Controlling T-cells to attack cells linked to Type-1 diabetes

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

An encouraging new study at the University of Arizona (UA) could lead to new immunotherapy treatments for Type-1 diabetes and could be extended to other autoimmune diseases. The study involves genetically engineered T-cells that can seek out and destroy pathogens in the pancreas. The research was led by UA’s Michael Kuhns, an associate professor in immunobiology.

Catalyst 303: Isotopic forensics

Monday, Dec. 7, 2020

A little less than half of those who die trying to cross the southern U.S. border die in Arizona. Those sobering numbers present a scientific challenge: identifying the person who died so that loved ones can know what happened.

Catalyst 301: Eyes on Mars

Monday, Dec. 7, 2020

When the next rover lands on Mars, most of the pictures it sends back will be taken by cameras designed at Arizona State University. For the first time, a rover will give us a 3-D view of features on the red planet, thanks to cameras that let us see in stereo.

Catalyst: Locust swarms

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

History shows that pandemics aren’t the only threat to human populations. Even old religious texts mention swarms of locusts and the risk of famine they can bring. A new outbreak of locusts is now threatening East Africa, but researchers here in Arizona are working on ways to stop the swarms.

Catalyst: Running from man to woman

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Training to be a top-level athlete is a challenge. But doing so while transitioning from one gender to another is even more difficult. From our “Catalyst” science team, the story of one woman who is meeting both of those challenges as her body – and her identity – change.

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PBS NewsHour covers Inauguration Day 2021

The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden

PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of Inauguration Day 2021 on Arizona PBS beginning at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The special will include the swearing-in of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala D. Harris.

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl “Hecho en Mexico”

Before becoming part of the U.S., Los Angeles was a Mexican city. This episode pays tribute to the city’s roots and features beloved Mexican and Mexican American artists performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil. Tune in to watch Rodrigo y Gabriela, Natalia Lafourcade and La Santa Cecilia, plus Los Ángeles Azules performing with YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Paolo Bortolameolli.

American Reckoning: A PBS NewsHour Special Report

Anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, the primetime special report will focus on the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.