RESEARCH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESEARCH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Restore NIH funding so it can save more Utahns’ lives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429473-82/nih-research-funding-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429473-82/nih-research-funding-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Restore NIH funding so it can save more Utahns’ lives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Carrie L. Byington</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.949-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Did you know that between 1900 and 2000 the average life expectancy in the U.S. increased from 44 years to 77? Or that the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 1960 was less than 10 percent and is now almost 90 percent? These advancements in medicine and child health are directly linked to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Utah, I can personally attest to the vital roles ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429473@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp">Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:46:26.39-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chase N. Peterson was most at home on a college campus. The son of a university president, Peterson spent all but seven of his 84 years enveloped in the life of the mind — as student, professor, dean, researcher, and eventually reaching his father’s stature as president. But Peterson, the former University of Utah president who died in Salt Lake City on Sunday of complications from pneumonia, also relished the physical touch of medicine. “Chase began his career as a physician,” recalled longtime...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:46:26 MDT Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416593-68/bear-stewart-body-research.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416593-68/bear-stewart-body-research.html.csp">Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:07:46.41-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. The body of Adam Thomas Stewart, 31, was found adjacent to two deer carcasses that bears had been feeding on in Bridger-Teton National Forest. A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan “indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite.” Evidence collected at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416593@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:46 MDT Utah company gets grant for fuel cell research http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369849-79/research-cell-fuel-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369849-79/research-cell-fuel-department.html.csp">Utah company gets grant for fuel cell research</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:33:02.447-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Materials & Systems Research, Inc. of Salt Lake City has received $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for fuel-cell technological research. Based at 5395 W. 700 South, the company’s research program is one of 13 that will split $33 million the Energy Department has made available to develop “cost-effective, intermediate-temperature fuel cell technologies to improve grid stability and enable integration of renewable energy into the system.” Materials & System Research is in a th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369849@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:33:02 MDT Utah State sets $220 million funding record for research http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365033-78/research-million-funding-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365033-78/research-million-funding-usu.html.csp">Utah State sets $220 million funding record for research</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:06:55.986-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fueled by a huge increase in funding for its Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University took in a record $220 million from government, corporate and foundation sources during the 2014 budget year. The $220 million was an increase of nearly 19 percent from the $185.4 million the Logan-based university received in fiscal 2013. “This is a big turnaround for us,” Mark McLellan, vice president for research, said after a news conference announcing the record. “This is a home run, out of the par...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:06:55 MDT Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp">Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that’s because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia. Normally, the polar vortex is penned in the Arctic. But at times it escapes and wanders south, bringing with it a bit of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583648252014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364825@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:38 MDT Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp">Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark McLellan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.678-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thousands of students are again crisscrossing our quad this week at Utah State University as fall session begins. As I watch them head to their classes under the now-changing trees, I consider our obligations to them — the skills and knowledge they’ll need, the workforce they’ll enter, the society they’ll shape. USU’s statewide commitment only deepens that obligation, and I believe that research is a key to fulfilling it. University research often appears on institutional ledgers in dollar amoun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348908@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT IBM’s Watson goes from Jeopardy! to J&J scientist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348926-79/watson-ibm-data-jeopardy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348926-79/watson-ibm-data-jeopardy.html.csp">IBM’s Watson goes from Jeopardy! to J&J scientist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alex Barinka</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:34:01.683-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • IBM wants you to know that its Watson technology can do more than win “Jeopardy!”: It can now help accelerate scientific research and discoveries. IBM, in a peer-reviewed paper with Baylor College of Medicine, used the Watson Discovery Advisor technology to map connections within troves of scientific research. The ability to point scientists toward new hypotheses and patterns in data is also being used by Johnson & Johnson to help develop medicines and find additional uses for existin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348926@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:34:01 MDT Ozone in Colorado Rocky Mountains surprises researchers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347276-68/ozone-mountains-researchers-denver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347276-68/ozone-mountains-researchers-denver.html.csp">Ozone in Colorado Rocky Mountains surprises researchers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T09:53:39.474-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado’s Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below. “Really, all the way up to the Continental Divide you can find ozone,” said Gabriele Pfister, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder and one of the principal investigators on the project. “People (are) thinking you go into the mountains ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472762014-08-28T09:53:39.474-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T09:53:39.474-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:53:39 MDT Cepeda: The right note on gender and hiring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334424-82/women-conant-gender-workplace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58334424-82/women-conant-gender-workplace.html.csp">Cepeda: The right note on gender and hiring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T09:53:16.418-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO — In the 1970s and 1980s, symphony orchestras around the world began implementing a system of “blind” auditions — performances given from behind a screen — in order to diversify their ranks while ensuring that elite talent and meritocracy ruled. It worked out well, with Princeton University research showing that blind auditions increased the probability that women would advance from preliminary rounds by 50 percent. Abbie Conant was one of those who auditioned from behind a sc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334424@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:53:16 MDT NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp">NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582969842014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296984@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:49:13 MDT See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247072-68/transparent-details-mouse-cell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247072-68/transparent-details-mouse-cell.html.csp">See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MALCOLM RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T19:26:47.816-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 07:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren’t alive and they’re for research only, to help scientists study fine details of anatomy. Before they are treated with chemicals, the animals are euthanized and their skin removed. Researchers made their inner organs transparent, but not their bones. The results look like a rodent-shaped block of gelatin with the organs held in place by conn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582470722014-07-31T19:26:47.816-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T19:26:47.816-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247072@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:47 MDT IBM, AT&T building technology for a disaster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234167-79/technology-ibm-companies-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234167-79/technology-ibm-companies-data.html.csp">IBM, AT&T building technology for a disaster</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alex Barinka</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T17:38:02.166-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • When hurricanes come barreling toward land, people, airplanes and ships are relocated to avoid destruction. Now some of the world’s biggest technology companies are making advances in figuring out how to quickly move large amounts of critical data and software out of harm’s way, too. AT&T Inc., IBM Corp. and Applied Communications Sciences have created a prototype technology to reduce the time needed to connect remote networks from days to seconds. Part of a seven-year program from th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT Denver Post: No public vaping ban — yet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232819-82/cigarettes-vaping-ban-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232819-82/cigarettes-vaping-ban-public.html.csp">Denver Post: No public vaping ban — yet</a></h4>