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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 243: The psychology of coping with the coronavirus pandemic

The daily uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing us to yearn for a return to normalcy. University of Arizona psychologist David Sbarra discusses how the pandemic has knocked us out of our old routines, and why some people are finding it hard to adjust to a new one.

Episode 242: The dilemma of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

Many people find it difficult to isolate themselves from others while attempting to avoid COVID-19. University of Arizona communications researcher Kory Floyd describes why human contact is so essential to our everyday mental health.

Episode 242: The dilemma of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

Episode 241: How personal interaction has changed during the coronavirus pandemic

Individuals and families have been coping with the impact of isolation while avoiding COVID-19. University of Arizona communications researcher Kory Floyd is looking at how people are changed by the decrease in the degree of affection and touch that they were accustomed to before the pandemic struck.

Episode 241: How personal interaction has changed during the coronavirus pandemic

Episode 240: Looking inside cells to see the development of Covid-19

University of Arizona molecular scientist Curtis Thorne is tracking viruses within cells. His work is helping scientists around the world understand how the coronavirus infects cells and inflicts its damage.

Episode 238: Using a cell phone app to fight the spread of COVID-19

Google and Apple have joined forces to develop an app to notify users they may have been in contact with someone who has the coronavirus, without collecting any personal information. University of Arizona researcher Joyce Schroder explains how the app could be developed in time for use on the U of A campus this fall.

Episode 237: The importance of scientific modelling in the effort to tackle COVID-19

Scientific modeling uses hypothetical ideas about the coronavirus and tries to predict positive outcomes in stopping the spread of the pandemic. University of Arizona mathematician Michael Chertkov explains modeling and how it can help schools and businesses consider the safest reopening strategy.

Episode 237: The importance of scientific modelling in the effort to tackle COVID-19

Episode 236: Tracking treatment candidates for COVID-19

A team at the UA investigating influenza found that some of the molecular compounds they were looking at can also stop the coronavirus. Pharmacologist Jun Wang thinks the research could lead to a fast track development for an anti-COVID-19 drug.

Episode 235: New ways to track history through radio-carbon dating

Gregory Hodgins runs the University of Arizona's Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. He is collaborating with the U of A's tree ring specialists to increase the precision of dating archeological artifacts.

Episode 239: A detailed look beneath the surface of Mars

A University of Arizona-backed scientific package is hitching a ride on NASA's next Mars mission at the end of July. Planetary sciences professor Lynn Carter explains how a new ground-penetrating radar experiment will reveal what's underneath layers of Martian soil.

Episode 234: Tracking down the characteristics of COVID-19

Technology is helping scientists identify unique aspects of the novel coronavirus. University of Arizona researcher Linda Powers studies new ways to detect and understand infectious microbes, and she says generating new knowledge about the basics of COVID-19 is helping lead the fight against the pandemic.

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