Tech Blog

Cryptosporidium. Photo credit: Alae-eddine GATI (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Monday, October 24, 2016

Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine and is a major cause of moderate-to-severe diarrhea in humans and livestock worldwide. Michael Riggs, DVM, PhD, DACVP, has developed monoclonal antibodies capable of detecting Cryptosporidium antigens.

An artist's rendition of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft over asteroid Bennu. Image courtesy of NASA.
Monday, September 26, 2016

For the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission that the University of Arizona is leading, researchers developed the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS). One of the cameras, PolyCam, has a novel roller screw designed to meet the accuracy, reliability, and power requirements that the mission demands.

Raymond K. Kostuk, Ph.D., exhibits the bench-top VHIS at work in his lab located in the University of Arizona’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona
Monday, August 22, 2016

Ovarian cancer accounts for about three percent of cancers among women, but results in the most deaths. Raymond K. Kostuk Ph.D. and Jennifer Barton Ph.D. have dedicated their recent research to an imaging method and device for detection and diagnosis of ovarian cancer. 

Douglas Loy, Ph.D., is a professor with appointments in both the College of Engineering and the College of Science at the University of Arizona. Loy’s research at UA has been focused on sol-gel science and materials, new materials and methods for advanced membranes, and environmentally responsive materials. (Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Most sunscreens are made with potentially harmful chemicals. Professor Douglas Loy, Ph.D., and graduate assistant Robb Bagge have developed new bio-based particles for sun-blocking purposes. The resulting sunscreens provide an inexpensive, non-toxic alternative that absorbs UV radiation.

Dr. Christopher Walker (right), professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, inventor of the terahertz transistor. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Christopher Walker, Ph.D., a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory, has developed a new transistor design that could be used for safer high-resolution medical imaging as well as security and radar imaging, spectroscopy and ultra-fast data links.

Torsten Falk, PhD (left), is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Arizona [4]. Scott Sherman MD, PhD (right), is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Arizona, director of the Movement Disorders Center, medical director of the Arizona Chapter of American Parkinson’s Disease Association, and director of the Parkinson’s Disease Program of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson. (Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona)
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Parkinson’s disease often requires long-term use of levodopa, a therapy that can induce dyskinesia. To both treat and prevent levodopa-induced dyskinesia, two UA researchers have repurposed ketamine to improve Parkinson’s patients’ health and wellbeing.