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Health

The risk of concussion lurks at the Super Bowl – and in all other sports

Over the past two decades, researchers have gained a great deal of insight into the risks surrounding concussions – some of which has led to sweeping policy changes. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sports via Getty Images Steven P. Broglio, University of Michigan An estimated 90 million to 100 million Americans will tune in to watch

Medical

Searching for a cure

Holly Hansen wants to save lives. How, you ask? The student researcher at The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) is working to create more safe and effective drugs for chronic illnesses. Hansen was raised in Phoenix, where she spent her childhood doing dance and ballet. At various points, she aspired to become an interior designer, architect, fashion designer

Science

NAU disease ecologist awarded $3 million grant to lead international effort to combat pervasive livestock pathogen

Northern Arizona University researcher Jeff Foster is leading an international effort to study and track the spread of one of the most important infectious diseases in humans and livestock worldwide. Brucellosis infects an estimated 500,000 people and millions of animals each year—cattle, pigs, sheep, goats— resulting in long-term illness and significant economic loss, though very

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine test subjects weighed risks, rolled up their sleeves

With Santa Cruz County facing one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state, Tubac Fire Department Fire Chief Cheryl Horvath knew that a vaccine is what’s needed to bring an end to the pandemic. But a vaccine requires human volunteers as test subjects. Horvath had never taken part in a clinical research