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Fall 2020 Updates
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UA Latina Scientists create CampCIENCIAS (translated to Camp Science) to provide information, instruction, and hands-on learning to a group high school students that earned their way into the the program with their essays. This is for students who are in border cities on either side of the US-Mexico border.
A UA team, including microbiologist Raina Maier, is in the process of discovering microbial life beneath the surface of Chile's Atacama desert; the same desert that is so barren that NASA uses it as a model for Mars. This desert gets rain about once every decade, so it was a massive surprise when this team found the living bacteria below the exterior of this desert.
Chuck Gerba and Ian Pepper investigated emerging pathogens as they discovered how 30-40% of AIDS patients were found to be inflicted with microsporidial infections. For a long time, this was overlooked as having a relation to environmental causes, until these two researchers looked into the matter to find that drinking water may be the cause of this infection.