News Clips | June 24, 2021

Musical Chairs? Swapping Seats Could Reduce Orchestra Aerosols.

Moving super-spreading instruments, like the trumpet, closer to air vents could limit the aerosol buildup on stage, according to a new study.

Utah’s first proton therapy center could be a game changer for hundreds of cancer patients

Now the higher-tech, lower-risk radiation treatment is available close to home.

The chicken-egg question underneath America’s political divide

Americans are becoming more morally permissive. But which came first: our values or political identity?

Amazon Prime Day: Jeff Bezos’ most lucrative magic trick

It’s quite a feat to take a made up shopping “holiday” from zero to $11 billion in six years.

75 percent of student startups don’t survive post-college

In the 2016-2017 school year, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute helped to launch 329 student startup teams.

Men Are Dying of Colorectal Cancer at High Rates in 232 Hot Spots. What Gives?

By 2030, colorectal cancer will be the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in people 20 to 49.

Rock climbers organize: Climbing advocates survey Indian Creek climbers ahead of management planning

Indian Creek is an internationally renowned rock climbing destination and a go-to crag for many Moab climbers.

Deleted coronavirus genome sequences trigger scientific intrigue

Partial SARS-CoV-2 sequences from early outbreaks in Wuhan were removed from a US government database by the scientists who deposited them.

Dr. Fauci explains how to keep your kids safe from the delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently explained the best way to keep your children safe from COVID-19 variants.

'We aren't out of the woods yet': Utah sees highest daily count of COVID-19 cases since April

The Utah Department of Health reported 527 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths and 7,076 new vaccinations administered in Utah on Wednesday.

Health experts say ‘the best way to get ahead of these variants is vaccination’

Health experts predict the Delta variant may become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States by fall. Vaccines have proven highly effective against variants of concern, but University of Utah Health experts said there’s concern for the unvaccinated.

Winners Selected for the 2020-2021 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has selected winners for its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

A compendium of nearly 200,000 draft-quality genomes of DNA viruses found in the human gut microbiome is presented in Nature Microbiology this week.