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The Molecular Biology Behind ALS

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
UA researchers have uncovered a novel molecular defect in a fruit fly model of ALS bearing a strong similarity to defects found in humans. The discovery may help explain the mechanisms underlying the devastating disease.
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance, UA researchers caution in Nature Biotechnology.
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Science Lecture Series to Explore Life in the Universe

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
What is life? How do we recognize it? Seven upcoming talks are free and will be held at Centennial Hall on the UA campus from Jan. 26 through March 9.
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Three Nearly Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:00
Star’s proximity means it is bright enough for astronomers to study the planets’ atmospheres, to determine whether they are like Earth’s atmosphere and conducive to life.
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Years Later, HiRISE Camera Confirms the Beagle Has Landed

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00
The long-lost Mars lander Beagle 2 has been discovered in images taken with the UA-led High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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UA Grad's Little Firm Tackles Big-Data Solutions

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:00
A Silicon Valley startup helps companies make data-informed decisions, all without the need for heavy expertise in information technology.
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Extrasolar Storms: How's the Weather Way Out There?

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:00
Like galactic storm chasers, UA astronomers are leading an effort to discover how clouds and weather systems change on other worlds.
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A New, Public View of the Sky

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:00
UA scientists are providing scientific expertise and crucial technology to the largest project ever undertaken to map the cosmos.
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