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Faculty News - December 2018

A colorful MRI and CT image of a mouse's brain.

Controlling Neurons With Light, but Without Wires or Batteries

Research by UA professor reveals a more sophisticated method for delivering light to control neurons in the brain -- which could ultimately mean turning off pain receptors or reducing the effects of severe neurological disorders.
University of Arizona senior Keara Burke

UA Undergrad Works to ID OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Site

Systems engineering and mathematics double major Keara Burke is helping NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find the perfect place to collect samples at its far-flung destination, the asteroid Bennu.
Dominic Gervasio smiles while he sifts through a stack of composite membranes, paper-thin black material with transparent yellow borders, about 1.5 feet by six inches.

University of Arizona Professor Advances New Fuel-Cell Technology

Dominic Gervasio is working with Tech Launch Arizona to commercialize a smaller, lighter fuel cell that can operate at high temperatures without using water.

More Than Meets the Eye

Augmented reality helps surgeons make decisions in real time.

UA Engineers Bring 5G Whiz to Cell Networks

University of Arizona-led research into 5G networks allows for remote surgery, autonomous vehicles and ever-faster processing speeds.