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Do Old Helper T-Cells Remember More?

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:00am
The latest research by Michael Kuhns of the UA's Department of Immunobiology answers questions about how the rules of the immune system change in old age.

Tech Launch Arizona Wins as Innovator of Year

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's commercialization arm is recognized in the academia category at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation awards, presented by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority.

New Technology May Help Surgeons Save Lives

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:00am
Biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons at the UA have develop augmented microscopy technology to help surgeons operate with greater precision and reduced risk of harming patients.

UA Professor Aims to Shift Consumer Landscape

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:00am
Inspired by Anita Bhappu's work in the classroom, Sharing Tribes is about "saving people money, reducing our environmental footprint and making connections with others in a community."

Ancient Brains Turn Paleontology on Its Head

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's Nicholas Strausfeld, Regents' Professor of Neuroscience, has used ancient arthropod fossils to prove, once and for all, that brains do fossilize.

UA Researchers Find New Cometary Compound

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:00am
The Arizona Radio Observatory 12-meter telescope located on Kitt Peak was used in looking for interstellar methyl isocyanate, or CH3NCO.

UA's STEM Retention to Reach Hundreds More

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:00am
A program that strives to retain underrepresented students in high-demand fields related to science, technology, engineering and math has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

UA Students Bring Together Art, Science at Annual Exhibit

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:00am
Graduate student organizers from the Lunar and Planetary Lab invited undergraduates from an art class to add their own touch to the annual "Art of Planetary Science" exhibition.

Virtual Class Driven by Data to Succeed

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:00am
With the help of the UA-based iPlant Collaborative, students in "Ecoinformatics" sift through big data to uncover new information on how soil composition affects microbial life.

2 UA Colleges Collaborate to Form Law and Policy Center

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:00am
A first of its kind in the U.S., the Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center will provide ranchers, farmers, miners and others with needed legal support.

UA College of Science Produces Mount Lemmon Audio Tour

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:00am
A new app narrates a trip that covers 6,000 vertical feet and is one of the country's most spectacular drives — in climate, like going from Mexico to Canada in an hour.

Barton Named Interim Director of BIO5

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:00am
The biomedical engineer and former assistant director of the BIO5 Institute will lead the institute while a search is conducted for a permanent director.

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:00am
As principal investigator of the UA-headquartered iPlant Collaborative, he is working to expand the capabilities and impact of the $100 million computational infrastructure platform.

UA Security Startup Sets Down Roots to Grow

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00am
Neuro-ID is commercializing software that can identify suspicious behaviors based on a computer or smartphone user's typing, touch, scrolling or mouse movements.

UA Engineering Professor Wins Air Force Grant

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00am
A team led by assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering Jesse Little of the UA’s College of Engineering has received a $900,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study how air behaves when traveling faster than the speed of sound.

Form Follows Function in Plant Temperatures

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:00am
While the popular understanding in biology is that plants accept the temperature of their environment, UA researcher Brian Enquist and his collaborators have found that some can adjust their internal temperatures as mammals do.

Findings May Lead to Next Semiconductors

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00am
Scientists are searching for better semiconductors, finding promise in a unique class of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides, or TMDs.

Haury's Legacy Seen in Young Gardeners

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00am
Children at a Tucson elementary school have made an emotional connection to learning and discovery, aided by a grant from the UA's Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

OSIRIS-REx Craft Completes Assembly Stage

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:00am
Over the next five months, the spacecraft will be subjected to a range of rigorous tests that simulate the asteroid mission's harsh environmental conditions.