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News Clips | March 2, 2022

See how Salt Lake City aims to boost biotech and lure better-paying jobs

Mayor Erin Mendenhall unveils a blueprint for capitalizing on Utah’s surging life sciences sector.

Can mindfulness defeat opioid addiction? U. of U. researchers says it can help.

A new study coming out of the University of Utah has found that mindfulness therapy can help reduce opioid use and misuse as well as chronic pain.

Proposed law: Idaho medical students must practice in state or pay back tuition

WWAMI students would sign contract to practice full time in Idaho for at least four years

Utah lawmakers, Union Pacific make nice: Bill to force clean switchers put on hold

It appears the railroad giant Union Pacific and Utah lawmakers are playing nice again.

A Utah lawmaker wants teacher licenses to be reviewed if they talk about controversial topics

A legislative committee voted to adjourn rather than hear the measure, which might spell defeat for it this session.

Great Salt Lake ‘healing’ needs Native American input, Shoshone leader says

To save the Great Salt Lake, Indigenous voices and knowledge need to be included, according to Darren Parry, the former chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.

Crispr Patent Ruling Picks Winners in Dispute Over Gene-Editing Technology

Decision marks the latest chapter in long-running saga about who owns the rights to revolutionary biomedical technology.

New Approach Helps To Identify Personalized Treatments for Breast Cancer

For years, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have honed a process of developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by breast cancer patients, which they then implant into mice as a way to study the tumor’s behavior.

Perry: Biden needs to show a steady hand on the wheel during SOTU address

President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday night in the midst of soaring inflation, poor approval ratings, and an escalating international crisis in Europe.

As COVID slogs on, seniors find malaise growing

Late one night in January, Jonathan Coffino, 78, turned to his wife as they sat in bed. “I don’t know how much longer I can do this,” he said, glumly.

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