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New study finds less than 10% of Americans have antibodies against novel coronavirus

Now nearly seven months into the global pandemic, the world has seen a wide gamut of strategies to battling the coronavirus. In Sweden, the futile attempt to induce herd immunity led to a sharp increase in the number of deaths nationwide. In the U.S., despite nearly 7.5 documented infections and over 200,000 reported deaths, a new study published in The Lancet on Sept. 25 found that under 10% of Americans have antibodies against the coronavirus. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

Homecoming activities for the the science crowd

  While tailgates, parties, parades and bonfires might be the events most famously associated with Homecoming at the University of Arizona, there is a myriad of events for people looking for a quieter, more scholarly experience. Read more

Q&A: Professor and astronomer receives $875,000 to study supermassive black holes

  University of Arizona Assistant Professor of astronomy Peter Behroozi received a $875,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation provides funding to scientists who are still within the early stages of their careers as researchers. Behroozi, who also works as an assistant astronomer at the UA's Steward Observatory, will use the money to study supermassive black holes. Read more

Drought research takes over Biosphere 2

An international team of researchers has descended on University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, sealing off the complex’s rain forest, to conduct a one-of-a-kind study examining the impact of droughts on carbon flow in the ecosystem.   Read more

UA researchers named 'Oscars of Science'

Roll out the red carpet and bring your telescopes; 36 University of Arizona researchers, graduate and undergraduate students were a part of a project that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Science.” Read more

New planetary science professor orbits towards UA

 Amy Mainzer, Ph. D., is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She is one of the world’s leading asteroid hunters at NASA. She’s the host of popular children’s show about astronomy. And in September, she will join the University of Arizona’s Department of Lunar and Planetary Sciences as a professor of planetary sciences professor.  Read more