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The Molecular Biology Behind ALS

UANews | January 22, 2015
UA researchers have uncovered a novel molecular defect in a fruit fly model of ALS bearing a strong similarity to defects found in humans. The discovery may help explain the mechanisms underlying the devastating disease.

UA Invention Slows Water Evaporation, Generates Energy

UANews | January 22, 2015
Co-developed by the UA's Moe Momayez, product is the result of an effort to find ways to conserve water in mining tailings (remediation) ponds.

Science Lecture Series to Explore Life in the Universe

UANews | January 20, 2015
What is life? How do we recognize it? Seven upcoming talks are free and will be held at Centennial Hall on the UA campus from Jan. 26 through March 9.

Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control

UANews | January 20, 2015
Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance, UA researchers caution in Nature Biotechnology.

Three Nearly Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

UANews | January 16, 2015
Star’s proximity means it is bright enough for astronomers to study the planets’ atmospheres, to determine whether they are like Earth’s atmosphere and conducive to life.

Years Later, HiRISE Camera Confirms the Beagle Has Landed

UANews | January 15, 2015
The long-lost Mars lander Beagle 2 has been discovered in images taken with the UA-led High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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