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My recent investigation into the history of smallpox and measles provided strong evidence that the vaccines for these diseases are safe and effective; 93 to 97% effective in the case of the measles vaccine. However, some diseases are harder to prevent with vaccines.

Kristen Murphy / Deseret News

Dr. Mathieu Francoeur, a professor and mechanical engineer at the University of Utah, has created a tiny device that could increase the efficiency of all of our electronics. 

Some vaccines have been extremely successful. 

“If you want to see one of the greatest public health achievements ever, follow smallpox, and how we were able to eradicate it.”

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

 

 

Everyone who lives in Utah is aware that we have plenty of mule deer. If you’ve lived here for any appreciable amount of time, you’ve probably seen gopher snakes and maybe even a quail or two, but there are some wildlife species here in Utah that are a little harder to glimpse.

Mark Fisher / National Geographic

  

To summit the peak of Mount Everest is an iconic challenge that attracts mountaineers from around the world. However, the journey to the peak is dangerous, and in 2019 eleven people died on the mountain, the highest death count since 2011.

Vaccine hesitancy is a growing phenomenon across the United States and in Utah in particular.  According to the Utah Department of Health, Utah ranks 41st among for the percentage of children who have received the complete set of recommended childhood vaccinations.

Driven To Succeed: Race Day Has Finally Arrived

May 9, 2019

The go-cart track at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Erda is a winding loop of asphalt almost a mile long. It is surrounded by the rest of the campus: several large warehouses storing race cars, mechanical equipment of various types and concession counters offering cold drinks, but mostly… asphalt.  

In the UPR original series Driven To Succeed, we’ve been following seven college freshman and their mentors as they work to build a wirelessly powered electric car. In this second installment, we get to know the students a bit better, as they work through the trials of engineering a car using brand new technology.