For the first time, the UA has attracted postdoctoral research fellows from NASA's top three fellowship programs.They chose the UA as their research home base because of its advanced astronomical studies and access to the world's best telescopes and instruments.
The chili pepper is used in cuisines around the globe, but it was born in what is now Mexico. UA researchers have discovered it was first cultivated throughout the region more than 6,500 years ago.
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.
A UA-led research team has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices.
Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA’s Institute of the Environment, has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to help identify solutions that alleviate poverty and reduce emissions.
Sleep is essential in helping young children apply what they learn, according to new research by Rebecca Gómez, associate professor in the UA Department of Psychology. In this Q&A, she talks about her new work, which she presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston on April 8 as part of a symposium on sleep and memory.
Marcia McNutt, former head of the U.S. Geological Survey and current editor-in-chief of the journal Science, spoke during the UA's EarthWeek.
Jón T. Njardarson, an associate professor in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has created a visual database of all FDA-approved drugs – the first of its kind. The website has received hundreds of thousands of downloads across the world.
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission successfully passed NASA's Mission Critical Design Review, allowing the endeavor to proceed from the planning and design stage to building the spacecraft and developing the ground system in preparation for launch in 2016.
With more than 175,000 preserved specimens, including many that are now extinct, the UA fish collection provides critical material for ecologic study. The collection is actively used in teaching, research and public outreach efforts.
Residential solar panels are a big financial investment. One UA researcher is examining why some homeowners choose to go the green route and what it means on a national level.
The UA’s EarthWeek 2014, to run from April 8-11, will feature student research and guest speaker Marcia McNutt, editor of the journal Science.
A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail. The organ system is surprisingly complex and adds to the notion that sophisticated body plans had already evolved more than half a billion years ago.
The quest for what defines individual identity – the self – drives many human philosophical, scientific and religious inquiries. UA professor Shaun Nichols has co-authored a study that provides an answer: Personal moral traits are considered the most important self-defining characteristics, he finds.
UA professors Mary C. Stiner and Jonathan T. Overpeck have been appointed as Regents' Professors, an honor reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction.
UA graduate programs are advancing medical technologies and enhancing the research enterprise through programs that marry advanced science training with the skills needed for today's workforce while also connecting faculty and students in different disciplines to tackle modern challenges.
Optical scientists at the UA have helped develop a technology capable of sending high-intensity laser beams through the atmosphere much farther than ever before. The work could be used in the future to guide lightning away from buildings.
Soon we may have quieter, more efficient planes with smaller wings and possibly even no tails if technology developed by UA aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Israel Wygnanski becomes a reality.
An ambitious undertaking is underway to turn the former coral reef ocean habitat inside Biosphere 2 into a living lab modeled after the Gulf of California, thriving with research, education and outreach opportunities. Science writer Daniel Stolte strapped on a scuba tank to explore the only "ocean" in the Arizona desert.
With more than 100 projects for youth involvement across the state, Arizona 4-H shows its dedication and commitment to service of the statewide community every day. That dedication has been recognized this year with the Governor’s Award for Service and Volunteerism and the Western region Volunteer of the Year award.