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New research indicates that timely blue light exposure can help with minor traumatic brain injuries

In the age of technology, almost everybody is exposed to blue light on a daily basis. In fact, the phone, computer or tablet you may be reading this story on is emanating blue light without you even realizing it. Often times blue light gets a bad reputation because of the way its wavelength affects human circadian rhythms. Blue light inhibits the release of melatonin, the primary hormone responsible for regulating the sleep/wake cycle in humans. Read more

Study looks into the way vertebrates communicate

On Jan. 17, University of Arizona professor Dr. John J. Wiens, along with a visiting scientist from China, Dr. Zhuo Chen, published a study titled “The origins of acoustic communication in vertebrates” that found that species who are active at night have utilized acoustic communication over a stable timeline. Read more

Science for the future

Science and technology are constantly changing, and the University of Arizona is at the forefront of the change. The University of Arizona hosts the Arizona Science Lecture Series, which will be held at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 3. Read more

Police Beat: 1/29/2020: Caught on campus

We all know what it’s like to have your phone die with no way to charge it. We’ve all resorted to some desperate way of charging our phones, like one man who was found charging his phone on the side of a UA sorority house.  Read more

Arizona Mobile app updates look, gets mixed reviews

 ArizonaMobile’s latest update has received mixed reactions from its users lately.  The Apple App Store reflects recent reviews from users saying the app’s features are nonfunctional. Many users claim that the app will not open, the previous features being inaccessible.  Read more

The argument for plastic straws

 In January 2019, the “Skip the Straw” campaign was launched by the University of Arizona Cooper Center for Environmental Learning’s Outreach Team, a student-led group supported by the UA Green Fund.  Read more

UBRP Conference showcases undergraduates' biology research

Over 100 University of Arizona undergraduate researchers presented their work at the 31st annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building on Saturday, Jan. 25. This conference served as a public showcase of the work UBRP students completed during their time in the program.  Read more

UA BookStores co-brand with Operation Hat Trick to support veterans and wounded service members

Students have likely noticed the mannequins in the University of Arizona BookStores decked out in camouflage and an “OHT” logo. OHT stands for Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit organization founded by Dot Sheehan in 2008. According to their website, Sheehan noticed that veterans returning from deployment wanted hats to cover their scars, burns and surgical incisions that resulted from their severe head trauma. OHT originally donated hats to service members and veterans, but the program has evolved. Now, it fundraises for the rehabilitation of military veterans and wounded service members. Read more

Supplements: Are they worth your buck?

A stroll through the health aisle at the local supermarket will have one's eyes glance upon a variety of different supplements marketed as if it were a necessity to live a healthy and fulfilling live. But how much do we really need these supplements and is it worth it the money we're paying for them? Read more

Pharmacy student selected for competitive program

Shana Shriber is rewriting the rules with her successful career as a pharmacist. Her perseverance, compassion and strength have been driving forces for her pharmaceutical pursuits. Shriber was selected to serve as a Commissioned Corps Junior officer through the Junior Commissioned Officer Extern Program with the U.S. Public Health Service, a highly competitive pharmaceutical program.  Read more