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Elevated Androgens Don't Hinder Lemur Dads' Parenting

Research by UA anthropologist Stacey Tecot shows that lemur dads experience elevated levels of androgens (male sex hormones) when they care for their infants — which was unexpected.

Planet-Forming Disks May Resemble Solar System 5 Billion Years Ago

A team of scientists led by the UA has imaged a cluster of about 110 protoplanetary disks in the Orion Nebula, and the findings may provide insights into the birth of our solar system.

Arizona's Summer Monsoon Still No Match for India's

Our stormy season officially starts on Friday, and the forecast is for above-average rainfall and warmer-than-average temperatures. The storms provide up to half of Tucson's annual rainfall.

Antarctic Ice Loss Ramps Up, Speeding Sea Level Rise

An international scientific team that includes UA geoscientist Christopher Harig reports that a sharp uptick in the loss of Antarctic ice since 2012 is contributing to rising seas.

Startup Licenses UA-Invented Disruptive Biopsy Device

Inventors at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson are working with Tech Launch Arizona on a next-generation instrument.

What it Takes to Discover Small Rocks in Space

The asteroid that blew up in the sky on June 2 was discovered by the UA-led Catalina Sky Survey using a telescope that helped discover about half of all known near-Earth objects.

How Do You Weigh a Galaxy? Especially the One You're In?

Pinning down the mass of a galaxy may seem like an esoteric undertaking, but UA scientists think it holds the key to unraveling the nature of dark matter and the fabric of our cosmos.

A Summer of Learning, Deep in Costa Rica

UA junior Taite Nazifi is gathering ideas for a web application to support river conservation efforts. But his time in the remote village of Longo Mai is about so much more. "I can't even begin to explain what kind of amazing impact this has made in my life," he says.

UA Scientists Selected as Authors for International Climate Report

Continuing the UA’s tradition of leadership on climate, three scientists have been selected to help craft the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Startup Licenses Invention to Enhance Skin Cancer Prevention

Melanin represents the body's natural defense against cancer-causing UV rays. The UA has licensed two melanin-producing peptides to startup MCR Therapeutics.

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