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Science

New study finds less than 10% of Americans have antibodies against novel coronavirus

Now nearly seven months into the global pandemic, the world has seen a wide gamut of strategies to battling the coronavirus. In Sweden, the futile attempt to induce herd immunity led to a sharp increase in the number of deaths nationwide. In the U.S., despite nearly 7.5 documented infections and over 200,000 reported deaths, a new study published in The Lancet on Sept. 25 found that under 10% of Americans have antibodies against the coronavirus. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

Art and science rendezvous at Tumamoc

A local landmark aims to merge the arts with the science in a collaboration from the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Tumamoc Hill, an 860-acre ecological preserve, is pairing art and science through the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program, a project that aims to broaden the understanding to the public of what science-based research goes on at the hill. This program opens up the hill for artists to engage with the desert and science community, according to Benjamin Wilder, Interim Director of Tumamoc Hill. “The goal of this program is to really go back to the initial points of inspiration — how do we better communicate the results of research,” Wilder said.  “We can tell the story in so many different ways and model ways to truly make all our users more appreciative of what a special site this is.” Read more

Lipedema: Often mistaken for obesity

UA researcher Yann Klimentidis received a $115,000 grant for research into lipedema, a condition that causes disproportionate amounts of fat to develop around the hips, legs and thighs. The condition is found almost exclusively in women, and is easily mistaken for standard obesity. Read more

Stars, storms and Sean Parker

Sean Parker, native Tucsonan and internationally-recognized astrophotographer, has ‘aurora borealis' socks. The green socks act as a lucky charm to help him capture the photos he’s known for.  Read more

Soy may help prevent breast cancer

Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center are studying the impact soy has on breast cancer, testing if compounds in soy could have any effect on breast cancer. Read more