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UA Physicist Earns Air Force Grant to Study Plasmonic Amplifiers

Assistant professor John Schaibley has been awarded three years of funding to study a technology that could improve transistors, the building blocks of electronics.

Arizona Universities Team Up to Improve I-10 Stretch

Traffic congestion and accidents are routine on the southernmost section of Interstate 10 in Arizona. Researchers from the state's public universities are looking at how to fix it.

Tech Launch Arizona Coaches a Pair of Business Teams to Success

In the Get Started Tucson competition, judges selected two UA-affiliated teams — Avery Therapeutics and Sharing Tribes — to pitch to the local version of "Shark Tank."

It's a Bird … It's a Plane … It's the Tiniest Asteroid!

A team led by UA astronomer Vishnu Reddy has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes. Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across.

UA-Led Camera Photographs Ill-Fated Mars Lander

The HiRISE camera shows three locations where hardware from the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli test lander hit the surface of the Red Planet.

UA Drug Licensed to Firm to Treat Canine Cancer

The UA has exclusively licensed the rights to a novel kinase inhibitor developed at the UA College of Medicine to Anivive Lifesciences. The drug, PX-886, has shown to be efficacious for the treatment of solid tumors in dogs.

UA Scientists Go by the Gut on Health of Honey Bees

What honey bees eat may be disrupting the bacterial communities that reside in their gut — and affecting their health. It's the first evidence that diet influences the gut microbiome.

Regents' Professor Leslie Tolbert Elected AAAS Fellow

The UA professor of neuroscience and cellular and molecular medicine has been recognized for her contributions and service to research and professional societies.

Cracked, Frozen and Tipped Over: New Clues From Pluto's Past

Research by two UA planetary scientists reveals fascinating clues about Pluto, suggesting that the small world at the solar system's fringe is much more active than anyone imagined.

UA Alumna Lifts Burden for Communities Lacking Clean Water

Marla Smith-Nilson, a civil engineering graduate, founded Water1st International, which has made safe water accessible to people in Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia and Honduras.

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