Many people with dementia have behavioral issues. Traditionally, those behaviors have been treated with medications that have side effects. Now researchers are looking at the effects of marijuana on people with dementia.

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The University of Arizona has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an intelligence-focused degree program.
Jun. 12, 2019
Thanks to a chance discovery more than a decade ago, we know that Arizona is home to not one but two species of salamanders.
Jun. 12, 2019
Patents are issued for any number of things, and the U.S. Patent Office has three different categories for them: utility, design and plant. You may be surprised to know that genes have also been patented for decades, but that stopped a few years ago after the Supreme Court took action.
Jun. 12, 2019
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
Jun. 11, 2019
A lot of us have complained that we are “burned out” at work — but now, it’s an official diagnosis.
Jun. 11, 2019
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting an outbreak of Hepatitis A has impacted eight counties across Arizona since November.
Jun. 8, 2019
The development of flaked stone tools marked one of the most important milestones in human prehistory. Now, researchers led by Arizona State University and George Washington University have found the oldest known evidence of concentrated toolmaking among human ancestors.
Jun. 7, 2019
By changing solar energy into products usable by plants and animals, photosynthesis provides the basis of nearly all life on Earth. Now, an Arizona State University team has described the complex structure of one of its key components, a supercomplex found in cyanobacteria.
Jun. 7, 2019
For the first time, four rare cactus ferruginous pygmy-owls have been successfully hatched at the Phoenix Zoo’s Arizona Center for Nature Conservation.
Jun. 7, 2019
Last week, two people died as a result of an outbreak of hepatitis A in Arizona. The outbreak has been growing since fall last year and is currently up to 339 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jun. 6, 2019
An Arizona committee will soon investigate how the state collects data about maternal deaths and moms who are seriously injured in childbirth. New moms die in the United States at a higher rate than anywhere else in the developed world.
Jun. 4, 2019
The Tucson-based International Dark-Sky Association fears the increasing number of satellites like the ones from SpaceX will impact the landscape of night skies for people and animals.
Jun. 5, 2019
Dry Lake Hills and Mount Elden lodging areas in northern Arizona will remain closed as part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. George Jozens with Coconino National Forest Services says the closure order is in effect until December 2020.
Jun. 4, 2019
Toxic chemicals from military explosives have done severe environmental harm. But researchers from the University of Arizona are working to lessen the impact of new explosives.
Jun. 4, 2019
SRP adopted new sustainability goals on Monday that included reducing carbon dioxide emissions and water use. The utility aims to lower the amount of carbon dioxide it emits per megawatt-hour by 62 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2035.
Jun. 3, 2019
State parks benefit conservation and community health. But those benefits come at a cost — one that could soon grow prohibitively expensive, according to new research. The study appears in the journal PNAS.
May. 31, 2019
Waymo announced last week it will restart its self-driving truck program in Arizona. The state has become one of the most common testing grounds for autonomous vehicles in the country since leaders have opened up the roads.
Jun. 3, 2019
An alternative energy company based in Oregon is exploring the possibility of opening a plant in northern Arizona.
May. 30, 2019
A growing — and aging — population brings an increased demand for medical services across the Valley. And that’s leading to more new construction and retrofitting of older buildings.
May. 31, 2019
This time of year, Arizona and Mexico residents might spy a graceful Lesser Nighthawk hunting insects at dusk. One listener wondered where these birds go for the winter.
May. 31, 2019