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Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

UANews | April 28, 2014
UA researchers have solved the mystery of the 1918 pandemic flu virus' origin and why it was so deadly. The discovery could influence future vaccine design and pandemic prevention.

Top NASA Fellowship Winners Head to the UA to Pursue Their Research

UANews | April 23, 2014
For the first time, the UA has attracted postdoctoral research fellows from NASA's top three fellowship programs.They chose the UA as their research home base because of its advanced astronomical studies and access to the world's best telescopes and instruments.

UA Researcher and Colleagues Discover the Birthplace of the Chili Pepper

UANews | April 21, 2014
The chili pepper is used in cuisines around the globe, but it was born in what is now Mexico. UA researchers have discovered it was first cultivated throughout the region more than 6,500 years ago.

Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

UANews | April 18, 2014
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.

UA Researchers are Creating Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

UANews | April 18, 2014
A UA-led research team has developed a new use for the sulfur left over from oil and natural gas refining: made into a plastic polymer, the material can be made into cheap and lightweight lenses for infrared-light detection devices.

UA Professor Diana Liverman Named Guggenheim Fellow

UANews | April 15, 2014
Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA’s Institute of the Environment, has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to help identify solutions that alleviate poverty and reduce emissions.

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