6 From UA Recognized in New Class of Fellows by AAAS

Kimberly Andrews Espy, the UA's senior vice president for research, is among those who will be honored by the scientific society at an induction ceremony in February.

Groundwater Recharge and Climate Change in the West

As the climate warms, the dry southern regions of the Western U.S. will have less groundwater recharge and the northern regions will have more, a UA-led team reports.

Introducing Titin, the Protein That Rules Our Hearts

UA scientists say the protein acts as a molecular ruler, determining the length of muscle fibers and influencing the strength of the muscles that make our hearts beat and bodies move.

'Insecta' Explores Insects and the People Who Study Them

A film by the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ documentary team featuring top entomologists is producing a buzz about insects, stings and the science behind them.

UA Architect Searches for Building Blocks to Fight Wildfires

As legislators and ecologists wrestle with solutions to prevent wildfires, help is coming from the building industry. Aletheia Ida believes sustainable practices can play a role.

Animal and Biomedical Industries Degrees Merge Science, Business

The new program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides a strong foundation in science while building high-demand skills in commerce, marketing and management.

Startup Licenses UA Technology That Shortens Cancer Cell Life

The UA has licensed a drug that aims to shorten the lives of cancer cells to startup Reglagene. The technology was invented at the College of Pharmacy and the BIO5 Institute.

Chunks of Glass, Made Into a Mirror, Will Probe Stars

At the UA, tools designed to scan alien planets for signs of life begin as chunks of glistening glass. The most recent result: the fifth mirror segment for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Startup Regulonix Licenses UA Non-Opioid Pain Drug Candidates

Researchers in the College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new class of non-opioid drug candidates to treat pain, and the UA has licensed the compounds.

Fountain of Youth? Sorry, It's Not Out There

Current understanding of the evolution of aging leaves open the possibility that the process could be stopped — if only science could figure out a way to make selection between organisms perfect. However, the solution isn't that simple, according to UA researchers.


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