The Tucson-area real estate market has slowed down this year because of the rise in interest rates. But it is continuing to thrive despite higher rates and an increase in home prices, market observers say.

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…