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The Underdog of the Brain: Glial Cells

UBRP student and undergraduate researcher Cathy Tran shares her experience investigating the role of an important group of unsung, non-neuronal cells in the brain.

Pluto Returns to Public Popularity

As New Horizon provides the closest-ever flyby of the dwarf planet, the UA campus community is celebrating the occasion.

Researchers Probe Contemplative Topics

A research group launched by UA graduate students supports contemplative science research on campus.

Measuring 'Hearing Flexibility'

Cochlear implants are examples of bionic ears, says Kathy Carbonell, a doctoral student in the UA Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Carbonell intends to inform future research on how people are able to understand speech.

The Blurred Line Between Borrowing and Copying in Pop Music

Brian Moon, an assistant professor and coordinator for music in general studies at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, explains the legal changes with the pop single "Blurred Lines," and how music sampling has complicated the music industry.

Pigeons Present Public Health Concerns

UA entomologist Dawn H. Gouge answers questions associated with one of our most familiar avian neighbors: pigeons. They are "a pest we volunteer for," she says.

Spock's Humanity Was Nimoy's Gift

UA linguists Elly Zimmer and Cecile McKee explain what Leonard Nimoy, while playing a half-Vulcan and half-human on "Star Trek," taught the world about humanity.

Navajo Researcher's Work Hits Close to Home

Monica Yellowhair studied DNA damage caused by radiation exposure.

Technology Changes Everything and Nothing

Chris Impey, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Astronomy, shares his insights about how technology impacts our lives.

Nobel Lesson: Investment Fosters Global Achievement

Regents' Professor Carol Barnes reflects on the Nobel Prize-winning career of her mentor, John O'Keefe, and sees similar principles in place at the UA.