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Making Germs Glow: New Test Helps Save Lives and Cuts Costs

UANews | October 11, 2011
A new detection technology that makes microbes glow under a microscope cuts the time required to identify the causes of life-threatening bloodstream infections from days to hours, saving lives and health-care costs, a clinical study conducted by an interdisciplinary UA research team found.

$2.8M Grant to Fund LGBT Youth Suicide Risk Study

UANews | October 11, 2011
Researchers at the UA and New York University will study the causes behind suicide risk for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth over a three-year period thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

UA Faculty Part of Major Study of Gulf Oil Spill

UANews | October 7, 2011
Juan M. Restrepo and Shankar C. Venkataramani, faculty members in the UA mathematics department, are part of a research consortium funded at $112.5 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010.

Promising UA Technology Receives Innovation Award

UANews | October 6, 2011
Glaucoma technology developed by UA faculty members is among the inaugural class of 21 projects to garner funding from the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps, which aims to guide research with commercial potential out of university laboratories and into the marketplace.

UA Researcher Studying Impact of Autism Intervention Program

UANews | October 4, 2011
Norton School psychologist Ann Mastergeorge says a 16-week program of parent-led activities can help mitigate some of the effects of autism in their children. The disorder, which affects about one in every 110 children, can be detected during infancy.

Arizona State Museum Creates Path to Healthy Living

UANews | September 29, 2011
Arizona State Museum has enhanced a national traveling exhibit, raising awareness of obesity with modern and historical artifacts of local relevance, and will host a free 5K walk/run on Nov. 12. The exhibit runs Oct. 15 through Jan. 7.