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In the Get Started Tucson competition, judges selected two UA-affiliated teams — Avery Therapeutics and Sharing Tribes — to pitch to the local version of "Shark Tank."
Assistant professor John Schaibley has been awarded three years of funding to study a technology that could improve transistors, the building blocks of electronics.
We are not blank slates with regard to our susceptibility to emerging strains of influenza virus, researchers from the UA and UCLA have discovered. Birth year can help predict whether we may fall seriously ill or die from a flu pandemic. The findings could assist the development of a universal vaccine.
From 1600 until the 1980s, human land use had a greater impact on forest fires in California's Sierra Nevada than did climate, according to research led by a UA dendrochronologist.
Marla Smith-Nilson, a civil engineering graduate, founded Water1st International, which has made safe water accessible to people in Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia and Honduras.
Research by two UA planetary scientists reveals fascinating clues about Pluto, suggesting that the small world at the solar system's fringe is much more active than anyone imagined.
The UA professor of neuroscience and cellular and molecular medicine has been recognized for her contributions and service to research and professional societies.
What honey bees eat may be disrupting the bacterial communities that reside in their gut — and affecting their health. It's the first evidence that diet influences the gut microbiome.
The UA has exclusively licensed the rights to a novel kinase inhibitor developed at the UA College of Medicine to Anivive Lifesciences. The drug, PX-886, has shown to be efficacious for the treatment of solid tumors in dogs.
A team led by UA astronomer Vishnu Reddy has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes. Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across.
Traffic congestion and accidents are routine on the southernmost section of Interstate 10 in Arizona. Researchers from the state's public universities are looking at how to fix it.
UA planners and engineers are part of a multicampus program awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Transportation grant, intended to improve pressing transportation issues.
Starting in the spring, the University will bring science courses to UA Online, kick-starting a new era of greater accessibility to high-demand STEM and lab sciences.
At the 2015 El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event, faculty and students from the UA helped develop a first-of-its-kind wearable sweat sensor. With UANews video.
The University ranks No. 21 overall — and first in the state — among public institutions in the National Science Foundation's annual quantification of research activity at colleges and universities throughout the nation.
A group of 22 technology experts, business leaders and entrepreneurs offers its time and expertise to help refine UA inventions and develop startup strategies and teams.
While heading toward asteroid Bennu, the UA-led OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been tasked by NASA with getting some "roadside science" done: In February, some of its cameras will scan Earth's path for yet-unseen asteroids sharing Earth's orbit.