News Clips for March 8, 2019

University of Utah officer assigned McCluskey case no longer with department

The University of Utah police officer who was assigned the Lauren McCluskey case has left the department, the university confirmed on Thursday. Also in Salt Lake Tribune, KUTV, KSL, Fox13, ABC4, New York Daily News, Daily Mail.

New Treatment Delays (And Can Even Prevent) Autoimmune Disease Progression In Mice

Autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes are thought to affect as many as 50 million Americans. They can be chronic and, at times, even life-threatening, but because they are frequently "invisible" and understudied in comparison to conditions like, say, cancer, they are very often underdiagnosed. Also in Science Alert.

Switching to daylight saving time disrupts children and teens, sleep scientists say

Losing an hour during the transition to daylight saving time is more than just an annoyance, says University of Utah sleep expert Kelly Glazer Baron. Dr. Baron, an Associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine says a lost hour of sleep impacts a child’s performance in school and a teenagers alertness on the road.

Intermountain Awards More Than $400K in Precision Medicine Grants

Intermountain Precision Genomics, a program within Intermountain Healthcare, has awarded more than $400,000 in total to researchers at Stanford University, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Vivid Genomics to improve individual health.

Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology announced

Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. The medals will be presented to the four honorees at the Utah Technology Innovation Summit on April 1.

The power broker: Can conservative icon Gayle Ruzicka stay relevant in today's Republican party?

Here she comes, striding down the marble halls of the Utah state Capitol. Everyone here knows her — the woman with the glittering gold eagle pin on her lapel, fluffy hair and manicured nails, painted baby pink on this gray February morning.