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Why Loneliness Is A Growing Public Health Concern -- And What We Can Do About It | Huffington Post

Why Loneliness Is A Growing Public Health Concern -- And What We Can Do About It | Huffington Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Our time has been called the "age of loneliness." It's estimated that one in five Americans suffers from persistent loneliness, and while we're more connected than ever before, social media may actually be exacerbating the problem

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Heal Fido: Dog could be a gut's best friend | Arizona Daily Star

Heal Fido: Dog could be a gut's best friend | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA research will focus on the link between canines and good health.
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No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings | NPR

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings | NPR | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How much does a bee sting hurt, exactly? How about a bullet ant bite? To help find an answer, an entomologist has built an index ranking insect stings — after getting stung over a thousand times.
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Dog germs may be good for you | San Diego Union-Tribune

Dog germs may be good for you | San Diego Union-Tribune | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Canine saliva may contribute friendly probiotic microbes to dog's human companions.
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New Arizona Technology Aims To Improve Crop Quality, Yield | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

From a changing climate to more mouths to feed, there are many challenges facing agriculture to increase production. But a new technology developed and tested in Arizona may help farmers overcome recent struggles.
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Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine? | UANews

Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there. Researchers at the University of Arizona are recruiting participants for a study exploring whether dogs can improve human health by having a probiotic effect on the body. The research will focus specifically on dogs' effect on the health of older adults.
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Dog bacteria might benefit human health | Arizona Sonora News Service

Dog bacteria might benefit human health | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fido’s licks and tummy rubs just might be good for your …
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UA Veterinary program to partner with the Hermitage Cat Shelter | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

Fourth year students with the University of Arizona Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program are teaming up with the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter, to offer students clinical training in the area of...
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Sugar-Based, Bio-Inspired Surfactants Hold Promises from Cosmetics to Oil Spill Cleanups | Scicasts

Sugar-Based, Bio-Inspired Surfactants Hold Promises from Cosmetics to Oil Spill Cleanups | Scicasts | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson, AZ (Scicasts) — UA startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology, which was created at the University of Arizona.
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3/14: Real Gardens for Real People Tour of West Valley | Arizona Republic

3/14: Real Gardens for Real People Tour of West Valley | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Master gardners will be on hand to offer tips about how to plant a desert garden.
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Desert Gardener: Touring University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center's research farm | Yuma Sun

Members of Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs’ Western District toured the University of Arizona Yuma Agriculture Center’s research farm, located on 8th Street at the site of the old Cooper farm, for those who remember that far back. Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs President Carol Mossholder, AFGC President-Elect Tina Box, AFGC 2nd Vice-President Karley Fahlsing, Orvalita Hopkins, member of Valley of the Sun Gardeners, and local garden club members boarded an open-air bus to tour fields where
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Arizona Gardeners: It’s a good year to see spring wildflowers | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: It’s a good year to see spring wildflowers | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We can now officially say that this spring is going to be good for wildflowers. 
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Students learn about water conservation | KSAZ (TV-Phoenix)

Water conservation is an important topic in Arizona, now the next generation is learning how to make a difference.
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Our conversation about water must continue | Arizona Daily Star

Our conversation about water must continue | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Past state leaders crafted robust policy that enabled Arizona to prosper.
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Ag minute: Advancements in Crop Genomics Using High-Throughput Phenotyping | McPherson (KS) Sentinel

High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of agricultural research, is key to accelerating progress in crop improvement. To ensure continuing advances,
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Gardening workshop March 21 at County Fairgrounds | Copper Era (Greenlee, AZ)

Gardening workshop March 21 at County Fairgrounds | Copper Era (Greenlee, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For those looking for something productive to do in their spare time, Master Gardener Bill Cook suggests planting a garden.
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Pigeons Present Public Health Concerns | UANews

California wildlife officials this year have been urging the public to get rid of their bird baths and feeders.

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Arizona scientists develop sugar-based surfactants for cosmetics | CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Arizona scientists develop sugar-based surfactants for cosmetics | CosmeticsDesign.com USA | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A University of Arizona startup, GlycoSurf, has finalized an exclusive agreement for a chemical synthesis of glycolipids technology, which the scientists say is a greener replacement for surfactants in cosmetics. 
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GlycoSurf Finalizes Exclusive License Agreement for Bio-Inspired Surfactant | AZO Materials

GlycoSurf Finalizes Exclusive License Agreement for Bio-Inspired Surfactant | AZO Materials | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A University of Arizona (UA) startup, has entered into a licensing agreement for synthesis of biosurfactants which could replace oil-based chemicals.
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Infofish tilapia event to be held in Kuala Lumpur | Undercurrent News

Infofish tilapia event to be held in Kuala Lumpur | Undercurrent News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In about a month, tilapia industry players from various parts of the world will convene in Kuala Lumpur for Infofish’s Tilapia 2015, the fourth international trade and technical conference on tilapia.

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Pi, volcanoes and DNA at Science City | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Pi, volcanoes and DNA at Science City | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The normally patchy field of grass on the east side of the UA Mall will soon be the stomping grounds of animals, insects and robots.
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Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Phys.org

Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology, which was created at the University of Arizona.
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Farming & ranching classes starting April 14 in Florence | Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

Farming & ranching classes starting April 14 in Florence | Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Beginning Farming and Ranching classes begin in a month in Florence, presented by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension and Future Forward Foundation, Inc.
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Allergy Risk Might Be Tied to How You Wash Your Dishes | Mercola (Spain)

Researchers reveal that children living in households that hand-wash their dishes are less likely to develop allergies than those who use dishwashers.
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UA aids in return of local racetrack | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA aids in return of local racetrack | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Rillito Park Racetrack, Tucson’s local horse racing track, will host the historic El Moro de Cumpas race on March 21.
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