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AZ HEROES Research Study Awarded $15M to Continue, Expand Evaluation of COVID-19 Immunity, Vaccine Effectiveness

July 24, 2021

Despite COVID, UArizona Reports Strong Year for Innovation and Commercialization

July 24, 2021

From July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, the university achieved a record 124 license agreements, launched 17 new companies and grew the number of inventions disclosed and patents filed.

Reflect on the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Poem, and Share it With the World

July 15, 2021

During National Poetry Month, the poetry centers at UArizona and Kent State University are inviting anyone and everyone to write a few lines as part of the Global Vaccine Poem project.

UArizona Vaccination Site Tops 100,000 Doses Administered

July 15, 2021

The university announced the milestone on the same day that it moved into Stage 3 of its instructional plan, allowing classes of up to 100 students to meet in person.

President Encourages Students to Get Vaccinated at University Site

July 15, 2021

President Robert C. Robbins announced during his weekly COVID-19 status update that new appointments are available hourly at the university's COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution.

Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87's Black Hole

July 15, 2021

A new image taken with the globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope array reveals the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy and its shadow in polarized light. The EHT network of telescopes includes the UArizona ARO Submillimeter Telescope on Mt. Graham in Arizona.

UArizona Ends Spring Semester with Low COVID-19 Numbers, Ongoing Vaccinations

July 15, 2021

The university's COVID-19 vaccination POD has moved fully indoors and will continue to operate through June 25. Walk-ins are accepted at the Ina E. Gittings Building.

Fruit Flies and Cellular Demise – Zeroing in on the Causes of ALS

July 15, 2021

New UArizona research has identified a previously unknown pattern of protein creation in the motor neurons, which are the cells that malfunction in patients with ALS.

Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Activity Again Expected in 2021

July 15, 2021

For the sixth year in a row, UArizona experts predict an above-average hurricane season over the Atlantic Ocean. They expect 18 named storms, including eight hurricanes, between June 1 and Nov. 30.

Why a Return to 'Normal' Might Feel Anything But

July 15, 2021

Life is slowly returning to what it was pre-pandemic, but some people may be feeling anxious about the transition. University of Arizona behavioral scientist Chris Segrin explains why.

In Partnership with UArizona, New Nonprofit to Launch Satellite Program to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 15, 2021

A first-of-its-kind coalition, Carbon Mapper is launching a program to improve scientific understanding of global methane and carbon dioxide emissions.

Q&A: Improving the Way Vets Care for Animals and People

July 15, 2021

Ryane Englar, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, teaches her students that improving human interactions can also improve animal care.

Students Encouraged to Get First Vaccine Dose by Friday

July 15, 2021

Students who get their first dose this week will be on track to full vaccination by the time the spring semester ends, President Robert C. Robbins said in his weekly status update.

Astrophysicists Help Chart Dark Matter's Invisible 'Ocean'

July 15, 2021

A wake of stars, created by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way, is the highlight of a new map of the Milky Way's outer reaches.

Volcanoes on Mars Could be Active, Raising Possibility that Planet was Recently Habitable

July 15, 2021

The most recent volcanic activity on Mars, which occurred about 50,000 years ago, might have been triggered by a nearby asteroid impact that happened around the same time. 

UArizona Partners With French National Centre for Scientific Research to Establish France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges

July 15, 2021

The new institute, based at UArizona, will address critical research areas through large-scale international collaboration, innovation and exchange of resources.

UArizona to Move Vaccinations Indoors, Continue Mobile Clinics in Underserved Areas

July 15, 2021

Walk-ins are being accepted at university's vaccination POD, which will move indoors on May 3. The university also is doing vaccination outreach in rural Arizona communities.

Students Asked to Complete Vaccination Survey as Semester Winds Down

July 15, 2021

President Robert C. Robbins has been encouraging student to get vaccinated before they leave campus for the summer. May 5 is the last day of the spring semester.

Researchers Trace Dust Grain's Journey Through Newborn Solar System

July 15, 2021

Scientists have reconstructed the history of a dust grain that formed during the birth of the solar system. Their findings provide new insights into the formation of planetary systems.

NASA Extends UArizona-Led Asteroid Search Mission

July 15, 2021

For two more years, NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or NEOWISE, will continue its hunt for asteroids and comets – including objects that could pose a hazard to Earth.

Connection Vital for Older Adults During the Pandemic

July 15, 2021

University of Arizona Health Sciences experts say resilience helped many older adults overcome a "second pandemic" of social isolation.

Construction Begins on UArizona's New Applied Research Building

July 15, 2021

The three-story building will be dedicated specifically to research programs related to the "Grand Challenges" pillar of the university's strategic plan. 

Pediatrics Expert Answers Parents' Vaccine Questions

July 15, 2021

A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children.

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Severity, Length, Viral Load for Those Who Still Get Infected

July 15, 2021

People who contract COVID-19 even after vaccination are likely to have a lower viral load, experience a shorter infection time and have milder symptoms, new research finds.

Puppies are Wired to Communicate With People, Study Shows

July 15, 2021

Dogs' abilities to communicate with people may be present shortly after birth rather than learned, a new study suggests. Genetics may also help explain why some dogs perform better than others on tasks such as following pointing gestures.

Socioeconomic Fallout of COVID-19 Threatens Global Coffee Industry

July 15, 2021

COVID-19 has become a new threat to the coffee industry by acting as potential trigger for renewed epidemics of coffee leaf rust – the most severe coffee plant disease in the world.

Methane in the Plumes of Saturn's Moon Enceladus: Possible Signs of Life?

July 15, 2021

An unknown methane-producing process is likely at work in the hidden ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus, suggests a new study co-authored by UArizona scientist Régis Ferrière.

Organic Molecules Offer Clues About Dying Stars and Outskirts of the Milky Way

July 15, 2021

UArizona researchers have observed, in unprecedented detail, organic molecules in planetary nebulae. Their work sheds new light on how stars form and die.

A Promising New Pathway to Treating Type 2 Diabetes

July 15, 2021

UArizona researchers believe the liver may hold the key to new, preventative Type 2 diabetes treatments. Their findings are published in the journal Cell Reports.

UArizona and NASA Identify Methane Super-Emitters in the Nation's Largest Oil Field

July 15, 2021

Fixing just the worst leaks in the Permian Basin oil field could cut emissions of methane  — a potent greenhouse gas — by 55 tons an hour, new research finds.

Mapping Extreme Snowmelt and its Potential Dangers

July 15, 2021

Runoff from melting snow is an essential water resource for many communities and ecosystems, but when snow melts too rapidly in a short time, it can be destructive. To better understand the processes that drive such melting, researchers mapped extreme snowmelt events over 30 years.

Researchers Find Evidence of a Coronavirus Epidemic 20,000 Years Ago

July 15, 2021

An ancient coronavirus outbreak in East Asia could help researchers identify viruses that have caused epidemics in the past and may do so in the future.

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