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Arizona Science

Airs during Science Friday, Friday mornings on NPR 89.1

Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.
Episode 333: How certain birds can help us understand the development of Parkinson’s in humans

Episode 333: How certain birds can help us understand the development of Parkinson’s in humans

August 5, 2022 Frequency of birdsong in Australia is helping medical researchers find out more about the onset of Parkinson’s Disease.
Episode 332: Investigating how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases

Episode 332: Investigating how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases

July 29, 2022 A look at how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases.
Episode 331: The Special Smell of the Desert

Episode 331: The Special Smell of the Desert

July 22, 2022 The smell of a monsoon rain is more than just refreshing.
Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

July 15, 2022 Satellites, space junk, and space craft are filling the void between Earth and the Moon.
Episode 329: Making strides in the fight against stomach cancer

Episode 329: Making strides in the fight against stomach cancer

July 1, 2022 Stomach cancer is only the fifth leading cancer affecting people in the United States, but it much more common worldwide.
Episode 328: Solving the mystery behind migraine headaches

Episode 328: Solving the mystery behind migraine headaches

June 24, 2022 Researchers have found migraine headaches emerge from triggers both inside and outside the brain.
Episode 327: Lowering the cost of detecting cancer

Episode 327: Lowering the cost of detecting cancer

June 17, 2022 Researchers have spent years finding how to examine cancerous cells without taking them out of the body.
 Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

June 10, 2022 The University of Arizona-backed satellite is headed home after collecting soil form the asteroid Bennu.
Episode 312: UA researchers chase hypersonic technology

Episode 312: UA researchers chase hypersonic technology

June 3, 2022 University of Arizona wind tunnels are used to investigate what happens to objects traveling at hypersonic speed.
Episode 325: Detailing the image of the Milky Way’s black hole

Episode 325: Detailing the image of the Milky Way’s black hole

May 26, 2022 The recent image of a black hole in the center of the Milky Way confirmed what skywatchers had suspected for a long time.
Episode 324: Reading climate history with tree rings

Episode 324: Reading climate history with tree rings

May 19, 2022 New research shows that the best record for climate change can be found inside tree rings.
Episode 323: Measuring pollutants that are contaminating indigenous communities

Episode 323: Measuring pollutants that are contaminating indigenous communities

May 13, 2022 People living in villages far from the beaten path are experiencing adverse health effects from environmental pollution.

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About the Show

Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona. Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1.

Arizona Science has a different guest each week and is hosted by Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. Regents Professor in the U of A's Department of Neuroscience, and Tim Swindle, Ph.D. and Head of the UofA's Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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