Can We Really Eradicate Polio?
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.
5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.
UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.
Comparing the genomes of disease-causing and harmless bacteria, UA microbiologists found no clear genetic demarcation between the two groups. The bacteria have swapped genes in the past, suggesting they can switch roles fairly easily.
Efforts by the Mexican government to control the manufacturing of methamphetamine resulted in a drop in treatment admissions in Mexico and in neighboring Texas, a study led by UA researcher James Cunningham finds.