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. After completing his neurosurgical residency at the University of Vermont and fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dumont joined the division of neurosurgery in the department of surgery just a year ago with a subspecialty in endovascular neurosurgery.
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. It’s why Tucson’s Jim Himelic Foundation understands that it must fight to change “devastating” to “manageable” and “terminal” to “curable.”
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. After all, more time memorizing means less time spent guessing on multiple-choice questions, right?
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a biomarker used for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
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. The 24-year-old patient snapped his shinbone in half.
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.
The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the study about the honey bees’ reaction to caffeine was conducted by UA neuroscience professor Wulfila Gronenberg. However, the study’s leader is actually Geraldine Wright, a reader in neuroethology at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. The _Daily Wildcat regrets the error._