A special edition of Arizona Horizon featuring stories from the Arizona PBS show, “Catalyst.” Host Vanessa Ruiz and producer Steve Filmer share the latest in science.
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.
Science keeps finding new connections between our bodies and our minds. Food, exercise, what we eat and what we think all intersect in some way.
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.
Planets orbit faraway stars – could some of those planets have the right recipe for supporting life? Plus, we’ll look for water on the moon: what is the mission to find that water, and why it matters for getting us to Mars and beyond.
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.
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.
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. An ASU researcher is using technology to meet this challenge. It’s an effort funded in part by a grant from the U.S. justice department.
The exploration of space leads to newer and better technology, but there’s one part of space exploration that’s still dangerously low-tech: the rules. Most places away from our planet are a kind of wild west with no sheriff, and no judges.
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.
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.
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.
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.