The destructive progression of Alzheimer’s disease follows the growth and spread of toxic protein clumps in the brain. Now, researchers have wound back the clock to see how these masses get started.
Which came first; a teenager nose-deep in a smartphone or the ADHD diagnosis? It’s the modern-day version of the chicken and the egg — and it’s the reason researchers at the University of Southern California studied over 2,000 teenagers for two years.
Young people are showing signs of high blood pressure less frequently, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study focused on youth ages 12 to 19 in the united states between 2001 and 2016.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in 9 adults, age 45 and older experienced confusion or memory loss — and is one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
A variety of questions related to climate change have been posed for nearly a century, though intense controversy regarding whether it’s created by humans was sparked much more recently.
A new study is finding that ozone concentrations in national parks are similar to those of our country's major metropolitan areas. Researchers found that on days with higher ozone levels, visitor numbers dropped.
Climate has always been one of Arizona’s selling points, but this time of year, it can feel like more of a downside. There are efforts to deal with the heat and, in some cases, reverse the warming trends.
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into space, the first satellite to orbit the earth. The success triggered the Space Race and ushered in a wave of investment by the U.S. into science and technology. Now, we need another “Sputnik Moment” according to Robert Manning.
The Pulse: A Different Tune
Music touches nearly every part of our lives. On this episode, we explore the science and power of music — what does research tell us about this emotionally moving force? Can scientists tap into our love for music to help us lead better lives?
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neuro-degenerative disease, affecting a high percentage of people over the age of 65. Researchers at the University of Arizona are hoping that by re-purposing an existing drug, they can help more Parkinson’s patients.
When heat waves roll in, attention turns to the physical health of children and the elderly. But a new study reveals that extreme heat can also reduce the mental performance of college students.
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Flip-Flopping Isn
In this week's edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why flip-flopping is seen as a negative thing, and how re-framing it could help you do better work and overcome your fear of changing your mind.
Rainfall in parts of southern and central Yavapai County has been ongoing for several days. Robert Rickey from the National Weather Service said saturated soil increases the potential for flash floods, especially in areas burned by wildfires.
A new report shows Arizona is generating a lot more renewable energy than it did a decade ago. In fact, the state could power 658,000 homes today using renewables. In addition to that, California is the only state growing in solar generation at a faster rate than Arizona.
Even after a pedestrian was tragically killed by an autonomous Uber vehicle, the Phoenix area continues to be a major focus of the driverless car industry. But for many, the Valley’s car culture is so ingrained that it’s hard to imagine a time when we just have autonomous cars everywhere.
The Pulse: Same Genes, Different Tastes
Comparing identical and fraternal twins gives scientists clues as to which tastes are determined mostly by genetics, and which ones are shaped by environment.
Rain may ease fire restrictions, but a new study shows the Grand Canyon National Park is the most dangerous for lightning strikes right now.
In The Desert City Of Tucson, The Grass Is Not Greener
Tucson, Arizona, used to be a city of lawns. Patches of Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods, kept green — even in blazing summer months — with diligent watering. Over the decades, that has changed.
For people suffering from Tullio phenomena, a sound, a song or even a cough can cause dizziness, vertigo, nausea and involuntary eye movements. A new study explains the process behind the problem.
OSIRIS-REx Due To Begin Asteroid Operations Soon
The spacecraft will start the approach phase of its journey to collect soil from the asteroid Bennu. UA mission planners expect to receive their first photos of Bennu from OSIRIS-REx Aug. 17. At that time, the spacecraft will be 2 million kilometers, or 1.2 million miles, away from its target.
The opioid crisis has been devastating to a generation of Americans. In Arizona alone, 790 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016. But what about the effects on their children? What do we know about their life trajectory and how it affects their development and cognitive skills?