Science News

A new study suggests one reason for the gender gap in science and technology, or STEM, fields is women’s lack of confidence in their math skills.
Jul. 15, 2016
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.
Jul. 15, 2016
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.
Jul. 14, 2016
Navajo spiritual tradition accepts old age as a natural part of life, but that’s doesn’t mean aging is easy — especially when language and culture can make it difficult to communicate with doctors.
Jul. 13, 2016
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.
Jul. 12, 2016
3-D printing has been used to make everything from knives to jewelry to sculpture to cars. And now, we can add facial implants to that list.
Jul. 12, 2016
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.
Jul. 12, 2016
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.
Jul. 11, 2016
The startup that pushed Arizona politicians to change state law so people could get blood tests without a doctor’s order may be forced to close its lab in Scottsdale.
Jul. 11, 2016
A Grand Canyon conservation group has released the first ever climate change plan for the region. It prioritizes concerns such increasing risk of drought and wildfire impacts.
Jul. 11, 2016
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.
Jul. 11, 2016
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.
Jul. 8, 2016
Fish and frogs swim slower when they’re exposed to pesticides, according to a review study by two Northern Arizona University biologists.
Jul. 8, 2016
A University of Arizona graduate student has identified the first planet ever found in a wide orbit inside a triple-star system.
Jul. 7, 2016
Yuma Regional Medical Center graduated its first class of residents last week. All four graduates of the three-year program are women.
Jul. 6, 2016
Arizona Health Officials: ICE Prison Workers Refusing Measles Vaccine
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.
Jul. 6, 2016
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.
Jul. 6, 2016
Researchers use the seismic waves from earthquakes to study the earth’s insides, and have been imaging parts of the planet that seem a little different from place to place.
Jul. 5, 2016
A recent report by a leading organization of climate scientists predicts a “fiery future” for the West with Arizona facing the greatest threat of increased wildfire risk.
Jul. 5, 2016
A University of Arizona researcher is on the science team getting ready to study Jupiter via the Juno spacecraft. Juno reached its target Monday night after traveling 1.7 billion miles.
Jul. 5, 2016

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