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Sea Squirt Cells Shed Light on Cancer Development

UANews | July 25, 2011
Specialized structures that cancer cells use to invade tissue also could help them escape protection mechanisms aimed at eliminating them, a UA-led research team has discovered. The findings may change the way scientists look at cancer formation and offer new targets for cancer therapies.

UA Researchers Develop Prototype to Detect Fake Websites

UANews | July 25, 2011
For their work on detecting fake websites, a UA Eller College of Management research team and a UA alumnus have earned MIS Quarterly's top award for 2010. Being able to readily detect a site's validity is crucial, given the pervasive nature of online phishing scams.

UA Engineer Picked for National Recognition

UANews | July 20, 2011
Armin Sorooshian, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the UA, is among 85 engineers across the nation selected to participate in the invitation-only Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Sorooshian studies atmospheric aerosol particles.

Zero-Gravity Student Experiments Completed in Houston

UANews | July 19, 2011
Two teams of UA students took to the sky in NASA's zero-gravity aircraft last week, completing tests involving research projects on liquid lenses and the formation of organic compounds.

New UA Agriculture, Life Sciences Dean Chosen

UANews | July 18, 2011
Shane C. Burgess, who leads veterinary research at Mississippi State University and has worked around the world, succeeds Eugene G. Sander as dean of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Burgess has a prolific research portfolio that spans a range of biological sciences.

Making Blood-Sucking Deadly for Mosquitoes

UANews | July 15, 2011
Inhibiting a molecular process cells use to direct proteins to their proper destinations causes more than 90 percent of affected mosquitoes to die within 48 hours of blood feeding, a UA team of biochemists found.