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Colorado River Delta Greener After Engineered Pulse of Water

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:00
Over a period of nearly two months, water was released into the dry river bed below Morelos Dam, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border just west of Yuma.
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Of Bugs and Brains

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
The fundamental structures underlying learning and memory in the brains of Invertebrates as different as a fruit fly and an earthworm are remarkably similar, according to UA neuroscientists.
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Website Shines Light on Renewable Energy Resources

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
A team from the UA and eight Southwestern electric utility companies has built a pioneering web portal that provides insight into renewable energy sources and how they contribute to the region’s electricity grid.
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TLA Commercialization Partners Take On UA Startups

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
From an original pool of 44 applicants, 12 individuals were selected to serve in one of three roles: entrepreneur-in-residence, executive-in-residence and investor-in-residence.
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$20 Million Gift Pushes UA Closer to the Stars

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
A major donation by Richard F. Caris bolsters the UA's reputation in space science and supports its commitment to the Giant Magellan Telescope, scheduled for completion in 2021 in Chile.
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Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:00
Combining computer modeling and field research on cotton pests, a UA-led study suggests that biotechnology and traditional agriculture can be compatible.
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New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-12-11 00:00
A massive project has opened doors to understanding the evolution of dinosaurs’ living descendants. The analysis was made possible by a platform powered by the UA's iPlant Collaborative.
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Yeast Are First Cells Known to Cure Themselves of Prions

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" proteins, in aggregate form, play a significant role in diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's.
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Arts and Sciences Are Writing a New Love Story Together

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00
Across the UA, abundant examples of a much more supportive relationship can be found through courses, workshops, programs and publications.
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The Lord of the Tree Rings

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-03 00:00
Thomas W. Swetnam, director of the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Two UA Scientists Give Extra Thought to the Brain

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-12-01 00:00
Backed by a new initiative, researchers want to measure neurons' electrical and chemical communication at the same time, which hasn't been done before.
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UA Engineering Turns Smartphones Into Eye-Screening Tools

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 00:00
The devices and accompanying software will enable health care providers, particularly in remote areas, to quickly and easily determine if patients are at risk of losing their vision.
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New Platform Takes Science to the Clouds

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:00
The UA-based iPlant Collaborative will play a key role as researchers store, manage, share and analyze data on virtual computing machines hosted in a cloud-based environment.
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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question'

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
Event marks the anniversary of completion of the rice genome. the first genome completed for any crop plant, impacting the fields of plant biology and agriculture.
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2 Couples Make Major Donations to Precision Health

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
"Medicine of the future" receives the financial support of longtime donors Bruce and Patricia Bartlett and young philanthropists Grant and Michelle Senner.
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App Could Be Your Map for Solving Traffic

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:00
With Metropia’s mobile app, guided to a patent by the UA's Tech Launch Arizona, commuters can adjust their travel times and plans based on traffic-prediction and vehicle-routing technology.
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Viruses: Tiny Teachers of Biology

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
UA researchers are investigating two common but devastating viruses, CMV and HPV, and their work could lead to future therapies.
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Computer Training as a Family Affair

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
The award-winning UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers teaches and reaches across generations.
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Do You Need a Junk-Food Intervention?

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
The UA researchers who linked Twitter activity to regionally popular foods are back for another social media study, this one about diabetes. Their goal is to open new avenues for preventative medicine.
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The Answer Is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
Using observation data from the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, UA astronomers help solve the longstanding mystery of why galaxies produce fewer stars when they occur in clusters.
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