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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.

Aden B. Meinel, Pioneering Optical Scientist, Dies at 88

UANews | October 11, 2011
Aden B. Meinel, founding director of the UA Optical Sciences Center and eponym of the building in which the world-renowned College of Optical Sciences is housed, died on Oct. 3. He was 88.

UA Professor to Meet With the Dalai Lama

UANews | October 11, 2011
UA professor Diana Liverman is among a small group of scientists, theologians and ethicists who will meet with the Dalai Lama and his advisors in Dharamsala, India, during a conference on the interconnection between environmental change, ethics and individual choices.

Time Reversal: A Simple Particle Could Reveal New Physics

UANews | October 10, 2011
A simple atomic nucleus could reveal properties associated with the mysterious phenomenon known as time reversal and lead to an explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of physics: the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe, finds a recent study.

Smarter Toxins Help Crops Fight Resistant Pests

UANews | October 9, 2011
An international collaboration involving researchers at the UA and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México has found that a small genetic manipulation restores the efficacy of crop-protecting toxins derived from bacteria against pest insects that have become resistant.

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.