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How Planned Parenthoods Withdrawal From Title X Impacts Arizona Patients
Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from Title X, the federal program that administers millions of dollars for contraceptives and other family planning services that largely goes to low-income people across the country.
Aug. 19, 2019
UA Scientists Build Virtual Universe To Study Galaxy Formation
University of Arizona researchers have built a computer model that grows simulated universes from cosmological childhood to present day. The results could help scientists answer key questions about why our galaxies formed the way they did.
Aug. 19, 2019
ASU Study Finds Lab Environment Essential To Student Researcher Retention
Participating in research can foster critical thinking skills in college students and help pave the way for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. But a large percentage of undergraduates drop out of such programs.
Aug. 19, 2019
Landslide Database Helps ADOT Plan 1-17 Expansion
Arizona Geological Survey research geologist Joe Cook said a number of landslides that damaged highways and populated areas, including the 2013 U.S. Highway 89 landslide that cost $25 million and took two years to fix, showed the state needed something more than scattered maps and reports.
Aug. 19, 2019
More Caregivers Looking To CBD, THC To Help Dementia Patients
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can take a toll on both caregivers and the person living with the disease. As it advances, those living with the disease can develop behaviors like anxiety, restlessness and even aggression. Antipsychotics are often prescribed, but there are side-effects. Some providers and caregivers are looking at medical cannabis as an alternative.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Arizonans Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies
To help the declining population of monarch butterflies, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help plant milkweed this fall.
Aug. 19, 2019
Skimmers Using Bluetooth To Steal Card Info At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Aug. 16, 2019
Endangered Species Act Frustrates Some Landowners
Announced changes to the Endangered Species Act are expected to go into effect next month. The modifications will be prospective and apply to new additions in the endangered species list. Environmental groups are concerned about the changes, but some observers say the impact is most likely to be incremental.
Aug. 15, 2019
FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019
CDC Awards Arizona $450,000 To Study Maternal Mortality
New moms in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world. In Arizona, an average of 20 new moms die a year — 89% of those deaths are preventable, according to research from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Aug. 14, 2019
More Wild Animals At Southwest Conservation Center
More wild animals have been taken in this year than ever before at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. They say the recent wildfires have contributed to this increase.
Aug. 14, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: How Patients Are Creating Their Own Medical Solutions
From venture capitalists to good Samaritan hobbyists, patients are taking it upon themselves to do what has been the traditional roles of the pharma and medical device industry, Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
Aug. 14, 2019
OSIRIS-REx Team IDs Landing Spots Among Asteroid
The OSIRIS-REx team at the University of Arizona is preparing for a tougher-than-expected trip to the surface of an asteroid. Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.
Aug. 13, 2019
ASU Research Finds Complex Interplay Between Nitrogen, Sulfur, Biodiversity
Decades under the Clean Air Act have greatly reduced the amounts of nitrogen and sulfur falling to the Earth’s surface. But levels remain high enough to threaten biodiversity.
Aug. 12, 2019
ASU Study Shows Microbes Can Evolve To Favor Quality Over Quantity
At least 2 million people in the U.S. each year develop an antibiotic-resistant infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new study delves into how bacteria boost their virulence.
Aug. 12, 2019
ASU Biodesign Institute Nets $1.5M To Develop Flu Outbreak Forecast
Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has received $1.5 million to develop an early warning system for flu outbreaks. The work is made possible by advances in the analysis of large datasets.
Aug. 12, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Teenage Climate Activist To Visit U.S.
A teenage climate activist is coming to the U.S., and tensions are expected to rise this week between India and Pakistan.
Aug. 12, 2019
Ongoing Study Tracks Southern AZ Bat Migration Patterns
Bats are arriving earlier and staying longer due to changes in the climate. That’s according to an ongoing study of bat migration patterns in southern Arizona.
Aug. 12, 2019
UA Proposes Lighthouse Lens For Space Telescopes
Astronomers need stronger telescopes to study the cosmos and search for life on other worlds, but physics limits the size of telescope mirrors and lenses. Now, a University of Arizona team is working on a way around those limits.
Aug. 12, 2019
TGen Develops Personalized Liquid Biopsy To Monitor Breast Cancer
A woman living in the U.S. has a 1-in-8 chance of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Now, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has developed a liquid biopsy to better monitor the disease.
Aug. 12, 2019