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What if you could experience full health until the very end of your life? UA researchers, led by Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, think long-lasting immunity might be possible — if the thymus and the T-cells it produces to fight infection can be returned to greater efficiency. With UANews video.
The endowment from Edward P. Bass will enable Biosphere 2 to address some of the century’s most critical questions in food, water and energy security as the world's population nears 8 billion. "The University of Arizona is ideally suited to make the most of Biosphere 2's resources," Bass says.
The interdisciplinary project, called cyberSW and led by the UA's Barbara Mills and Sudha Ram, was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project was one of four proposals chosen by an NSF program that supports new types of data-intensive research.
UA researchers say that by binding to a protein, a tiny molecule could open the door to ALS treatment. They're using supercomputers in the search for one. With UANews video.
For older adults who can't attend a grief support group, a virtual version may be effective, helping with loneliness, stress, sleep problems and depressive symptoms.
UA researchers have discovered an approach that could save crops from contamination with aflatoxin, a threat to health and food security in developing parts of the world. "Aflatoxin is one of the most potent toxins on the planet," study leader Monica Schmidt says. With UANews video.
There is promising news for those suffering from chronic pain. UA researchers discovered that when rats with neuropathic pain were bathed in green LED, the rats showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus. A clinical trial with fibromyalgia sufferers is underway. With UANews video.
At the 2015 El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event, faculty and students from the UA helped develop a first-of-its-kind wearable sweat sensor. With UANews video.
We are not blank slates with regard to our susceptibility to emerging strains of influenza virus, researchers from the UA and UCLA have discovered. Birth year can help predict whether we may fall seriously ill or die from a flu pandemic. The findings could assist the development of a universal vaccine.
A new molecular technique, developed by UA and University of Cambridge researchers to extract the virus' RNA, provides a look back in time to the beginnings of the epidemic.