Science News

Woman's hands
Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men, which researchers have known for years. But a recent study written by a team from Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University and the University of Arizona Health Sciences may offer more insight into why there is a difference between the sexes.
Nov. 6, 2017
Researchers have found a genetic pattern in the saguaro and its cousins that could explain why many cactus species resist simple classification.
Nov. 6, 2017
Magellan Telescope
The University of Arizona Friday celebrated the casting of the fifth of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope, what researchers say will be the world's largest telescope.
Nov. 6, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
A bipartisan mix of Arizona’s U.S. House members has voted to restore funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Nov. 3, 2017
medical insurance form
Friday morning the House passed a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP, which insures more than 8 million low-income children. But it probably won’t make it into law.
Nov. 3, 2017
Researchers are developing a class of painkillers that could offer an alternative to opioids, or at least way to taper down their dosage.
Nov. 2, 2017
Downtown Phoenix
October was unusually warm and dry. So dry in fact, the National Weather Service in Phoenix said last month was the fourth October without rain since 1896.
Nov. 2, 2017
Humans have long fixated on which mental traits distinguish us from other animals. Now, University of Arizona researchers are asking what our canine companions can tell us about ourselves.
Nov. 2, 2017
Wednesday marks the beginning of open enrollment when people can purchase plans on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. With little federal funding, supporters of the law are trying to get the word out and cut through the confusion.
Nov. 1, 2017
Ozone sky
The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report finds both good and bad news.
Oct. 31, 2017
A new analysis shows nearly two-thirds of Americans are experiencing an increased number of extreme heat days.
Oct. 30, 2017
Opioid Treatment Program
When someone’s battling addiction, the decision to get sober can hinge on whether there’s treatment available in that very moment. A new Valley clinic is the first opioid treatment program in the country open 24/7. It's already changing lives.
Oct. 30, 2017
Joanne Romano and Larry
For many caregivers of people with dementia, grieving a loved one while they’re still alive is not only traumatic, but confusing. But many caregivers are learning to understand this ambiguous loss is changing how caregivers look at life and loss.
Oct. 27, 2017
In places like India, where pest resistance management strategies aren't used, the bugs have evolved to be unaffected by crops bred to kill them.
Oct. 26, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Some fish in the Great Lakes region are coming up with higher levels of anti-depressants in their brains. Scientists suspect the meds are getting past water treatment facilities.
Oct. 26, 2017
In Arizona, the state health department reports 471 suspected opioid-related deaths, and nearly 3,600 suspected overdoses between mid-June and mid-October. The University of Pittsburgh is trying to get a handle on the epidemic by getting pharmacists more involved in screening patients who may be misusing their medications.
Oct. 26, 2017
Jean and Kathy Norris-Whilhelm
Most people think of Alzheimer’s as a disease of old age. But the Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are at least 200,000 Americans under 65 living with it — including one Mesa couple, learning how to navigate life after a devastating diagnosis.
Oct. 26, 2017
New research shows more than three quarters of the U.S. population lives in counties with an average of more than nine extreme summer heat days.
Oct. 25, 2017
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The issue of health care is still reverberating around the halls of Congress, even after the Senate failed to pass a repeal and replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Oct. 25, 2017
Don Reeves
There is a deal at hand to fix the water problems faced by the communities of New River and Desert Hills. An agreement would bring water relief to New River and Desert Hills, but not something else residents want - relief from further development.
Oct. 25, 2017