The University of Arizona

UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty

UANews | August 25, 2014
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.

$9 Million Gift to Support the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program

UANews | August 22, 2014
Thanks to a $9 million Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.

New Initiative Puts UA Research to Work for Small Businesses

UANews | August 20, 2014
A new UA initiative aims to drastically increase the region's economic competitiveness by putting the power of research behind new and small businesses with the help of federal funding and regional partnerships.

Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air

UANews | August 18, 2014
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UANews | August 18, 2014
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond

UANews | August 13, 2014
The UA’s Conserve2Enhance program is helping people save millions of gallons of water across the desert Southwest, and giving them the option to donate their water bill savings to support green projects in their communities.

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