Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
The UA and three other higher education institutions have united to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields. The collaboration has just received a $2.4 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the program, which was founded at the UA.
Brain of World's First Known Predators Discovered
A UA scientist and his colleagues have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.
A UA-led study backs evidence that some children are more susceptible to adverse environmental factors than others. So-called "orchid children" bloom spectacularly in positive environments but often are at risk in poor home life situations.
Eugene Sander and Rod Wing are among more than 500 researchers named as AAAS Fellows. Sander has built the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences into a nationally known biotechnology center, and Wing is among the world's most acclaimed plant geneticists.
A major driving force of evolution comes from mistakes made by cells and how organisms cope with the consequences, UA biologists have found. Their discoveries offer lessons for creating innovation in economics and society.