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News Clips | January 5, 2022

Pig brain cells may have cured a sea lion's epilepsy—are humans next?

The transplant in an animal named Cronutt points toward a new strategy to treat the disease. But many questions remain.

Seasonal Allergies Are Getting More Severe Due to Climate Change

According to experts, global warming contributes to the deteriorating symptoms of one of America's most frequent allergies, hay fever.

‘Miraculous’ Colorado wildfire evacuation likely saved lives

A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths.

A seismic mystery deep within Earth hints at the moon’s origins

In subterranean regions called ultra-low velocity zones, seismic waves mysteriously slow down.

Predicting preeclampsia from a blood test holds promise for pregnancy complications

Preeclampsia is a potentially serious problem that usually surfaces late in pregnancy, posing an immediate risk of preterm birth, stillbirth, and death as well a later danger of stroke for the mother.

U of U Athletics Director Mark Harlan pens open letter to Utes fans after Rose Bowl

University of Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan has penned an open letter to Utes fans following the Rose Bowl Saturday.

First-ever Great Salt Lake Summit aims to save Utah's largest body of water

Lawmakers, researchers, environmental advocates, and industry leaders gathered in Layton Wednesday morning for the first-ever Great Salt Lake Summit.

Amid omicron surge, Utah colleges prepare for start of spring term largely in person

From self-serve saliva testing sites to enhanced protocols that ban consuming food or drinks in classrooms, Utah colleges and universities are taking additional steps to launch spring semester amid the surge of the omicron variant.

Hospital admissions multiply, caregivers fall sick amid omicron surge

“Since Christmas Eve, we’ve seen about a 300% increase in admissions to our hospital for COVID-19,” Dr. Russell Vinik, the chief medical operations officer at University of Utah Hospital said.

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