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News Clips | January 26, 2022

Funding for University of Utah reading clinic increased by Utah governor

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has increased funding for University of Utah’s reading clinic in an effort to raise support for struggling readers and to provide professional development for educators.

Astrophysicists May Have Found a Rare Species of Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy

The researchers suspect a globular cluster contains an elusive intermediate-mass black hole.

College Gymnastics Is Blowing Up

It’s not just the Olympians who are driving this spike in popularity among regular people.

The small cities and towns booming from remote work

The new world of remote jobs has small towns and cities exploding with growth as workers explore alternatives to big metropolitan areas. Is this good or bad?

A majority of people want the student-loan payment pause extended through the end of 2022, poll finds

The majority of people wouldn't be mad if President Joe Biden decided to extend the pause on student-loan payments a fourth time, according to a new poll.

CDC study finds shorter hospital stays during omicron wave, even as infections and death toll mount

Despite omicron’s lesser severity, its rapid spread has led to large numbers of hospitalizations and more than 2,200 deaths daily.

No, this Utah bill is not a UN ploy to force the National Guard to give you a COVID-19 vaccine

Uproar highlights the reach of misinformation—and how to fight it.

The FDA limits the use of some monoclonal antibodies treatments

As COVID-19 continues to surge in places across the county, the Food and Drug Administration is curbing the use of two out of three monoclonal antibody treatments available in the U.S. because data shows they aren't effective against the omicron variant.

The proposed plan to save the Great Salt Lake from drought

A new bill unveiled Tuesday would establish unprecedented guidelines for how Utah should respond to its shrinking Great Salt Lake.

Rapid antibody test created in Utah, could be available as soon as summer

The University of Utah and its ARUP Laboratories will soon submit a rapid COVID-19 antibody test to the FDA for approval.

The SAT is going digital and will be an hour shorter. What’s the impact for Utah students?

Digital format may help some students access testing but growing numbers of colleges and universities are moving to ‘test optional’ admission practices, including many in Utah.

6 Safest Things to Do Right Now, During Omicron

Doctors explain what are the safest things to do right now and why.

‘Tremendous achievement’: Church publishes photographic record of original Book of Mormon manuscript

Joseph Smith reported seeing the golden plates in a stone box for the first time in 1823.

Could birth control for men be just around the corner?

University of Utah Health researchers want to relieve some of the burden that women face with birth control.

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