From a pool of eight proposed missions competing for funding in NASA's Explorer category, the space agency has chosen to fund the UA-led GUSTO mission. The goal of the $40 million endeavor is to send a balloon to near-space, carrying a telescope that will study the interstellar medium.
UA researchers have discovered an approach that could save crops from contamination with aflatoxin, a threat to health and food security in developing parts of the world. "Aflatoxin is one of the most potent toxins on the planet," study leader Monica Schmidt says. With UANews video.
The annual event on the UA campus is a colossus, potentially tougher to navigate than the writings of Tolstoy or Faulkner. You need a plan of attack. Here's a tip: Follow your interests, and you won't go wrong. There's plenty to like for animal lovers, foodies, science geeks, sports fans and newshounds.
There is promising news for those suffering from chronic pain. UA researchers discovered that when rats with neuropathic pain were bathed in green LED, the rats showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus. A clinical trial with fibromyalgia sufferers is underway. With UANews video.