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Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range, painting by Charles Marion Russell, 1905.
July 24, 2018
In a new study, researchers found that burning by indigenous hunters combined with climate variability to amplify the effects of climate on prairie fire patterns in the northern Great Plains.
Neuroscientist Torsten Falk and neurologist Scott Sherman are teaming up to study the use of ketamine in patients with Parkinson's disease. (Photo: Nadia Whitehead)
July 23, 2018
Ketamine, a drug currently used to treat pain and depression, is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson’s patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
The front of the mine tailings pile at the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site in Yavapai County. (Photo: UA Superfund Research Program)
July 20, 2018
Five colleges at the University of Arizona are studying human and environmental risks and developing practical solutions for the mining industry and health professions.
"In the case of a nuclear event, a lot of people can be radiated. That is why it's so important that we can quickly and accurately assess the absorbed radiation so we can give patients the proper medical treatment as fast as possible," UA assistant professor Jerome Lacombe said of the importance of his research.
July 19, 2018
Jerome Lacombe and other University of Arizona researchers are hoping to improve upon traditional radiation testing methods through gene expression.
Zlática Kraljevic worked in Alan Randolph's crystallization lab in the UA Department of Chemical Engineering while pursuing graduate degrees. After earning her master's in 1977, she became one of the first women to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the UA in 1981.
July 18, 2018
Zlática Kraljevic carried the lessons she learned at the UA to a far-reaching career that has spanned multiple industries, from energy services to global consulting and education.
UA undergraduate student Gordon Downs is helping develop new ways to analyze data from the NASA Curiosity mars rover as a collaborator on the Mars Science Laboratory science team.
July 17, 2018
Scientists from around the world are working on the NASA Curiosity rover mission. What makes the UA's Mars Science Laboratory team unique is undergraduate student Gordon Downs.
July 16, 2018
The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center has received a large grant to continue studying the effects of the environment on people living in desert climates worldwide.
July 12, 2018
The American Literary Translators Association, the only organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to literary translation, will have a new home in the UA College of Humanities.
Photo: Paul O'Mara
July 10, 2018
The University of Arizona was one of only 10 public universities in the U.S. to qualify for the Fiske Guide to College's "Best Buy" list, which evaluates the nation's top values in higher education.