Research

A new study in Geophysical Research Letters argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist underneath the Martian southern polar ice cap. (Image: NASA)
Feb. 14, 2019
A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiling deep below the surface of the Red Planet.
What lidar sees: the canopy structure of the rainforest, as seen from the ground. (Photo: Marielle Smith)
Feb. 13, 2019
A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways.
Feb. 11, 2019
UA psychology professor David Sbarra and his collaborators propose an explanation for why we are so drawn to our smartphones, even when they take us out of the moment in our close relationships.
Henk Granzier
Feb. 11, 2019
A research team at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for a type of heart failure that affects nearly half of all heart failure patients.
Feb. 6, 2019
Consumers are more likely to purchase products that have lower ratings but more reviews than products with higher ratings but few reviews, researchers found.
Austin K. Yamada
Feb. 5, 2019
The University of Arizona Applied Research Corp. will focus the UA's research strengths in several diverse areas on solving national security issues.
A large grant will help researchers at the University of Arizona search for the reasons why Alzheimer’s disease hits women harder than men.
Feb. 1, 2019
Roberta Diaz Brinton received a $5.9 million grant to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.
The study is based on data submitted by pet owners to the citizen science website Dognition.com.
Jan. 30, 2019
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by UA anthropology graduate student Daniel Horschler with the UA's Arizona Canine Cognition Center.
Melt ponds on the Greenland ice sheet (Photo: NASA/OIB/John Sonntag)
Jan. 28, 2019
The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming sensitive to the North Atlantic Oscillation and will become a major contributor to sea level rise as global warming progresses.

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