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Biofuels: An Idea Worth Spreading

UANews | December 2, 2010
UA engineering professor Kim Ogden will open a local lecture series based on the popular TED conference format. She will discuss using algae to create biofuel.

How Genes Jump From Crop to Crop

UANews | November 30, 2010
UA researchers have developed a new statistical model that describes how genes move from cotton plant to cotton plant. The transfer of genes from genetically modified crops is an issue of interest to consumers and producers.

UA Receives $1.6M to Study New Ways to Fight Brain Cancer

UANews | November 23, 2010
Could a misguided signaling protein trigger the most deadly of brain cancers? A team led by the UA's Sourav Ghosh received funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify potential targets for new anti-cancer drugs.

UA to Induct New Regents' and Distinguished Professors

UANews | November 22, 2010
A December ceremony will honor S. James Anaya, professor of law; Edgar Dryden, professor of English; and Marcia Rieke, professor of astronomy, as new Regents' Professors, and Mary M. Poulton, mining and geological engineering head, as a University Distinguished Professor.

UA Professor Named GQ 'Rock Star of Science'

UANews | November 19, 2010
Dr. Eric M. Reiman has been named a 2010 Rock Star of Science, joining scientific leaders and musicians in a campaign to celebrate biomedical research. Reiman participated in a photo shoot for the December issue of GQ Magazine, which pays tribute to "scientific heroes" in medical research.

BIO5 Oro Valley Facility to Fast-Track Innovation

UANews | November 18, 2010
The UA has officially dedicated its new BIO5 Oro Valley facility. The space will allow the University to expand its efforts to get new therapies and drug discoveries to the market and patients faster.