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Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00am
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.

Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00am
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.

High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.

Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00am
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.

Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00am
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.

A Little Halloween Love for Bats

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00am
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.

Research Uses DNA to Study Key Events in Plant Evolution

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:00am
An international research collaboration involving UA scientists and cyberinfrastructure provided by the iPlant Collaborative, based in part at the UA, has used DNA to look back in time at important turning points in plant evolution.

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00am
Global warming is supported by the tiniest of details in the soil of northern Sweden, a UA-led international team of researchers finds. And that has implications for the future.

New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00am
The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."

A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00am
UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.

Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00am
Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.

UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.

Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:00am
UA scientists will be riveted by the comet Siding Spring when it passes Mars on Oct. 19. But capturing an image will be "like trying to photograph a speeding bullet while riding a roller coaster."

4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:00am
"Rockets to the Rescue," a hands-on challenge for 4-H National Youth Science Day, brought out the budding scientists and engineers.

UA Tech Park Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to Future

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:00am
What began with a regional economic development mission has since turned its attention to facilitating the testing, evaluation and demonstration of new technologies.

UA Planetary Scientists, Japanese to Trade Hard-Rock Stories

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00am
There's plenty of room in outer space for the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 asteroid missions, both sides say.

UA on Collaboration's Cutting Edge

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00am
University's strengths underscored by opening of Arizona trade office in Mexico City and conference of North American institutions in Tucson.

Biodiversity Is More Than Just a Numbers Game

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:00am
Biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions, but that's not the whole story. Functional biogeography, an emerging discipline, has brought unexpected revelations.

Ready for a Super-Fast Internet? UA Scientists Are Fast at Work on It

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00am
The College of Optical Sciences is leading an international effort to develop the technology of tomorrow.