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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.

Two UA Scientists Give Extra Thought to the Brain

UANews | December 1, 2014
Backed by a new initiative, researchers want to measure neurons' electrical and chemical communication at the same time, which hasn't been done before.

UA Engineering Turns Smartphones Into Eye-Screening Tools

UANews | November 26, 2014
The devices and accompanying software will enable health care providers, particularly in remote areas, to quickly and easily determine if patients are at risk of losing their vision.

New Platform Takes Science to the Clouds

UANews | November 24, 2014
The UA-based iPlant Collaborative will play a key role as researchers store, manage, share and analyze data on virtual computing machines hosted in a cloud-based environment.

UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question'

UANews | November 20, 2014
Event marks the anniversary of completion of the rice genome. the first genome completed for any crop plant, impacting the fields of plant biology and agriculture.

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