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Researchers seek participants for jet lag study with $500 compensation

University of Arizona researchers are seeking participants in a new study that looks for ways to combat the effects of jet lag, with a focus on circadian synchronization. The study is funded by the Department of Defense to support the special operations forces, who may suffer from poor circadian synchronization due to rapid overseas deployment, night operations and shift work. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (10/16)
676 2 0.3%
Total (8/2)
39,754 601 1.5%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated October 16, 2021

Mind Window: An app to see inside the mind

An app was developed to quantify human day-to-day thoughts. The app is called Mind Window and is available for both iOS and Android users. The researchers who developed the app use a method called experience sampling, where data is repeatedly collected at random moments during someone’s day-to-day life.  Read more

Two professors given first Integrative Medicine in Residency Award

As holistic approaches are becoming increasingly accepted in Western medicine, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has taken steps to recognize two professors. On April 2, the center awarded Dr. Noshene Ranjbar and Dr. Andrea Gordon with its first-ever Integrative Medicine in Residency Innovation Award. Read more

Antibody testing in Pima County underway

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow around the nation, the University of Arizona is taking drastic steps in order to increase testing and keep Arizona’s general public as safe as possible. Read more

Pools in a pandemic: 'Extra precautions' needed to reopen

The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center pool is an oasis for students looking for a cold release from triple-digit temperatures. Despite Gov. Doug Ducey lifting restrictions on gyms and apartment pools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool remains closed. Read more

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: a battleground for COVID-19

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. Read more

Summertime sunshine: A potential link between vitamin D and COVID-19

As pretty much every state around the nation begins to open up in phases, it can sometimes be too easy to put the past behind us and forget about the nature of the highly transmissible novel coronavirus. As of May 19, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases alongside 92,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. The country as a whole has seen a downward trend in both cases and number of deaths recently, but as people start to adventure out of their homes, this trend could very easily revert back upward. Read more