Combating the opioid crisis with education

The Undergraduate Biological Research Program (UBRP) Ambassadors club hosted a opioid panel in the Life Sciences South Atrium on campus Oct. 17. Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and methadone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Read more

Feeling SAD this autumn?

Fall is in the air and some of the best holidays are right around the corner, but something else is in the air too, and it may leave you feeling more like the Grinch this year. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, can affect up to 7.9 percent of the general population each year.  Read more

The environmental cost of an iPhone

Thanks to advances in metallurgy and integrated circuit design, computers are working themselves into every aspect of our lives. From appliances to smart phones, it seems like everything these days has a microprocessor buried somewhere inside it. But remember, all of these pieces come from somewhere, and the metals they’re made from aren’t easy to come by. They are called “precious metals,” after all. Read more

Shrimp in the desert?

Do you remember the last time you enjoyed a plate of shrimp scampi or shrimp tacos? There’s a good chance one of those shrimp’s relatives paid a visit to the University of Arizona campus before it made it to your plate. Read more