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FDA-approved Drug Database Created by UA Professor Being Used Globally

UANews | April 10, 2014
Jón T. Njardarson, an associate professor in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has created a visual database of all FDA-approved drugs – the first of its kind. The website has received hundreds of thousands of downloads across the world.

UA Scientists to Begin Construction on NASA Spacecraft that will Visit Asteroid in 2018

UANews | April 10, 2014
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission successfully passed NASA's Mission Critical Design Review, allowing the endeavor to proceed from the planning and design stage to building the spacecraft and developing the ground system in preparation for launch in 2016.

UA Study Examines Residential Solar Power and How to Make it More Affordable

UANews | April 9, 2014
Residential solar panels are a big financial investment. One UA researcher is examining why some homeowners choose to go the green route and what it means on a national level.

UA Fish Collection Provides Invaluable Data Spanning Half a Century

UANews | April 9, 2014
With more than 175,000 preserved specimens, including many that are now extinct, the UA fish collection provides critical material for ecologic study. The collection is actively used in teaching, research and public outreach efforts.

UA’s EarthWeek 2014 Kicks off Tuesday With Student Research

UANews | April 7, 2014
The UA’s EarthWeek 2014, to run from April 8-11, will feature student research and guest speaker Marcia McNutt, editor of the journal Science.

Ancient Fossil Reveals Oldest Known Circulatory System

UANews | April 4, 2014
A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail. The organ system is surprisingly complex and adds to the notion that sophisticated body plans had already evolved more than half a billion years ago.

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