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New Estimates of Mercury's Thin, Dense Crust

Michael Sori, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, used careful mathematical calculations to determine the density of Mercury’s crust, which is thinner than anyone thought.

Startup Iluminos Licenses UA-Invented Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

An Arizona startup is hoping its unique compounds will lead to treatments to halt or slow the progression of a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans.

Rescue Drones, Rocket Science Highlight Design Day

Nearly 600 engineering students will display a search and rescue drone, a device to monitor swelling and more than 100 other projects with the potential to save lives, time and money.

Startup Licenses Dual-View Probe for Endoscopy

Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Rongguang “Ron” Liang have invented a dual-view probe for medical endoscopy. Their startup, Omniscient, is working to bring the technology to the public.

For Desert Dwellers, a Life in Balance

Can desert cities such as Tucson and Phoenix sustain us, in light of their scarce water supplies, sweltering climate and rising population? UA experts Sharon Megdal (water), Ladd Keith (heat) and Christopher Domin (architecture) have reason for optimism. With video.

UA Biologists Find Answer to 100-Year-Old Question

According to a team led by Michael S. Barker, the duplication of whole genomes has occurred many times during the evolution of insects, the most diverse group of animals.

UA-Based Network Looks Out for Lesser Long-Nosed Bat

Once endangered, the bat has been delisted and is now flourishing. Efforts such as Flowers for Bats will ensure the bat continues to thrive in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Cybersecurity Means Job Security

A young cyber operations program, based on the UA South campus but fully online, provides students with uncommon hands-on training for a wealth of career opportunities. With UANews video. This is the final installment in the eight-part series Fast Forward, which has examined the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

UA, Microsoft to Expand Computer Science Education

The TEALS program, which operates in nearly 350 U.S. high schools, will grow to reach more students in Tucson and southern Arizona in the 2018-2019 academic year.

UA Scientist Spearheads Effort to Illuminate Borderlands

More than 150 scientists, students and volunteers participated in a "Border BioBlitz" that highlighted the diversity of the area through which the U.S.-Mexico border runs.

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