Science

Taking a deeper dive into the presidential candidates' healthcare policies

The 2020 presidential election is less than three weeks away, and amidst a global pandemic, the future of the U.S. healthcare system is at the forefront of many voters' minds. Current President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have different beliefs when it comes to the healthcare landscape of the U.S, to say the least. Let's take a deeper look at the healthcare policies of the two presidential candidates. Read more

The future for allergies: No more EpiPens?

Let’s say you have a child who has a severe peanut allergy. While they grab onto the monkey bars at a playground, peanut oil residue gets on their palms and they wipe their face. They go into anaphylactic shock and there is no EpiPen near you. What do you do? What could have you done to weaken their severe allergic reaction?  Read more

Multiverse theory: The possibilities of the universe

Throughout the existence of life on Earth, we have always been plagued with the question — are we alone? Regardless of humanity’s contrasting beliefs, there has always existed the undeniable fact that we are alive and something has made us this way. Read more

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognizes Banner Health hospitals for their commitment to LGBTQ health care

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. HRC engages with communities and politicians to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Their work touches all facets of society including political advocacy, support for disenfranchised LGBTQ communities as well as activism against stigma and limited access to LGBTQ-aware health care. Read more

UA professors' outlooks on online STEM education six weeks into fall semester

 Zoom is known globally as the go-to website for online schooling. Although it has made teaching accessible to millions of students, there is no doubt that the company has had its issues. Three University of Arizona professors have varying levels of frustration when it comes to teaching via Zoom. On a scale from one to 10, 10 being the most frustrated with Zoom, the professors' answers varied from three to 10 to even saying that it depends on the day.  Read more

Infection, isolation, confusion and resilience: The impact of COVID-19 on group homes for people with developmental disabilities

Group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been one of the hardest hit by this pandemic. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities defines intellectual disability as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.” Read more

Zoom MD: UA first-year medical students begin their virtual education

After six weeks of rigorous studying, first-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have completed their first course — the Foundations Block. This rigorous six-week endeavor lays the grounds for the study of medicine. Central to this achievement is the advent of Zoom in medical education, a response to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more