News Clips for Sept. 26, 2019

Utah’s wealth gap is smallest in the nation

“We’re homogenous,” said Pam Perlich, senior demographer for the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. “We’re a working-class state.”

Student body leaders ‘disappointed, concerned, and opposed’ to language used in University of Utah’s motion to dismiss McCluskey lawsuit

Student body leaders expressed disappointment, concern, and opposition Tuesday night to the language used in the University of Utah’s motion to dismiss charges in the lawsuit filed by Lauren McCluskey’s parents.

Student leaders condemn how the University of Utah has responded to Lauren McCluskey’s murder in a surprising public statement opposing victim-blaming

Student leaders at the University of Utah have condemned the administration in a surprising public statement — criticizing how it handled fears reported by track-star Lauren McCluskey, denied responsibility after her murder and created an atmosphere where students now worry campus police won’t protect them.

What new census numbers reveal about Utah’s cities

More than 1 in 3 of those who call Salt Lake City home are racial and ethnic minorities, show new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. “It’s not surprising, it’s not out of the ordinary, but just showing that we’re becoming a more urban, diverse area that’s attracting a lot of different kinds of people,” said Mallory Bateman, state data center coordinator and a demographer at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Institute.

Utah political expert reacts to Trump’s transcript with Ukraine president

ason Perry, Director of Hinckley Insitute of Politics at the University of Utah talked to ABC4’s Brian Carlson on Midday to talk about what the transcription means, the process of impeachment and what this could mean for the 2020 Presidential Race.

$3M grant awarded to study aerobic exercise as Parkinson’s treatment

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a College of Health researcher and his team a five-year, $3 million grant to study the long-term effects of aerobic exercise on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease. “Our previous work clearly indicates that exercise, such as strength training or cycling, in a controlled laboratory environment improves motor function over the course of eight weeks to 12 weeks,” said Lee Dibble, Ph.D., lead University of Utah researcher in the groundbreaking research project and Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah.

5 things to know before kids go to college

Here are five things I learned at college orientation with my daughter that I found worthwhile. At the time, I thought I knew everything because I’d gone through orientation a few years earlier with my son. But after listening to the talk called “Supporting your College Student” presented by Dr. Kari Ellingson, Associate Vice President, Student Development, at the University of Utah, I wished I’d heard her advice before I sent my first child to college.

Are Mutants Real? Scientists Say Yes And Why

The researchers at the University of Utah Health said the age of a child's parents and family history are the two main factors that may increase genetic mutations. They found that a child born to a father who is 35 years old is more likely to get more mutations than a sibling born to the same parents in mid-20s. "This shows that we as parents are not all equal in this regard," Aaron Quinlan, senior study author and a professor of human genetics at U of U health, said in a statement. But having extra mutations will not give you extra capabilities. Quinlan said it may increase the risk of having serious diseases.