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Turning the tide against malaria

After decades of research, testing and development, the world may finally have a vaccine to turn the tide against malaria. The new malaria vaccine, also known as RTS,S or by its brand name Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated December 8, 2021

UA researchers working on communicating with plants

University of Arizona researchers have received a $25 million grant to develop a better way to communicate with plants and understand their signals. The UA researchers have been looking at this in terms of helping make plants more resistant to droughts. Read more

Turning the tide against malaria

After decades of research, testing and development, the world may finally have a vaccine to turn the tide against malaria. The new malaria vaccine, also known as RTS,S or by its brand name Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline. Read more

A penny for your thoughts

A recent study found a correlation between brooding and negative thoughts. The study had the goal of seeing how/what thoughts arise and unfold over time when people have nothing to focus on. It also had a major emphasis on the effect of brooding on one’s mind. Read more

New plastic could remove tons of sulfur from oil plants

University of Arizona researchers have been working on developing a plastic that can help remove tons of sulfur buildup in oil companies around the globe. Jeffrey Pyun and Kyung-Seok Kang have been able to develop a plastic that is both elastic and flame retardant from sulfur. Read more

Behind the Beaker: DW Science Podcast

Behind the Beaker is a science podcast created by Alex Pere, about the unbelievable science and even more unbelievable scientists behind it at the University of Arizona. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast or anywhere you stream podcasts! Weekly episodes feature scientists from across the board. Read more

Q&A with Dr. Nathan Price: COVID-19 vaccinations and disease in children and adolescents

To address some common questions raised by parents and community members concerning vaccinations for children, the Daily Wildcat interviewed Dr. Nathan Price, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. Price addressed the similarities and differences of COVID-19 infection in children and adults, the rise of the Delta Variant and the importance of vaccination.  Read more

Interstellar research group holds their 7th annual symposium

The seventh annual national Interstellar Symposium featured numerous presentations on a range of out of this world topics, from black hole bomb beams to the effects that space has on physiological processes in the body to the process of creating dynamic propulsion methods for rockets. Read more

Researchers seek participants for jet lag study with $500 compensation

University of Arizona researchers are seeking participants in a new study that looks for ways to combat the effects of jet lag, with a focus on circadian synchronization. The study is funded by the Department of Defense to support the special operations forces, who may suffer from poor circadian synchronization due to rapid overseas deployment, night operations and shift work. Read more