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UA Researcher and Colleagues Discover the Birthplace of the Chili Pepper

UANews | April 21, 2014
The chili pepper is used in cuisines around the globe, but it was born in what is now Mexico. UA researchers have discovered it was first cultivated throughout the region more than 6,500 years ago.

UA Researchers are Creating Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

UANews | April 18, 2014
A UA-led research team has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices.

Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

UANews | April 18, 2014
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.

Research Proves Children Retain More Information When They've Napped After Learning

UANews | April 15, 2014
Sleep is essential in helping young children apply what they learn, according to new research by Rebecca Gómez, associate professor in the UA Department of Psychology. In this Q&A, she talks about her new work, which she presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston on April 8 as part of a symposium on sleep and memory.

UA Professor Diana Liverman Named Guggenheim Fellow

UANews | April 15, 2014
Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA’s Institute of the Environment, has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to help identify solutions that alleviate poverty and reduce emissions.

Marcia McNutt: Clean Energy Among Key Challenges for Geoscience Students

UANews | April 14, 2014
Marcia McNutt, former head of the U.S. Geological Survey and current editor-in-chief of the journal Science, spoke during the UA's EarthWeek.

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