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Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Chair of the UA department of Immunobiology, discusses the importance of T-cells and the role they play in our bodies as we age.

UA Researchers Study Changes in Immune System with Age

As people grow older body produces less T-cells which are key to defending off viruses, bacteria; findings could lead to immune system rejuvenation methods, researcher suggests.

Pictured here, the Santa Cruz River flows from the highlands in Mexico down to the south eastern parts of Arizona.

AZ Water Experts Working with MX Counterparts on Preservation

Arizona and Sonora, Mexico share water from the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Rivers; collaborating to save resources.

Smartphone App Could Possibly Be Used to Vote

Research published in journal Human Factors; voting could be faster and more effective tech expert says.

Innovative Intervention Center Helps Youth with Psychosis

University of Arizona’s EPICENTER aims for early intervention and comprehensive treatment for young people with severe mental illness.

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Biosphere 2 Raising Money for Sea of Cortez Small Scale Replica

The researching facility has until April 22 to raise $100K to turn a 9,000-square-foot tank into living model of Gulf of California's oceanic environment.

We talk to Charles Wolgemuth, UA Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, and Dhruv Kumar Vig, UA Graduate Student, about how they came up with a mathematical model to better understand how the Lyme bacteria spreads.

UA Physicists Develop Math Model, Could Help Lyme Disease Treatment

Researchers say mathematical model describes bacteria's location in relationship to rash associated with illness.

We sit down with Marvin Slepian, UA Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, to discuss how a new pacemaker technology will eliminate the need for a battery.

New Tech Uses Patient's Body to Power Pacemakers

A major challenge for the device's manufactures is its battery, which must be safe, reliable and long lasting as it controls abnormal heartbeat.

Triceratops skeleton on display.

Dinosaur Bones for Sale

Visitors to the gem and mineral shows this year may have come across one treasure that loomed above the usual stones, beads and bling.

We talk to Michael Worobey, UA Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, about new research about the evolution of the flu.

UA Evolutionary Biologist Published for Flu Research

Mike Worobey's findings include looking into the 'family trees' of various gene segments of the virus.

Water levels at the Colorado River Basin.

CO River Relatively Young in Geological Time, Scientists Say

Arizona Geologists discuss fascination with origins, evolution of state's most famous river, water source.

We learn about Cave Fest at Kartchner Caverns State Park with Robert Casavant, Ph.D. Manager of Science and Research/Natural Resources for Arizona State Parks.

Festival Aims to Highlight Science Within AZ Historic Caverns

Cave Fest is hosted by Kartchner Caverns State Park, encourages visitors to learn about research taking place in area.

We explore the process by which minerals are formed. Courtesy: Eight, Arizona PBS in Phoenix

UA Holds Mineral Exhibit As Tucson Gem Shows Rolls In

Showcase at UA's Flandrau kicked off Feb. 1, ends weekend of annual gem show, which is marking 60th anniversary.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

Martha Moore-Monroy, program director of research with REACH and Michael Bookman, director of clinical research, discuss the importance of Cervical Cancer Screenings.

Early Screening Key for Cervical Cancer Survival, Expert Says

January has been declared Cervical Cancer Awareness Month; doctor says 100% curable if detected very early on.

NASA launches a ship in to space.

NASA Changes Worry Tucson Planetary Science

New grant-funding structure promises more money for planetary research, but local scientist negative impacts.

Local Distiller Turns Sonoran Desert Wood into Whiskey

Mesquite craftsman uses native wood to craft unique spirits—and tap into a long scientific legacy.

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