News Clips for Oct. 19, 2018

“Poliolike” Childhood Muscle-Weakening Disease Reappears

The illness pattern is very similar to the polio outbreak of the 1940s and 1950s, says Andrew Pavia, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah, except for its scale.

New Utah Best Buy is company's first U.S. store in 7 years

University of Utah professors Arul and Himanshu Mishra teach marketing at the David Eccles School of Business, and both specialize in consumer behavior. In an email interview with the Deseret News, the Mishras wrote that in-person assistance, particularly with purchasing high-tech products, can be a powerful differentiator for buying decisions.

There's an apartment building boom going on in Salt Lake City

“The demand has for sure increased,” said DJ Benway, research analyst with the Kem C Gardner Institute at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

It’s Cold and Flu Season. Call a Friend.

“The link between biology and social relationships is undeniable,” says Bert Uchino, a social psychologist at the University of Utah.

These Four Women Are Hoping To Find Justice Through A Little-Known Law After Prosecutors Failed To Charge Their Attackers

University of Utah law professor Paul Cassell, one of the attorneys representing the women, said the petition likely marks the first time anyone in the state has ever tried to use the provision as an avenue for what he called “victim-initiated prosecution.” “There is tremendous outcry in this country when prosecutors have not filed charges,” Cassell told BuzzFeed News, adding that he hoped the petition would shed light on similar provisions in other states or encourage other states to adopt one like Utah’s.

Air Pollution Reduces Arctic Cloud Lifetime, Study Suggests

“The Arctic has a climate that is changing very rapidly, and the warming is more intense than the warming that we have in the middle latitudes,” said Quentin Coopman, an atmospheric scientist at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany and lead author of the new study, which was completed while Coopman was a graduate student at the University of Utah and the University of Lille.