University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (UA) was established in 1885 in Tuscon, Arizona. UA has the only medical school in Arizona. Aside from medical research, patient care and health sciences, UA is noted for its two herbariums. One herbarium has more than 400,000 plant species and the other has 40,000 types of fungi. The Flandrau Science Center has a planetarium, public telescope and conducts astronomy research. Other noteworthy departments include astrophysics, optical sciences, earth sciences, hydrology, hydrogeology and engineering. UA receives NASA grants and other funding sources. The Carnegie Foundation rates UA as a RU/VH university.

Address
P.O. Box 210158, Suite 413 Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Website
http://www.arizona.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Arizona

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Neuroscience

Casting light on the brain's inner workings

The mammalian brain is the most complex organ in the body, capable of processing thousands of stimuli simultaneously to analyze patterns, predict changes and generate highly measured action. How the brain does all this—within ...

Neuroscience

Pedal to the metal: Speeding up treatments for ALS

A therapeutic intervention for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, could be on the horizon thanks to unexpected findings by University of Arizona researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gun owners aren't happier, don't sleep better at night

Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don't actually sleep any better than non-gun owners, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Terrence Hill.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Want to change your personality? It may not be easy to do alone

Most people have an aspect of their personality they'd like to change, but without help it may be difficult to do so, according to a study led by a University of Arizona researcher and published in the Journal of Research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

The adage "Fake it until you make it"—the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits—often backfires when used with co-workers, according to a study led by a University of Arizona researcher.

Neuroscience

Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why your first battle with flu matters most

How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus' notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows novel protein plays role in bacterial vaginosis

Women with bacterial vaginosis exhibit elevated levels of the pro-inflammatory protein, IL-36y, according to a new collaborative study led by the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time

To learn new things, we must sometimes fail. But what's the right amount of failure? New research led by the University of Arizona proposes a mathematical answer to that question.

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