The award recipients represent a range of disciplines, including engineering, linguistics and anthropology.
"Ouch!" has never sounded so authoritative. Out of the mouth of Justin Schmidt, UA entomologist and author of the only scientific rating system of insect stings, it takes on a whole new meaning. In this excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," Schmidt tells us about the fascinating life of the tarantula wasp.
The native of Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West Africa, studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA and began breeding research with the orange-fleshed sweet potato in 1997.
"Allometric Scaling of Brain, Brain Components and Neurons With Body Size of Social Bees"
The Zika virus is taking one country at a time, and although the mosquito that carries the virus is present in Arizona, the mosquitoes here do not carry the virus.
The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducts programs with long traditions in assuring that the region—and indeed the world—has food and fiber of both quantity and quality. Perhaps lesser known are the College's research and development efforts in designing and evaluating bioregenerative systems that can support life in extreme environments on earth, the moon and Mars.
Tucson, Ariz. – It is estimated that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease) affect over 55 million people worldwide.
As of today, there are no approved disease-modifying therapies available, but to develop treatments for these diseases, Yumanity Therapeutics, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has licensed a prodrug and its analogues invented at the University of Arizona
The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.
Peter Warren spends much of his day answering serious questions about insects and horticulture for the Pima County Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona.
Questions such as:
"How do I keep kissing bugs out of my house?"
"How often should I water my new Meyer lemon tree?"
And, "What the heck is this bug and how do I kill it?"
So, we decided to ask him a few not-so-serious questions about his job and what makes him tick.
What do you like most about your job?
Invasive and noxious weeds in Arizona are more than just pesky plants – they are downright destructive.
"We've got all the really nasty weeds in Arizona," said Larry Howery, noxious weeds/range management specialist with the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension. "Everybody should be concerned. The economic and ecological impacts are tremendous."