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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 143: Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Human Immune System

Episode 143: Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Human Immune System

August 16, 2018 Originally aired Aug 17, 2018 Researching how our immune systems react to dangerous threats.
Episode 142: University of Arizona Scientist Expects Bright Discoveries from Parker Solar Probe

Episode 142: University of Arizona Scientist Expects Bright Discoveries from Parker Solar Probe

August 9, 2018 Originally aired Aug 10, 2018 A new observation satellite will be getting an up-close look at our sun.
Episode 141: UA Researchers Collect Genetic Clues to Advance Treatment Options for Lou Gehrig's Disease

Episode 141: UA Researchers Collect Genetic Clues to Advance Treatment Options for Lou Gehrig's Disease

August 2, 2018 Originally aired August 3, 2018 A team of UA scientists are using a catalog of genetic information to look for clues in the battle against the deadly disease.
Episode 140: Citizen Scientists Help University of Arizona Researchers Focus on Butterfly Habits

Episode 140: Citizen Scientists Help University of Arizona Researchers Focus on Butterfly Habits

July 26, 2018 Originally Aired Jul 27, 2018 University of Arizona assistant professor Katy Prudic is using citizen scientists to help her collect important data on butterflies.
Episode 139: How Satellites Measuring Polar Ice Can Help Predict Rising Sea Levels

Episode 139: How Satellites Measuring Polar Ice Can Help Predict Rising Sea Levels

July 19, 2018 Originally Aired Jul 20, 2018 The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment has been measuring changes in Antarctic ice mass to help predict climate change.
Episode 139: First Photos of Bennu From Osiris-REx Spacecraft Due Next Month

Episode 139: First Photos of Bennu From Osiris-REx Spacecraft Due Next Month

July 12, 2018 Originally Aired July 13, 2018 The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will begin sending photos of the asteroid Bennu back to earth beginning in August of 2018.
Episode 138: Fighting Foodborne Illness With New Research

Episode 138: Fighting Foodborne Illness With New Research

July 5, 2018 Originally Aired July 6, 2018 Plant-based sanitizers may be the key to preventing outbreaks like the one that recently affected romaine lettuce grown in Yuma.
Episode 137: Developing a New Therapeutic Approach to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Episode 137: Developing a New Therapeutic Approach to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

June 29, 2018 Originally Aired Jun 29, 2018 New research into low-dose ketamine may improve the prognosis for people suffering from Parkinson's
Episode 136: Pursuing Better Health Through Sweat

Episode 136: Pursuing Better Health Through Sweat

June 21, 2018 Originally aired Jun 22, 2018 Researching wearable devices that can track your stress levels.
Episode 135: Research Extends Occupational Safety Concerns to Small Businesses in Tucson

Episode 135: Research Extends Occupational Safety Concerns to Small Businesses in Tucson

June 14, 2018 Originally Aired June 15, 2018 What's in your walls at work?
Episode 134: Tracking Progress on Climate Goals

Episode 134: Tracking Progress on Climate Goals

June 11, 2018 Originally Aired June 8, 2018 The ocean's central role in the Earth's climate.
Episode 133: Exciting New Applications for Photonics

Episode 133: Exciting New Applications for Photonics

June 1, 2018 Originally Aired June 1, 2018 Moving holographic pictures (think Princess Leah in Star Wars) are quickly becoming a reality.

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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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