Researchers used to think the brain stopped producing neurons after a certain age — that the cells just died off as we got older. Now research suggests older brains thrive with the right combination of physical and social activity.
Arizona is a major player in Alzheimer’s disease research thanks in part to statewide collaboration among different institutions. But what also is advancing research is access to some of the freshest brain tissue on the planet.
Climate change scientists know that plants can’t grow larger with extra carbon dioxide unless they also have nitrogen. But a new study coauthored by a Flagstaff ecologist shows fungus can help plants get around that limitation.
More women than men are stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not simply because women live longer than men — on average more than four years. Research is looking into genetic factors and whether hormonal milestones such as puberty, pregnancy and the onset of menopause are triggers.
An Arizona State University professor saw an opportunity for innovation in blood testing. Now, he’s received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for screening blood with a new, simple test.
In Arizona, a retirement mecca, researchers are exploring healthy brain aging as doctors better manage heart disease and other chronic ailments. At the University of Arizona, neuroscience is a research priority.
Health officials confirmed a person has died from rabbit fever in Coconino County. This is the first case of tularemia, or rabbit fever, in the county this year and the first death in more than a decade.
Health officials say it's federal employees from ICE working at the detention center refusing to be vaccinated or to show they were already immunized against the potentially deadly disease that are fueling the virus. And now, health officials believe staff are exposing their own family members to the virus.
Concerns over interactions between the police and the public have led many police departments to consider body cameras. However, many face funding shortages and must devise other means to purchase the equipment, especially in rural areas.