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Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

Fri, 2014-04-18 00:00
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.
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UA Researchers are Creating Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

Fri, 2014-04-18 00:00
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.
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UA Professor Diana Liverman Named Guggenheim Fellow

Tue, 2014-04-15 00:00
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.
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Research Proves Children Retain More Information When They've Napped After Learning

Tue, 2014-04-15 00:00
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.
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Marcia McNutt: Clean Energy Among Key Challenges for Geoscience Students

Mon, 2014-04-14 00:00
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.
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