Science

New additions to the ENR2 building make headway

The new project to add solar panels and a rooftop garden on the University of Arizona’s ENR2 building is about to begin Phase Three.   The first meeting to discuss this project occurred in the fall semester of 2017. Phase One, which is the installation of the green roof, began in fall 2019 and was completed in Feb. 2020. Phase Two, which is the installation of the solar panels, began in the fall semester of 2020 and was completed in Jan. 2021. Phase Three, which is the active research, is expected to begin later this spring. Read more

UA HOSA: Educating future generations of healthcare professionals

Daniel Wieland is the president of UA HOSA, and he has been the president for the last three years. He has three majors which include biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and biomedical engineering. HOSA is widely recognized, and Wieland plays a role in advertising the experience one gains from becoming a HOSA member. The Daily Wildcat sat down with Wieland to get to know him and the club better. Read more

Disability rights advocates call for Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in vaccine distribution

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Arizona Center for Disability Law along with various other disability rights advocacy organizations and members of the disability community sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey requesting a meeting to engage with disability rights organizations to discuss vaccine access to members of the Arizona Long Term Care System and their caregivers regardless of age and setting.  Read more

ACOG addresses Ob-Gyn care for transgender patients

Healthcare for the transgender community has historically been subjected to discrimination, uncertainty and limited access to resources. These obstacles are particularly pressing when it comes to the unique obstetric and gynecologic needs of transgender patients. Read more

CDC releases new guidance for vaccinated Americans

On Monday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, there have been three vaccines that have received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the most recent being the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.  Read more

Are you eligible to get your coronavirus vaccine right now?

Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them.  Read more

What the OSIRIS-REx mission is doing now

On Oct. 20, 2020, the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu. The OSIRIS-Rex team has made two big decisions since the touch-and-go event.  Read more