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Five UA events to get your science fix

Five UA events to get your science fix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many members of the university community may find themselves feeling overwhelmed by their new classes after winter break. To ease into the new semester, students may want to stop by some events designed to promote education and conversation within the sciences. Below is a list of upcoming science-geared events.
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The 5-second rule is dead, but your keyboard is dirtier than the floor

The 5-second rule is dead, but your keyboard is dirtier than the floor | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s time to forget the five-second rule -- not just because it’s been debunked, but because the kitchen floor is the least of your worries when it comes germ contamination.
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Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dining With Diabetes class begins Thursday. Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. This is a series of four presentations; the next three are scheduled for Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and Sept.
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UA Grad Student Uses Her Disease to Fuel Arthritis Research | UANews

UA Grad Student Uses Her Disease to Fuel Arthritis Research | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It was in April 2013 that University of Arizona student Laura Hopkins was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body's defense system to attack itself. In rheumatoid arthritis, which disproportionately affects women, tissues around joints become inflamed, resulting in swelling, pain, joint destruction and disability. No known cure exists.
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Legacy of Maria Teresa Velez Seen in Members of Class of 2016 | UANews

Legacy of Maria Teresa Velez Seen in Members of Class of 2016 | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
David Maestas is a legacy student of the late Maria Teresa Velez, who spent her professional career expanding higher education opportunities — especially at the graduate level — to underserved and underrepresented student populations. On Friday, Maestas will be among the University of Arizona's graduating students to directly benefit from Velez's work, which included creating and funding programs and services to recruit, train, retain and graduate students.
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As Pre-Diabetic Rates Rise, Collaborative Program Targets Youth | UANews

As Pre-Diabetic Rates Rise, Collaborative Program Targets Youth | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The federal government estimates that more than 5,000 people younger than age 20 are newly diagnosed each year with diabetes in the United States. While many of the new cases are the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes, an increasing number are the more preventable Type 2, an illness previously seen only in adults. Also, about one in five children in the nation is obese, which is a strong risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes.
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Coffee might be more of a pick-me-up than you think

Coffee might be more of a pick-me-up than you think | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One can substantially reduce their risk of getting alcohol-related liver disease by drinking coffee, according to a new study.
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Family-focused YMCA-based intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes in at-risk youth - Health, Medical, and Science Updates

BMC Public Health. 2015 Dec 18;15(1):1253. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2595-3. The EPIC Kids Study: a randomized family-focused YMCA-based intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes in at-risk youth. Hingle MD1, Turner T2, Kutob R3, Merchant N4, Roe DJ5, Stump C6,7, Going SB8. Author … Continue reading →
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Get the skinny on the Mediterranean diet

Get the skinny on the Mediterranean diet | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Going on a diet nowadays just seems to scream, “lose weight.” It is not surprising though, considering the U.S. ranks as one of the most overweight and obese nations in the world, according to Ramon Martinez of the World Health Organization.
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Learn How to Save Food and Save Money at Free Seminar

Learn How to Save Food and Save Money at Free Seminar | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The main image here might not get your appetite going, but sometimes food isn't just about perfect plating. Like yellow-helmeted sentries lined up in a row,...
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App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews

App Teaches Teens Mindfulness Skills | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While mindfulness-based resources increasingly are offered for adults, adolescents have received less attention. University of Arizona postdoctoral research associate Tami Turner has designed a mindfulness-based mobile app and is in the midst of a pilot study investigating the associated benefits for its users.  "Kids generally need to know the 'why' behind things, and there also needs to be some relevance to their life and present story," said Turner, whose position is in the UA Department of N
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UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer

UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two UA researchers, Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin, have been awarded a $1 million research grant to study how soy intake affects the risk of breast cancer in women.
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Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews

Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Once you understand how something works, the next step is to figure out how to keep it working. That is precisely the goal of Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Knowing that the BRCA1 gene functions as a tumor suppressor, Romagnolo and Selmin are working on a way to keep the gene from being repressed through epigenetic changes caused by environmental factors.
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CSU’s first paraplegic veterinary student presses on, overcomes challenges

CSU’s first paraplegic veterinary student presses on, overcomes challenges | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A sky-diving accident left Bernard Dime a paraplegic, but through the help of friends and mentors, as well his devoted service dog Corky, Dime is plowing headlong onto a pioneering path at Colorado…
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Arizona Student Unions explain why there’s only one gluten-free option on campus

Arizona Student Unions explain why there’s only one gluten-free option on campus | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
RELATED: Cup Quequitos: Vegan cupcakes that actually taste good
RELATED: Column: Looking for gluten free, food allergy friendly or just plain cheap healthy food at the UA?
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7 germiest summer hot spots | Fox News

7 germiest summer hot spots | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Here are seven summer germ hot spots and what you can do to prevent them from putting a damper on your fun.  1.
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UA Students and Employees to Participate in Honor Flight | UANews

UA Students and Employees to Participate in Honor Flight | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of University of Arizona student veterans and employees will accompany 140 World War II and Korean War veterans on a trip this week to Washington, D.C., with the group serving as guardians while the military veterans visit memorials built in honor of service.
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C-Stores Preparing to Step Up on New Food Stamp Requirements

C-Stores Preparing to Step Up on New Food Stamp Requirements | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of "staple foods" with snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a section of the farm bill, reported the Cronkite News Service. The provision, included into the nearly 1,000-page bill signed into law earlier this month by President Obama, would require that stores increase the "depth of stock" in four of those staples: bread or cereals, vegetables or fruits, dairy products and meat, poultry or fish.
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Changing Careers? The UA Has a Degree for That | UANews

Changing Careers? The UA Has a Degree for That | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the career-changing professional, the University of Arizona maintains programs to help move graduates into work as wildlife conservation managers, clinical nutritionists and K-12 teachers, among other lines of work. Academic programs include UA Online offerings, graduate certificates and master's and doctoral degree programs campuswide, which are then complemented by services provided by the UA Alumni Association and Career Services.
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Spicy Arthritis Treatment Moves to Clinical Trials

Spicy Arthritis Treatment Moves to Clinical Trials | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON, Ariz. — Now that turmeric’s biologically active spicy compounds and intracellular targets in experimental models have been identified, Dr. Janet Funk and her team at the University of Arizona are moving the project out of the laboratory and into the clinic to study turmeric’s effects in people. 
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Column: It's Finals, eat your problems

As we approach the busy shopping season and return to campus, we find ourselves too broke to eat proper meals once again. With finals around the corner, it’s doubly difficult just to find time to sit down and eat with all the studying. Yet, there is hope. It is our responsibility as collegiate members to feed ourselves, and in doing so, we shouldn’t feel pressured to eat healthy. As long as we commit the rare act of sitting down for a meal, we should be entitled to eat whatever pleases our stoma
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