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Drosophila Melanogaster

Stephan Dong works as an undergraduate research assistant at the Zinsmaier Neurogenetics Lab where they use Drosophila Melanogaster as a model organism, aka fruits flies, to study the brain and neurodegenerative disease.

A Tale of Two Docs

When a University of Arizona junior and veteran of the War in Afghanistan interviews a surgeon for a science journalism class, he finds an unexpected connection.

Scientists, Student-Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions in Football

Arizona-based research seeks a definitive diagnosis for controversial brain injury

The Making of the College of Science Lecture Series

The UA College of Science lecture series is in its 11th year. We take a behind-the-scenes look at how this successful series comes together.

The Art and Science of Earth and Mars

Earth and Mars were formed at the same time, 3.5 to 4 billion years ago. Yet cosmic forces left one wet and lush and the other dry and barren.

From Lab to Market

Commercializing university discoveries is required of institutions receiving federal funding for research projects.

The Secrets Of Successful Aging

101-year-old Irving Olson is an active and accomplished photographer, a quick wit—and exactly the kind of older person researchers want to study to learn the secrets of aging well.


Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million people in the U.S. alone, yet it’s still poorly understood. Now a new study seeks to better understand the disease by testing healthy people—all with just the click of a mouse.

The Limits of Memory

Four experts--a forensic interviewer, a UA researcher, a forensic psychologist and an experienced prosecutor--weigh in on memory, how it works, how it can fail us, and what that means for our criminal justice system.

Lemmon Rock Lookout

As summer comes to a close, we look back at the peak fire season through the eyes of someone dedicated to protecting Arizona's forests: fire spotter Mac Tippins.

Hot and Getting Hotter

The 2014 National Climate Assessment states Arizona’s weather will be getting hotter and drier.

The Gene Detective's Journey

University of Arizona geneticist Michael Hammer takes his research in a new direction -- in search of the cause of his daughter's disorder.

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