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Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 332: Investigating how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases

University of Arizona medical researcher Darren Cusanovich is examining how our genes program cellular diversity.

Episode 332: Investigating how genetic and environmental factors combine to develop complex diseases

Episode 331: The Special Smell of the Desert

University of Arizona social scientist Gary Nabhan explains how desert plants secrete protective oils that turn into a unique desert fragrance when it rains.

Episode 330: Tracking objects in distant Earth orbit

Most satellites, space junk, and other objects floating in orbit are rotating a few hundred miles above the Earth's surface. But University of Arizona planetary sciences professor Vishnu Reddysays space trackers are now finding spacecraft filling the void between the Earth and the Moon, with more traffic on the way.

Episode 329: Making strides in the fight against stomach cancer

University of Arizona researcher Juanita Merchant talks about how stomach cancer is linked to a specific organism and why it's a special concern for residents on tribal lands.

Episode 328: Solving the mystery behind migraine headaches

Researchers have found migraine headaches emerge from triggers both inside and outside the brain. University of Arizona pharmacology professor Tally Largent Milnes describes the development of new therapies in the works especially for female patients.

Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

UA astronomer Dani DellaGuistina describes how it will be redirected to observe the asteroid Apophis, which is headed for an extremely close approach to Earth.

Episode 325: Detailing the image of the Milky Way's black hole

University of Arizona astronomy professor Dan Marrone notes the historic picture released from the U of A backed Event Horizon Telescope team May 12, was the latest step in exploring a radio source first detected in 1933.

Episode 324: Reading climate history with tree rings

Researchers are finding the best record for climate change comes from the rings inside pine trees. University of Arizona scientist Valerie Trouet describes why some trees are more accurate than others when looking back at significant moments in Earth's history.

Episoded 323: Measuring pollutants that are contaminating indigenous communities

University of Arizona health sciences researcher Frank von Hippel talks about tracking down sources of contamination causing higher rates of cancer in tribal areas.

Episoded 323: Measuring pollutants that are contaminating indigenous communities

Episode 322: Using new ways to deliver medicine past the body's natural defenses

University of Arizona biomedical engineering professor Minkyu Kim is working on disguising medicine to mimic red blood cells, which can allow it to sneak through and deliver medicine to its intended target.

Episode 322: Using new ways to deliver medicine past the body's natural defenses