Research

March 31, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, staying home has become a question of morality. UArizona medical ethicist Laura Howard explains what our behavior during the pandemic says about the complexity of human nature.
A Mexican leaf frog, photographed near Alamos, Mexico. Both plant and animal species in the tropics, like this frog, were found to occur over a narrower range of temperatures than temperate species, which may make tropical species much more vulnerable to climate change. (Photo: John J. Wiens)
March 24, 2020
A new study, led by John J. Wiens, reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe.
The north wall and room block of Pueblo Bonito, the largest of the great houses in Chaco Canyon. Pueblo Bonito is considered widely as the center of the Chaco world. (Photo: Thomas Swetnam)
March 16, 2020
A symbol of life, ancient sundial or firewood? Tree-ring scientists studied a log unearthed almost a century ago and found it may have more mundane origins than previously thought.
Electrical and computer engineering professor Gregory Ditzler is a 2020 NSF CAREER Award recipient.
March 9, 2020
Gregory Ditzler, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is using a National Science Foundation grant to boost his research on machine learning.
March 9, 2020
When comparing white people and Native Americans with similar income and education levels, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent, research shows.
Illustration of power, lighting and roving concepts operating in a lunar crater. (Photo courtesy of NASA)
March 5, 2020
NASA has awarded funding to research teams working on ways to find water and grow food in space. UArizona researchers are focusing on harvesting water from the lunar surface and microgravity crop production.
When brains of the fruit fly are labeled with an antibody binding to a protein required for learning and memory, its mushroom bodies light up when viewed under a microscope. Here, the mushroom bodies are superimposed onto an image of the fly brain. (Image: Gabriella Wolff and Nicholas Strausfeld)
March 3, 2020
Crustaceans share a brain structure known to be crucial for learning and memory in insects, a University of Arizona-led research team discovered.
Feb. 26, 2020
Women who experience more stressful life events in the year before childbirth are more likely to use marijuana before and during pregnancy, a new study shows.
Feb. 25, 2020
Attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance can both have negative consequences for well-being due, at least in part, to financial reasons.

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