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A panorama of the Arizona State Capitol complex.

Republicans have traditionally controlled both chambers of the state Legislature. Some experts wondered whether Tuesday’s election would put the 30-member state Senate in play, potentially shifting the balance of power. Early results indicated Democrats stood a chance of splitting the Senate, 15-15. Unofficial results on Wednesday suggested that’s not as likely. Read more»

Russell Witte, an expert on ultrasound technology, hopes that his Acoustoelectric Brain Imaging prototype will one day be used in doctors’ offices to get a quick and clear image of brain activity. Human testing could be approved in as little as three years.

Researchers at the University of Arizona may be on the cusp of a breakthrough when it comes to examining the deepest parts of the brain. Read more»

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued its ruling on the safety and effectiveness of soaps and washes containing certain antibacterial chemicals.

ASU researcher Rolf Halden has been warning the Food and Drug Administration of the dangers of ingredients found in antibacterial soaps for more than a decade. His research focuses on how man-made pollutants found in personal care products seep into our natural resources and eventually, our bodies. Read more»