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The SensorLab is a University of Arizona Health Sciences initiative that promotes research that relates to human physiology and behavior and emphasizes sensor-based research.
September 21, 2022

Viola and the Brain

Molly Gebrian is a UA viola professor with a neuroscience background who uses her unique insight to help her students learn both in the practice room and in life.
September 2, 2022

Engineering By Touch

Through cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality technologies, UA professors are developing advanced educational tools to make aerospace engineering accessible to the blind.
July 1, 2022

The Grieving Brain

What does it mean to grieve? Is it strictly emotional or is there more to grief than just feelings?
May 11, 2022

A new Pima County overdose prevention campaign begins

The first installment of $1.5 million from a legal settlement with pharmaceutical companies and distributors is funding the new campaign.
September 29, 2022

The Buzz: How Arizona's lack of school mental health staff affects students

Arizona has some of the worst student-to-mental-health-professional ratios in the US.
September 24, 2022

Protests begin after abortion ban is reinstated

Friday evening, protesters took to the Pima County Superior Court following its decision to reinstate a century old abortion ban.
September 23, 2022

Arizona Dept. of Health Services encourages Pfizer vaccine amid Moderna shortage

The shortage is expected to last two weeks.
September 19, 2022

Pima County teams up with UA for COVID vaccines

The clinic will offer the new bivalent vaccines.
September 16, 2022

Free COVID testing availaible

SonoraQuest labs is offering the service at 50 sites in Arizona.
September 13, 2022

New report shows opioid deaths increased despite state initiatives

Opioid overdose deaths increased by 120% between 2017 to 2021, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
September 12, 2022

US to award $35M in grants to tribes for 988 crisis line

Arizona has more than 20 federally recognized tribes.
September 10, 2022

Arizona sees its first Tribal Area Health Education Center

The center will work to bolster health care education and training to American Indian communities.
September 9, 2022

Roll up your sleeves, Pima County receives new COVID boosters

Vaccines are available in local clinics as of Sep. 7.
September 7, 2022

Football’s future comes to a head with concussion concerns among Arizona parents

Parents are worried about long-term injuries.
September 4, 2022

Court says local health centers can challenge AHCCCS on reimbursements

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the case against AHCCCS.
September 3, 2022

New COVID Booster shots rolling out

Boosters were put on hold when FDA approved new vaccines.
September 2, 2022

Navajo Nation sees success in COVID-19 vaccination for children

More than half of the children are vaccinated.
September 1, 2022

COVID transmission rates continue dropping in Arizona

More than half of Arizona counties are now in the CDC's low category.
August 29, 2022

Arizona life expectancy fell an ‘extraordinary’ 2.5 years in 2020

It was one of the steepest drops in the nation.
August 27, 2022

COVID transmission falls slightly in Arizona

Two counties transmission rates improve while one gets worse.
August 21, 2022

"The Quest for Sleep": How UA science is leading the way to more healthful slumber.

On Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson returns with an essay about the hardest step she has taken in her journey of motherhood.
August 18, 2022

The future of Arizona's abortion ban is back in a Tucson court

Hearing held Friday as AG calls for putting old ban back into force.
August 18, 2022

DNA profiles lead to IDs of 2 men who died in Tucson in 2019

The DNA Doe Project worked with the Pima County Medical Examiner's office.
August 18, 2022
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