Miscommunication: Hispanic youth wrongfully diagnosed

Hispanic bilingual students are being hindered academically in Arizona and across the country, because some speech-language pathologists do not have the resources or training necessary to correctly diagnose speech disorders in children. As students come to school for the first time, they go through various screenings to ensure they are developing at a standard rate. This is…

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UA’s lack of transparency sparks concern

Student data collected by the University of Arizona has ignited a debate. On March 7, UA announced it could use CatCard data to predict a student’s probability of returning for their second year of college. “By getting their digital traces, you can explore their patterns of movement, behavior and interactions,” said professor Sudha Ram, director…

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Computer science experts say concerns surrounding Artificial Intelligence valid

The words “dangerous artificial Intelligence” might bring images of robot assassins to mind. However, science fiction films such as James Cameron’s The Terminator and Alex Garland’s EX_MACHINA are exaggerations of what much of the general public perceives as dangerous AI. Troy Adams, member of the AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona’s Eller…

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UA seeks schizophrenia diagnostic test

Today, schizophrenics don’t know they’re sick. University of Arizona researchers want to change that. Schizophrenia symptoms are different in everyone, making it difficult to diagnose, and no biological tests exist to determine if people are schizophrenic. Dr. Amelia Gallitano has been awarded a $170,000 grant to develop a test that allows for earlier treatment. “Our…

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Tucson couple carry out annual saguaro census

For desert dwellers, saguaros are a part of daily life. Scattered in front yards, cropping up along the side of the road, sprinkled on mountainsides, the hulking cactuses are nearly omnipresent in the Arizona desert. We often see them without realizing what goes into the survival of these huge plants that only grow in the…

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UA valley fever research could save sick dogs

Brinkley is only 1 1/2 years old. She takes six medications a day. One combats the infection in her bones. Three suppress her pain. One supplements her joints, and the last is an antibiotic that fights her additional health threats. Brinkley suffers from a severe case of valley fever, a disease that is crippling dogs…

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