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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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