Researchers used to think the brain stopped producing neurons after a certain age — that the cells just died off as we got older. Now research suggests older brains thrive with the right combination of physical and social activity.
The Freedom of Information Act—or FOIA—turned 50 this year. But there are concerns that after some prime periods of public information sunshine, that kind of sharing is getting more limited by governments. One reason? Shrinking budgets.
The city of Phoenix asked for a panel’s help last year to come up with ways to improve relations between the public and police, and the latest in a series of listening sessions on the group’s effort took place Wednesday in Maryvale.
Arizona is a major player in Alzheimer’s disease research thanks in part to statewide collaboration among different institutions. But what also is advancing research is access to some of the freshest brain tissue on the planet.
The research firm RealtyTrac says from April through June, foreclosures in Arizona were 13 percent lower than before the recession. There was a similar drop for the Phoenix metro area from January through June.
Humorist Laurie Notaro has had 11 books published—most of them featuring funny, wild, out there stories about her, her family and people she’s met. Her latest is called Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life.