News Clips for Sept. 19, 2018

Why You Should Not Trust Fertility Apps—Yet

The fertility awareness methods they use are real science, but the apps haven’t shown they can deliver the same standard of care.

Bile acids sneak nanoparticles into the bloodstream

Bile has a bad rap and often connotes an ill temper. But it plays a critical role in digestion and, thanks to new work, might eventually reduce the need for needles.

Jeff Sessions blames end of stop-and-frisk for Chicago's murder rate

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed the “irresponsible consent decree” reached in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union for Chicago’s high murder rate.

What does the Cottonwood Mall debate mean for density along the booming Wasatch Front?

Nobody looks out at the former Cottonwood Mall site, with its 57 acres of dirt and asphalt, and thinks this land is achieving its fullest potential. It even blights the satellite view — a great brown spot amid tree-lined residential streets, 5 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.


Students from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning will be gathering information via public “listening sessions” and surveys throughout Bonner County this week.

State board weighs Lake Powell Pipeline financing questions

Utah has some difficult financial decisions to make as it considers the Lake Powell Pipeline.

Reactive Muscle Precursor Cells In The Lens Contribute To Formation Of Secondary Cataracts

Millions of individuals undergo cataract surgery each year. Although removal of cataracts restores vision, approximately 20% of adults and most children develop a re-clouding of the lens called a secondary cataract or posterior capsule opacification (PCO).

Utah business leaders create a new $200,000 Ivory Prize for the best ideas on affordable housing

Utah added a big cash award Tuesday to its list of tools for addressing an ongoing shortage of affordable housing.

When Patients Can’t Afford Care: Tackling the Rising & Shifting Costs of Healthcare

Patients are responsible for a growing portion of healthcare costs. In some cases, that responsibility has become untenable, leading patients to delay or avoid care, or to leave their providers with unpaid bills. In their search for solutions, hospitals and practices are trying a variety of interventions.

Young, female, Native American, scientist

A pre-veterinary student used drones to study beaver dams in Montana. A senior majoring in chemical engineering researched how to make nontoxic batteries. A sophomore in chemistry got a taste of nanomedicine. Three other students examined bacteria from the gut microbiome as part of research to improve diagnostic tests of infectious diseases.

Researcher's work could help wildfire managers determine when to give evacuation orders

A researcher at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is helping emergency managers to better determine when to call for evacuations due to a wildfire.