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University of Arizona Vet Med Program Looks at Needs | Yuma News Now

An innovative curriculum, scheduled to launch in 2016, hopes to address rural veterinarian shortages and offer unique practical experience while holding down student costs.

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UA Leads Effort to Build Mexican Extension | Yuma News Now

As the state's only land-grant institution, the University of Arizona has led outreach efforts through its Cooperative Extension offices across Arizona. Now the UA is assisting efforts to build a similar network south of the border.

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New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | Yuma News Now

New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution | Yuma News Now | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Dinosaurs among us: Birds and crocodiles are Earth's living descendants of the dinosaurs that survived the meteorite-triggered mass extinction of 66 million years ago. An international consortium has sequenced the genomes of 48 bird and three crocodile species.



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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival | Yuma News Now

Ask any entomologist, and you might be told that bugs rule the world. Each year in September, they certainly rule the show during the Arizona Insect Festival. Now in its fourth year, the event has the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center crawling with an estimated 5,000 people, wanting to learn about insects, interact with them and marvel at their incredible diversity.

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Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty | Yuma News Now

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.

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UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | Yuma News Now

Today, that idea has been developed into a partnership that teaches students from tribal communities to build aquaponic systems to expand the growth of foods important to Native communities.

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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms | Yuma News Now

Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the game of evolution, it's a winner. Given that about half of all known species are parasites, biologists have long hypothesized that the strategy of leeching off other organisms is a major driver of biodiversity.

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Pests in your Plants? Call the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network | Yuma News Now

Expert plant scientists and community liaisons in the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network are ready to help diagnose pest-related issues in plants.

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UofA Faculty Present at Global Agriculture Forum in Abu Dhabi | Yuma News Now

The University of Arizona Innovation Zone at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture featured the Accordion photobioreactor, an innovative algae production system for nutraceuticals, animal feed, biofuels and other high-value products.

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Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize | Yuma News Now

Bruce Tabashnik, professor and head of entomology in the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity

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UA Team Wins $100,000 in Water Challenge | Yuma News Now

"Beyond the Mirage," an entry from the University of Arizona, was selected Wednesday as the winner of the New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge, receiving the competition’s $100,000 grand prize.

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Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton | Yuma News Now

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible.



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Saving Food From the Dumpster: The UA's Edible Campus | Yuma News Now

The University of Arizona enjoys a reputation for having a beautiful campus paired with a great setting and ideal weather.

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Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee | Yuma News Now

Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.

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Gift to Support the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program | Yuma News Now

Thanks to a Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. The new UA program will run year-round, enabling students to complete their degrees faster, incur less debt and enter the workforce more rapidly.



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Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond | Yuma News Now

Tucson residents have saved 3.6 million gallons of water while contributing to community enhancement projects through Conserve to Enhance, a program started at the University of Arizona.

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Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea | Medical Xpress

Using lab-cultured bacteria as "bait," a team of scientists led by Matthew Sullivan has sequenced complete and partial genomes of about 10 million viruses from an ocean water sample in a single experiment.



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4-H Programs Bring Enrichment and Learning to Thousands in Arizona | Yuma News Now

With programs in all 15 Arizona counties, on five American Indian reservations and on four military bases, Arizona’s 4-H offers more than 100 projects for youth involvement focused around science, agriculture, education and other areas.

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Tree and Landscape Expo Returns | Yuma News Now

Yuma, Arizona - Informative for Mom and Dad and fun for the children, the annual Tree and Landscape Expo and Tree Kids Program return in 2013, this time in a new location

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