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A team led by Dr. Philipp Gutruf are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. The goal is to better understand how the brain works, allowing scientists to develop and test potential cures for illnesses such as neurodegenerative diseases.
 
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Despite slowdowns in research suffered by universities around the world due to the pandemic, the University of Arizona has experienced solid growth in the commercialization of university inventions. In the last fiscal year alone UArizona received 274 invention disclosures and launched 17 startups.
 
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Wearable technology has become increasingly popular but that data can’t be used by medical professionals. Dr. Janet Roveda leads a multi-institution center to develop clinically valid ways of gathering patient data from wearable tech that physicians can use to provide remote care.
 
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An portable, underwater tent co-invented by a UArizona professor will be featured during the Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week. The Ocean Space Habitat allows its occupants to essentially camp out underwater.
 
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Biomedical engineering student Sebastian (Sebo) Diaz is among 55 students from 42 colleges and universities who have been selected as 2021 Udall Scholars, on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Tribal public policy, or Native health care; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement.
 
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A portable, underwater tent co-invented Dr. Win Burleson, will be featured during the Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week. The Ocean Space Habitat allows its occupants to essentially camp out underwater.
 
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C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona. The multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Janet Roveda, is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.
 
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The Center to Stream Healthcare in Place is a multi-institution team led by Dr. Janet Roveda that is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes. The project recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona.
 
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C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona. The multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Janet Roveda, is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.
 
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Tech Launch Arizona is funding the development of five winning software projects aiming to make real societal impact.
 
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UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson admitted its first class to the new 7-year medical degree early-admission Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) Program. Acceptance guarantees entry to the UArizona Honors College, and after three years, admission to UArizona COM-T.
 
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5G towers are popping up just about everywhere, and many homeowners tell the News 4 Tucson Investigators that they are furious. Dr. Witte said he has reviewed thousands of studies on microwave radiation-like forms released from 5G towers and says there’s plenty of evidence the towers could be unsafe and cause various health conditions, even cancer.
 
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Dr. Suchol Savagatrup led a team to develop a water test that uses oil droplets, rather than a solid sensor, to immediately detect contaminants. The team’s work could lead not only to another method for detecting water contaminants, but also to better ways of removing pollutants from the environment.
 
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Tech Launch Arizona is funding the development of five winning software projects aiming to make real societal impact, including a phone app that can “scan your plants, analyze their health, and explain exactly what they need to stay healthy,” a platform for creating healthcare apps native to Android and iOS using a visual point-and-click and drag-and-drop interface, and developing a system to analyze OCT imaging data and identify people who are at a high risk for progression to developing sight-threatening AMD.
 
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A new study led by UArizona electrical and computer engineering professor and BIO5 member Dr. Raymond Kostuk, found that holograms could hold the secret to solving a common problem with solar cell designs.
 
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Three CHEE researchers including Adam Printz, Erin Ratcliff, and Suchol Savagatrup received major grants to continue their studies.
 
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Early-stage Arizona-based biotechnology company uPetsia (rhymes with “You betcha”) is focused on making dog breath smell better for longer.
 
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In some cases, smartphone-based diagnostics can match expensive and bulky lab equipment for speed and accuracy, while remaining portable enough for field settings.