed by PEEL Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Utah.

University of Utah: Could Slowing the Rate of DNA Mutations Be the Key to the Elusive Fountain of Youth

Our cells mutate in the course of our lives despite our DNA repair mechanisms. According to recent research, an individual with a high mutation rate can live up to five years less than an individual with fewer mutations. In women, fertility is also linked to this mechanism.

COVID-19 causes 'hyperactivity' in blood-clotting cells

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists.

Web-like substance emitted by white blood cells could worsen outcome in Covid patients: Study

From the dangers of an overactive immune response to how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks the host cells' proteins, ThePrint brings you the latest research on coronavirus.