Recent News

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (Photo: Frank Hadley Collins/CDC)
Jan. 8, 2019
A newly discovered protein that is crucial for egg production in mosquitoes opens a possibility for "mosquito birth control," an approach that might offer a way to reduce mosquito populations in areas of human disease transmission.
UA Tech Park at Rita Road
Jan. 7, 2019
Carol Stewart, former CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, has joined the UA to oversee Tech Parks Arizona, which includes the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, the Arizona Center for Innovation, and the future UA Tech Park at The Bridges.
Mohammed Hassan
Jan. 4, 2019
Physicist Mohammed Hassan wants the UA to be the first place where humans take a photo of an electron in motion. Thanks to $1.75 million in grants, it just might happen.
Traditional MRI machines require patients to stay still for extended periods of time, which can be difficult for some people, such as individuals with Parkinson's disease, stroke patients and children. UA researchers are hoping to decrease scan times to 15 minutes or less while also producing better results.
Jan. 2, 2019
A team of UA researchers led by biomedical engineer Nan-kuei Chen is using a $2.1 million grant to improve MRI technologies for challenging patient populations.
(Image: Heather Roper/University of Arizona)
Dec. 31, 2018
On December 31, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered into orbit around the asteroid Bennu, and made Bennu the smallest object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft.
Dec. 21, 2018
From family-friendly science exhibits and planetarium shows, to archeology, history, fine art and photography, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the UA.
Dec. 21, 2018
More efficient classification and predictive models could lead to better treatment for traumatic brain injuries.
"Moving an arm can involve more than 50 different muscles," UA professor Andrew Fuglevand said. "Replicating how the brain naturally coordinates the activities of these muscles is extremely challenging."
Dec. 20, 2018
Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.
Comet P46/Wirtanen (left) is seen here crossing a dark, moonless night sky on Dec. 17, with the Pleiades looming in the background. (Photo: Vincent Cheng, Guangdong, China)
Dec. 20, 2018
A UA-led team took the best known opportunity to image a comet with radar for the next 30 years, resulting in some unique and surprising information about Comet 46P/Wirtanen.