RESEARCH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESEARCH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wildfires really are on the rise in West, Utah researchers say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832831-78/fire-dennison-fires-acres.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832831-78/fire-dennison-fires-acres.html.csp">Wildfires really are on the rise in West, Utah researchers say</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:58:34.771-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Over the past three decades, wildfires in the western United States have been getting larger and more frequent, according to new research from the University of Utah. This trend, which U. geographers documented with satellite images, could reflect the increasing temperatures and drought severity associated with climate change, according to lead author Philip Dennison. Dennison’s team examined every fire of at least 1,000 acres from central Nebraska to the Cascades between 1984 and 2011, nearly...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57832831@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:34 MDT Letter: School suspensions just push kids out of school into crime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796388-82/schools-suspensions-criminal-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796388-82/schools-suspensions-criminal-http.html.csp">Letter: School suspensions just push kids out of school into crime</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T01:01:03.03-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every year, 3.3 million students in the United States are suspended from school for minor violations, causing them to miss valuable classroom time, fall behind in school, and drop out. School police are charging kids with criminal offenses, pushing them into the criminal system, costing us valuable time and money for things that should be taken care of in school. Twenty years of research shows that suspensions do not improve student behavior. It’s time to start asking our schools, school distri...</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> 57796388@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT National soil collection may unlock mysteries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748231-68/smith-soil-research-survey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748231-68/smith-soil-research-survey.html.csp">National soil collection may unlock mysteries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SMITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:24:07.255-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fresno, Calif. • The government has been collecting dirt — lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a picked-over corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 places. They marked the GPS coordinates, took photos and labeled each bag before mailing t...</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> 57748231@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:24:07 MDT Does Porn Hurt Kids? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748119-68/pornography-teenagers-sex-porn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748119-68/pornography-teenagers-sex-porn.html.csp">Does Porn Hurt Kids?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID SEGAL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T18:34:02.225-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starting late last year, Internet service providers in Britain made “family-friendly filters,” which block X-rated websites, the default for customers. Now any account holder who wants to view adult material needs to actively opt in - effectively raising a hand to say, “Bring on the naughty.” The initiative, which was conceived and very publicly promoted by the government, is intended to prevent what Prime Minister David Cameron called the corrosion of childhood, which, he argued in a speech las...</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> 57748119@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:34:02 MDT Utah’s autism rate holding steady, but still above average http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735693-78/autism-utah-bilder-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735693-78/autism-utah-bilder-rate.html.csp">Utah’s autism rate holding steady, but still above average</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart and Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:51:17.769-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s autism rate continues to be above average, but it’s holding steady at about 2 percent of the population as the national rate rises, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. One in 54 Utah children have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, according to an analysis of 2010 data. That’s down from 1 in 47 in 2008, but still roughly 2 percent of the population, said Deborah Bilder, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah and one of the ...</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> 57735693@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:51:17 MDT Disorganized brain cells found in children with autism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735789-68/autism-brain-research-birth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735789-68/autism-brain-research-birth.html.csp">Disorganized brain cells found in children with autism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T20:45:47.711-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases. Clusters of disorganized brain cells were discovered in tissue samples from brain regions important for regulating social functioning, emotions and communication — which can all be troublesome for children with autism. The abnormalities were found in 10 of 11 children with aut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577357892014-03-26T20:45:47.711-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T20:45:47.711-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735789@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:45:47 MDT U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp">U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</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="2014-03-26T07:52:08.694-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine told Congress on Tuesday that sustainable funding for medical research saves lives, citing a test that helps detect breast-cancer risk. Vivian Lee, a senior vice president for the U.’s health sciences and the CEO of University of Utah Health Care, asked a House Appropriations subcommittee to fund at least $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health in the coming fiscal year to help research schools like hers continue life...</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> 57729394@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:52:08 MDT Bloomberg News: NRA opposition to Obama surgeon general nominee is corrupt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697904-82/health-public-gun-nra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697904-82/health-public-gun-nra.html.csp">Bloomberg News: NRA opposition to Obama surgeon general nominee is corrupt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:03.455-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vivek Murthy is a well-regarded physician and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Like the president he hopes to serve as surgeon general, he supports greater regulation of firearms. That said, the surgeon general has no role in regulating guns, a task that falls to the perennially underfunded and legislatively hobbled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. So why are the National Rifle Association and its allies in the extreme gun-rights movement so panicked about Murthy? “The s...</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> 57697904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682340-78/utah-mental-health-illness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682340-78/utah-mental-health-illness.html.csp">The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill</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="2014-03-17T11:27:51.435-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah often ranks among the healthiest states, a place where residents have a strong sense of well-being. And yet Utah also has the nation’s highest rate of mental illness. What’s going on? “It’s an interesting juxtaposition,” says Doug Thomas, director of the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. “If I knew the answer, I’d be a wealthy man.” While both trends have been apparent for years, there’s still no definitive research into why Utahns suffer the highest rate of mental illn...</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> 57682340@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:27:51 MDT Bill to reform USTAR goes to governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670495-90/bill-ustar-audit-jobs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670495-90/bill-ustar-audit-jobs.html.csp">Bill to reform USTAR goes to governor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T21:00:19.69-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reacting to a recent scathing report, the House gave final passage Wednesday to reform of the $34 million Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative, a state program designed to turn high-tech university research into new jobs and businesses. The House passed SB62 on a 72-2 vote, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature. The bill comes after a legislative audit slammed the program for exaggerating the number of jobs created and the money generated for Utah’s economy. “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> 57670495@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:00:19 MDT Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659840-68/smithsonian-skorton-board-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659840-68/smithsonian-skorton-board-museum.html.csp">Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T14:17:09.032-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Smithsonian Board of Regents on Monday named Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in the nation’s capital. Skorton, who is a cardiologist, will replace Secretary Wayne Clough, who plans to retire at the end of the year. Skorton is set to start in July 2015 and board members are looking at options for filling the post in the interim. The 64-year-old Skorton will be the first physician to lead the organization and i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576598402014-03-10T14:17:09.032-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T14:17:09.032-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659840@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:17:09 MDT Controversy marks Newsweek’s comeback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57652886-68/newsweek-goodman-bitcoin-nakamoto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57652886-68/newsweek-goodman-bitcoin-nakamoto.html.csp">Controversy marks Newsweek’s comeback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T19:55:05.128-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered “the face behind bitcoin,” the world’s most popular digital currency. It got plenty of attention, all right. Twenty-four hours after identifying bitcoin’s creator as a 64-year-old former defense contractor employee living in Los Angeles, the controversy over whether or not Newsweek had outed the right man was so furio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576528862014-03-08T19:55:05.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T19:55:05.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57652886@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:55:05 MDT Krugman: Ryan poverty report is con job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57645415-82/poverty-ryan-poor-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57645415-82/poverty-ryan-poor-report.html.csp">Krugman: Ryan poverty report is con job</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T11:39:53.984-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America’s poor, it’s a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms. Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion. And the big new poverty report from the House Budget Committee, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, offers additional reasons for optimism. Ryan used to rely on “scholarship” from places like the Heritage Foundation. Re...</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> 57645415@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:39:53 MDT Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630983-68/drug-prevention-hiv-monkeys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630983-68/drug-prevention-hiv-monkeys.html.csp">Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T14:04:20.188-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV. The experimental drug has only been tested for prevention in monkeys, but it completely protected them from infection in two studies reported at an AIDS conference on Tuesday. “This is the most exciting innovation in the field of HIV prevention that I’ve heard recently,” said Dr. Robert Grant, an AIDS expert at the Gladsto...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576309832014-03-04T14:04:20.188-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T14:04:20.188-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:04:20 MDT Senate passes bill to reform USTAR with more oversight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631059-90/accountability-audit-bill-goals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57631059-90/accountability-audit-bill-goals.html.csp">Senate passes bill to reform USTAR with more oversight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T22:42:38.288-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Senate passed a bill Tuesday written to spank — and reform — the $34 million Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative, a state program designed to turn high-tech university research into new jobs and businesses. SB62 passed 26-0 and was sent to the House. The bill comes after a legislative audit slammed the program for exaggerating the number of jobs created and the money generated for Utah’s economy. Sen. Brian Shiozawa, R-Cottonwood Heights, ordered that critical audit an...</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> 57631059@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:42:38 MDT Clone scientist’s new project: Rebuild after disgrace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57616261-68/hwang-stem-cell-human.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57616261-68/hwang-stem-cell-human.html.csp">Clone scientist’s new project: Rebuild after disgrace</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHOE SANG-HUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T17:40:42.62-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • No one galvanized South Korea’s national pride as he did, and no scandal in recent years unsettled the country as much as his. Hwang Woo-suk became an international sensation a decade ago when he claimed to have cloned a human embryo and produced a stem-cell line from it for the first time in history. He further cemented his fame when he later claimed that his team had generated cloned stem cells that matched the DNA of patients, another purported scientific first that prom...</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> 57616261@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:40:42 MDT Sure, 'Scandal' is crazy -- but it would be nice if the writers did a little research http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57614384-63/grant-president-scandal-nichols.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57614384-63/grant-president-scandal-nichols.html.csp">Sure, 'Scandal' is crazy -- but it would be nice if the writers did a little research</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T14:24:02.128-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What happens on "Scandal" is beyond batty. Which is the main reason it's so much fun to watch. But after watching Thursday's episode, it would appear the writers aren't even trying.They're certainly not trying to do anything even slightly realistic anymore. This show centered on the White House completely ignored the U.S. Constitution and history itself.OK, within the unreal reality of "Scandal," let's accept that Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton) has declared she's running against Pre...</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> 57614384@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:24:02 MDT Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57610675-200/simon-cancer-computer-gene.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57610675-200/simon-cancer-computer-gene.html.csp">Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Medical Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes. Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Science. But the industrious high school student’s efforts are bringing new attention to this mysterious disease. “It’s crazy that I’ve been able to do this,” said Elana Simon of New York City, describing her idea to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576106752014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57610675@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:55:04 MDT Faith in action: family history, films and founder’s day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57569950-80/lake-salt-library-org.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57569950-80/lake-salt-library-org.html.csp">Faith in action: family history, films and founder’s day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T18:12:00.067-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">English Research Series The LDS Family History Library is offering a series of classes on English research. The topics include England research online and practice using English websites. Classes will run from 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, send an email to FHLClassReg@familysearch.org, or call 801-240-4950. Go to familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library for additional information. When • Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:15 a.m. Where • LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple, Salt La...</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> 57569950@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:12:00 MDT Partnership with drug company good chemistry, says eye center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57568002-78/research-eye-allergan-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57568002-78/research-eye-allergan-center.html.csp">Partnership with drug company good chemistry, says eye center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T16:11:18.709-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 04:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center announced plans Thursday to enter into a uniquely close relationship with a multinational pharmaceutical company to develop a new drug to treat a leading cause of age-related blindness. The partnership will bring “a very sizable amount” of new research money to Moran, said the center’s CEO Randall Olson. Though he refused to say how much money the center will get from California-based Allergan Inc., he said the concept of working more closely with indus...</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> 57568002@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:11:18 MDT