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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.

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.

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 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.

Some Can Combat Dementia by Using Still-Healthy Parts of Brain

People with a rare neurodegenerative disease called primary progressive aphasia may recruit intact brain areas for help with language, according to a study led by a UA scientist.

The Darker Side of Digitalization

In a technology universe where there are more questions than answers, UA researchers are calling for a collective approach toward the thorny issues of data privacy, algorithmic discrimination and the spread of "fake news" online. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

UA Agrivoltaics Project Named as World Changing Ideas Finalist

A project that involves growing plants beneath photovoltaic solar panels at Biosphere 2 is led by Greg Barron-Gafford in the UA School of Geography and Development.

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