10/18/16: How Your BMI Might Affect Your Brain

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October 18, 2016

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How Your BMI Might Affect Your Brain

A healthy weight may be good for your brain. UA researchers found that older adults with higher body mass index tend to have more inflammation in the body, which in turn may negatively impact cognition. The research may provide valuable insights for possible interventions.

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UA-Based AZGS Is Making Noise About Earthquakes

The Arizona Geological Survey has new tools to look into the seismic future. Thursday marks the Great Arizona ShakeOut, highlighting earthquake preparedness. With UANews video.

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100 Years of UA Astronomy Made Possible by Lavinia Steward's Gift

The arrival of a man who was fired for being a good scientist, followed by a major donation, launched the UA on a path to becoming a leader in astronomical and space sciences.

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UA Team Questions Safety of Nutritional Supplement Selenium

Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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