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Of Bugs and Brains

UANews | December 17, 2014
The fundamental structures underlying learning and memory in the brains of Invertebrates as different as a fruit fly and an earthworm are remarkably similar, according to UA neuroscientists.

Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton

UANews | December 16, 2014
Combining computer modeling and field research on cotton pests, a UA-led study suggests that biotechnology and traditional agriculture can be compatible.

New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution

UANews | December 11, 2014
A massive project has opened doors to understanding the evolution of dinosaurs’ living descendants. The analysis was made possible by a platform powered by the UA's iPlant Collaborative.

Arts and Sciences Are Writing a New Love Story Together

UANews | December 9, 2014
Across the UA, abundant examples of a much more supportive relationship can be found through courses, workshops, programs and publications.

Yeast Are First Cells Known to Cure Themselves of Prions

UANews | December 9, 2014
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" proteins, in aggregate form, play a significant role in diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's.

The Lord of the Tree Rings

UANews | December 3, 2014
Thomas W. Swetnam, director of the UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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