The University of Utah launches Center for FinTech and Student Entrepreneurship

University of Utah President Taylor Randall and Stena Foundation founder Steve Smith speaks about the new financial technology Stena Center, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday. The new donor initiative aims to enhance the student entrepreneurial experience and Utah’s reputation in the financial technology space. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading … Read more

Bills addressing pig theft, funding for rural mental health advances in the House of Representatives on Friday

Utah lawmakers on Friday approved funding for two additional mental health crisis response teams for Cache County and Winta Basin. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — House lawmakers wrapped up the second week of the ongoing legislative session by approving funding for mental health crisis reception centers … Read more

Should Spouses of Retired First Responders Get Free Mental Health Resources?

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R. Ogden, speaks at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on February 18, 2022. Wilcox is sponsoring a bill that would provide mental health services to spouses of retired law enforcement officers and others. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R. … Read more

5 Incredible Stories of Wild Animal Encounters in Utah

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes As you explore Utah’s great outdoors, you’re likely to encounter a variety of wildlife, especially with heavy snowfall driving many animals to lower elevations. Utah.com notes that the state is home to more than 600 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Although watching a wild animal is exciting, … Read more

88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. Here’s what a company with ties to the state of Utah does about it

Estimated reading time: 8-9 minutes A recent human clinical study showed that 88% of American adults are metabolically “unfit”. And Joel Beckman, longtime nutrition executive and co-founder of a new science-based health company, knows only the culprit. “It’s simply our diet,” Beckmann said. “We’re eating the wrong kinds of foods in the wrong amounts, and … Read more

OSU Research in Hereditary Blindness

Photo: OSU Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientists have demonstrated in animal models the possibility of using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA, the technology underlying COVID-19 vaccines, to treat blindness associated with a rare genetic condition. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that are able to penetrate the neural retina and deliver messenger RNA to the … Read more

OSU Research in Hereditary Blindness

Photo: OSU Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientists have demonstrated in animal models the possibility of using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA, the technology underlying COVID-19 vaccines, to treat blindness associated with a rare genetic condition. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that are able to penetrate the neural retina and deliver messenger RNA to the … Read more

The nutrition company associates the state of Utah with the weight-loss industry with these three tips

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes For years, experts have tried to determine the most effective and easiest way to help people lose weight. Diet after diet has come and gone, but recent scientific findings may provide the ultimate long-term solution to safe weight management. According to Joel Beckman, longtime nutrition executive and co-founder of a … Read more