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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UANews | August 18, 2014
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

UA Optics at Heart of Telescope Poised to Catch the Action in the Universe

UANews | August 6, 2014
The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is built around a revolutionary optical mirror setup designed at the UA. The instrument will scan large swaths of the night sky, and capture images of exploding stars, passing asteroids and other short-lived phenomena in the cosmos.

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds

UANews | August 6, 2014
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, a UA-led research team provides some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. Among the findings: As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them.

Breathing Deeply – and Safely – After a Fire

UANews | July 31, 2014
UA researchers are working to ensure that firefighters can breathe safely when cleaning up from a fire by improving the breathing apparatuses they and other first responders use to protect themselves from dangerous gases that can be emitted after a blaze is extinguished.

UA Engineering Student Holding Her Own in Multiple Mining Internships

UANews | July 30, 2014
Danielle Taran’s internships have zigzagged her across Texas and stepped her through the life of a mine – from digging coal to reclaiming land. The first-generation college student played at Carnegie Hall in high school and is now holding her own in a field where men have dominated for centuries.

Generating a Genome to Feed the World: UA-Led Team Decodes African Rice

UANews | July 28, 2014
An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The new information could help answer the 9 billion-people question by producing rice that survives better in areas hit hardest by hunger.

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