News Clips for Oct. 16, 2018

Zimmer Biomet and Apple launch clinical study using Apple Watch and iPhone for 10K knee and hip replacement patients

Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this is taking shape. Zimmer Biomet, a world leader in developing the components and systems for joint replacements, says that it is working with Apple on a new clinical study focused on people who get knee and hip replacements.

Scientists develop 3D-printing process for implantable human ligaments, tendons

Scientists have developed a method to 3D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process they say will greatly improve a patient's recovery.

Does risk of embryonic malformations outweigh benefits of using SSRIs in pregnant women?

A comprehensive new review article presents the most current understanding of the role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) play in increased risk of multiple diverse gestational malformations and takes aim at the ongoing debate over whether SSRIs as a drug class can cause these malformations.

Albuquerque mayor pumps brakes on e-scooters until regulations are set

Electric scooter startups are taking the country by storm and on the brink of rolling into Albuquerque. However, in some communities where e-scooter companies launched, it led to a spike in hospital visits and in other cases, the scooters themselves became the nuisance.

Rep. Mia Love has lost her lead and is now tied with Ben McAdams in Utah’s 4th District race

The congressional race between GOP Rep. Mia Love and Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams could not be tighter: It is now tied, according to a new poll.

Utah’s colleges raise tuition with little to no scrutiny, audit finds

The board that oversees tuition hikes at Utah colleges regularly approves them with little or no scrutiny — never rejecting a proposed increase, rarely asking questions about requests and failing to significantly analyze how the additional money will be spent, according to a scathing state audit released Monday.

University of Utah, CMES: Driving global research through sustainability hubs

It’s no secret that the beauty of our natural environment is diminishing. Our planet’s natural resources are under great threat. To provide real-world solutions to these pressing issues through the talents of both current and future generations, the College of Mines and Earth Sciences (CMES) at the University of Utah is facing these matters head-on, helping to support the university-wide Global Change & Sustainability Center.

Despite top performance numbers, USTAR's fate hangs in the balance

It isn't the first time Utah's research-focused economic development program has been faced with the question of whether it will live to fight another day. The Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative, USTAR for short, has been subject to question and criticism essentially from its inception in 2005 by then-Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who predicted the program would make Utah a "haven" for forward-thinking researchers and create a system of returns that would expand with each year.

Love and McAdams face off in testy 4th District debate

The much-anticipated live TV debate between Mia Love and Ben McAdams provided a few fireworks Monday night, but likely not enough to move the needle much either way on this very close 4th Congressional District contest.

Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.

University of Utah researchers pioneer bioprinting technique for ligament and tendon tissue

Biomedical engineers from the University of Utah are pushing the envelope of 3D bioprinting with a new approach that could enable the printing of ligaments and tendons. The process, which has been in development for two years, was pioneered in collaboration with Carterra, Inc., a Salt Lake City microfluidic device manufacturer for the medical sector.

3D printed cells lend hope to amputees

Scientists have developed a method to 3D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process they say will greatly improve a patient’s recovery.

3D printed cells to produce human ligaments, tendons

Scientists have developed a method to 3D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process they say will greatly improve a patient's recovery.