While soldiers are fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, researchers are trying to understand the psychology behind why people are joining the fundamentalist group and the physiology of deception to protect U.S. borders.
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It’s no surprise some students use Adderall to study for an exam. Let’s turn the tables and study Adderall’s biological effects on us
Dr. Travis Dumont is an assistant professor of surgery and medical imaging at the UA, as well as director of the Neurovascular Program.
The number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia could increase “to between 550,000 to 1.4 million by January,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
“Devastating” and “terminal” seem to be, unfortunately, the most appropriate adjectives to describe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — just ask anyone who’s had a personal experience with the illness.
In April of last year, Bryan Chabot, a 27-year-old from East Tucson, wasn’t feeling well.
Everyone knows that sleep is vital. But when it comes to last-minute studying, many students cut into their sleep schedules for a few extra points on an exam.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a biomarker used for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Piramal Imaging developed the biomarker, called Neuraceq, an agent used in Positron Emission Tomography imaging of the brain.
This flu season, the H1N1 virus latched on to the U.S. once again, but a program at the UAMC has been saving lives by bringing out the big guns. This season, doctors at the University of Arizona Medical Center have placed 10 H1N1 patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines, artificial heart and lung machines that gives patients time to heal their failing organs.
On their last night in a small village in Honduras, three doctors received a last-minute call detailing an orthopedic trauma injury due to a motorcycle accident.
Love means different things to different people. However, the hormones and neurotransmitters released in the brain in response to that heart-felt sensation is the same.
As January comes to an end, so does many people’s dedication to following through on their New Year’s resolutions. For some, a dance with death would be enough motivation to quit an unhealthy habit.
Many of us consume it daily. Some of us would call it an addiction. A researcher and caffeine addict himself, Daniel Borota of Johns Hopkins University and his colleagues are taking caffeine addiction to another level: Their recent study suggests that consuming caffeine after studying could boost long-term memory. “The more I started to drink coffee, the more I wondered about the effects it was having on my cognition,” Borota said. The participants were shown a series of images and were then given either a caffeine dose of about as much as a tall Starbucks coffee or a dummy pill with no influence called a placebo.