Parent-Training Approach Shows Promise in Decreasing ADHD Behaviors in Children
A study led by UArizona Health Sciences researcher Velia Leybas Nu ño found ADHD behaviors in children were significantly reduced when parents used the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting. Shipherd Reed Today Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public HealthGettyImages-646916284-web.jpgHealthCollege of Public HealthCompassion Media contact(s)Shipherd Reed Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Healthshipherd@arizona.edu520-626-9669The Nurtured Heart Approach, a family-centered approach for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, showed positive results in reducing behaviors suc...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Harmful Alcohol Use Rising During Pandemic, Researchers Say
A six-month-long study led by researchers in the UArizona Department of Psychiatry found hazardous alcohol use increased monthly for those under stay-at-home orders. Jamie Manser Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesalochol-web.jpgHealthCollege of Medicine - Tucson Media contact(s)Jamie Manser Department of Psychiatryjlmanser@email.arizona.edu520-270-3213The ongoing pandemic has given rise to a significant and alarming trend of increased alcohol use and abuse – especially among younger adults, males and those who have lost their jobs – according to a new study by University of Arizona Health S...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona se convertir á en sitio estatal de vacunación de alta capacidad
Digital media& downloads UArizona se convertir á en sitio estatal de vacunación de alta capacidadComo sitio estatal, eventualmente podr á operar 24/7 y servir hasta a 6,000 personas por día. University Communications Tuesdayimage1 copy.jpeg Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthAdaptationCompassionCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineDetermination Media contact(s)University Communicationsmedia_requests@list.arizona.edu520-626-9422El Gobernador de Arizona Doug Ducey y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona anunciaron hoy que la Universidad de Arizona se convertir á en ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

More Answers to Your COVID-19 Vaccination Questions
Digital media& downloads More Answers to Your COVID-19 Vaccination Questions Vaccination efforts are racing against community spread of COVID-19. As more people become eligible for vaccination, a UArizona immunobiologist answers common questions about what to expect after the shot. Mikayla Mace Kelley Tuesday University Communications210119 Vaccine 1B Drive-Thru0006.JPG Volunteers assist drivers at COVID 19 Vaccine Point of Distribution at the University of Arizona ’s Campus Mall. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaHealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccine Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Kelley University Communicati...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

More Answers to Your Questions About COVID-19 Vaccinations
Digital media& downloads More Answers to Your Questions About COVID-19 Vaccinations Vaccination efforts are racing against community spread of COVID-19. As more people become eligible for vaccination, a UArizona immunobiologist answers common questions about what to expect after the shot. Mikayla Mace Kelley Today University Communications210119 Vaccine 1B Drive-Thru0006.JPG Volunteers assist drivers at COVID 19 Vaccine Point of Distribution at the University of Arizona ’s Campus Mall. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaHealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccine Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Kelley University Commun...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

UArizona to Become High-Capacity State Vaccination Site
Digital media& downloads UArizona to Become High-Capacity State Vaccination Site As a state site, it will eventually be able to operate 24/7 and serve up to 6,000 people per day. University Communications Todayimage1 copy.jpeg Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthAdaptationCompassionCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineDetermination Media contact(s)University Communicationsmedia_requests@list.arizona.edu520-626-9422Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today that the University of Arizona will become a high-capacity state vaccination site serving southern Arizona.&quo...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

UArizona Researchers Develop Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test
Emily Dieckman The new test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes. Today College of EngineeringCSR_9539-web.jpg Biomedical engineering professor Jeong-Yeol Yoon and his team show President Robert C. Robbins and Provost Liesl Folks around the Biosensors Lab. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaHealthScience and TechnologyBIO5College of EngineeringCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of Public HealthCollege of ScienceExploration Media contact(s)Emily Dieckman College of Engineeringedieckman@email.arizona.edu520-621-1992760-981-8808 Researcher contact(s)Jeong-Yeol Yoon Department...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Keeps Most Classes Online, Helps County With More Vaccinations
Digital media& downloads UArizona Keeps Most Classes Online, Helps County With More Vaccinations Vaccinations are offered at two locations on main campus: a drive-through site on the University of Arizona Mall and a walk-through clinic in the Ina E. Gittings Building. Alexis Blue Today University Communications210120 Vaccine 1B Drive-Thru0015.jpg The University of Arizona is serving as a point of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine in Pima County. A drive-through clinic has opened on the University of Arizona Mall. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineVaccine photos and...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at UArizona
University Communications As Pima County shifts to Phase 1B of its vaccination plan, the University of Arizona will serve as a point of distribution for child care providers and K-12 and university faculty and staff. Todaydrivethru.jpg A drive-thru vaccination clinic opened on the University of Arizona Mall on Jan. 19. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccine Media contact(s)Pam Scott Associate Vice President, University Communicationspscott@arizona.edu520-621-1951509-570-4610Holly Jensen Vice President, University Communicationshollyjensen@arizona.edu520-626-9422For the latest...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Researchers Develop New Tools to Predict Premature Birth, Neonatal Morbidity
Beth Smith Dr. Avinash Patil, a clinical assistant professor in the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, led a research team that used progesterone metabolite levels combined with patient demographic and clinical data to predict significant neonatal morbidity, neonatal length of stay and risk for very preterm delivery. Today College of Medicine – Phoenixadult-1850223_1280-web.jpg A new study led by the College of Medicine – Phoenix allowed researchers to predict, with a high degree of certainty, women who were more likely to have a very preterm birth. Very preterm births – babies born befor...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona to Serve as COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Site
Digital media& downloads UArizona to Serve as COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution SiteThe university will help administer shots as Pima County moves into Phase 1B of its vaccination plan. Alexis Blue Today University CommunicationsFreezerFarm.jpg The University of Arizona in December established a"freezer farm" capable of storing more than 1 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Soon, the university will serve as a point of distribution for vaccinating people in Phase 1B of Pima County's vaccine plan. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Holly Jen...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

How a Smartphone App and Contact Tracing Helped Keep UArizona Open and Curb COVID-19 Spread
Statistics show relatively high usage rates for UArizona's exposure notification app, which helped curb the spread of the virus on campus. Public health experts say the digital strategy worked well because it was used in conjunction with traditional contact tracing, in addition to testing and isolation efforts. Mikayla Mace Today University Communicationsreturn to campus.jpg Students returning to campus in August. Chris RichardsHealthCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Science Writer, University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878 Researcher contact(s)Kacey Ernst Department of Epidemiology and Bi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine University of Arizona immunobiologist Deepta Bhattacharya says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and he will take it when it becomes available. Mikayla Mace Tuesday University Communications201208_TMC Mock Vaccine.jpg Cars line up during a COVID-19 vaccination distribution run-through at Tucson Medical Center. Pima CountyHealthCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Science Writer, University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878 Researcher contact(s)Deepta Bhattacharya Department of Immunobiologydeeptab@email.arizona.edu520-626-8088Americans began ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine, According to an Immunobiologist
What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine, According to an Immunobiologist University of Arizona immunobiologist Deepta Bhattacharya says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and he will take it when it becomes available. Mikayla Mace Today University Communications201208_TMC Mock Vaccine.jpg Cars line up during a COVID-19 vaccination distribution run-through at Tucson Medical Center. Pima CountyHealthCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Science Writer, University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878 Researcher contact(s)Deepta Bhattacharya Department of Immunobiologydeeptab@email.arizona....
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Customer Behavior is Driving Pandemic Distress for Grocery Store Workers, Report Finds
Lori Harwood Twenty percent of Arizona grocery store workers surveyed said they have experienced severe levels of mental distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today College of Social and Behavioral Sciencesgrocery-store.jpgHealthSocial Sciences and EducationCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Lori Harwood College of Social and Behavioral Sciencesharwoodl@arizona.edu520-626-3846 Researcher contact(s)Brian Mayer School of Sociologybrianmayer@arizona.eduMona Arora Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Healthmanand@arizona.eduSabrina Helm Norton School of Family and Consumer Scienceshelm@email.arizona.edu520-621-7130For th...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

' Freezer Farm' Ready to Store More Than 1.6M Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine at UArizona
Digital media& downloads'Freezer Farm' Ready to Store More Than 1.6M Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine at UArizonaWith the first shipments of vaccine expected in mid-December, UArizona's ultracold storage facility could play an important role in the state's plan for vaccine distribution. Daniel Stolte Friday University Communications201211_Freezer_Farm_CSR_1085-1.jpg The University of Arizona freezer farm has seven freezers that operate at minus 80 degrees Celsius and one that operates at minus 20 C. Additional freezers are coming. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Ho...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

COVID-19, Asteroid Dust and Crane Flies: UArizona's Top Stories of 2020
COVID-19, Asteroid Dust and Crane Flies: UArizona's Top Stories of 2020 Nick PrevenasPreventing a COVID-19 outbreak through wastewater-based epidemiology, tagging an asteroid and solving a longstanding Maya mystery were all in a year's work at the University of Arizona. Today University Communicationsrcr-year-end.jpg The University of Arizona generated major international media attention with its plan to resume in-person learning in 2020. (Photo: Chris Richards/University of Arizona)Business and LawCampus NewsHealthScience and TechnologySocial Sciences and EducationCOVID-19OSIRIS-REx Media contact(s)Nick Prevena...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nprevenas Source Type: research

Uncovering the Mind-Body Connection of Touch
Inspired by her work at an orphanage in Romania, Dr. Katalin Gothard aims to understand how the brain interprets the social, emotional and physical aspects of touch. Brittany Uhlorn Today BIO5 Instituteadult-1850223_1920.jpgHealthBIO5COVID-19 Media contact(s)Brittany Uhlorn BIO5 Institutebforte2012@bio5.org214-783-7397 Researcher contact(s)Katalin Gothard Department of Physiologykgothard@email.arizona.eduHumans are born with the language of touch, and physical connection is essential to our development, growth and survival throughout life.An infant requires the protective embrace of a parent or caretaker to fully ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Genetically Engineered T Cells Could Lead to Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases
Digital media& downloads Genetically Engineered T Cells Could Lead to Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases UArizona immunobiologists have created a five-module chimeric antigen receptor T cell that is showing early potential to fight Type 1 diabetes. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesNHG-111220-KUHNS-LAB_DSC9160-web.jpg Michael Kuhns, associate professor in the Department of Immunobiology, and Shio Kobayashi, a post-doctoral research fellow, study the basic science of T cell activation in the immune system, and they are using that knowledge to find potential therapies for autoimmune diseases. ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Statewide Study Builds Knowledge About Health Risks Before, After COVID-19 Infection
This study will help us answer so many of the most important health questions around COVID-19. Who is most susceptible to severe infection? What are the long-term health consequences? What health factors put people at greater risk after they've been sick? This is information the whole world wants to know, " Pogreba-Brown said. " With the knowledge from this research, we'll know where we need to focus attention and resources for better health outcomes during and after the pandemic. We'll help save lives. "Arizona CoVHORT will answer multiple health questions by following a group of individuals over time in wh...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial to Expand Following Promising Early Results
Blair Willis A study led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher Dr. Julie Bauman will be expanded to further investigate the safety and effectiveness of a personalized cancer vaccine, which has a reported 50% response rate for patients with head and neck cancer in preliminary data. Today University of Arizona Cancer CenterJulie-Bauman_klh9390-web.jpg Dr. Julie E. Baumanis deputy director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. A study she is leading on the safety and eff...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Pharma Company Licenses UArizona Method for Treating Parkinson's Disease with Ketamine
Pharma Company Licenses UArizona Method for Treating Parkinson's Disease with Ketamine Today In pre-clinical studies,  researchers found that low-dose ketamine infusions can improve pain, depression and levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.201408834_Sherman-Scott-1140.jpg Dr. Scott Sherman College of Medicine - TucsonHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of Medicine - TucsonCommercializationTech Launch Arizona Media contact(s)Paul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizonapault@tla.arizona.edu520-626-8770Researchers at the University of Arizona  College of Medicine – Tucson have dev...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Physician-Scientist Leads Program to Tackle COVID-19 Health Disparities in Arizona
Brittany Uhlorn Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is one of 11 principal investigators for the National Institutes of Health Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities. Monday BIO5 Institute201407064__DSC0561-web.JPG Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was recently named one of 11 lead investigators for the National Institutes of Health Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities.HealthBIO5College of Medicine - TucsonCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Brittany ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Scientists Expand PET Imaging Options Through Simpler Chemistry
Paul Tumarkin The University of Arizona has licensed new radio-labeling chemistry for PET contrast agents to startup TheraCea Pharma. Today Tech Launch ArizonaIman 2.png Iman Daryaei Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch ArizonaHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of ScienceCommercializationTech Launch Arizona Media contact(s)Paul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizonapault@tla.arizona.edu520-626-8770Researchers at the  University of Arizona have developed a rapid, simplified method for producing radio-labeling compounds used for positron emission tomography, also known as PET scans.UArizona alumnus...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab
Digital media& downloads Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been  encouraging, UArizona virology expert Michael Worobey says.  Daniel Stolte Today University Communications201009_Covid19_Swish_test_Babcock_dorm_0005-web.jpg Michael Worobey demonstrates the swish and gargle test. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of ScienceCOVID-19Research Media contact(s)Daniel Stolte S...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stolte Source Type: research

Tohono O'odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19
Digital media& downloads Tohono O'odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19 The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state. Today University Communications2020.10.19-Donation-Press-Conference-4710-web.jpg President Robert C. Robbins delivers remarks at an event announcing a $1 million gift from the Tohono O'odham Nation to fund COVID-19-related research. Also in attendance were Timothy Joaquin (left), the Nation's legislative chairman, and Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. Sun Czar Belous/Coll...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute
Digital media& downloads UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute The gift from  breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space. Today University of Arizona FoundationCSR_6702.jpg UArizona President Robert C. Robbins and Ginny Clements at an Aug. 31 event celebrating Clements' commitment of $8.5 million to establish the Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus New...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity
Digital media& downloads Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity UArizona Heath Sciences researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesPresident-Robbins_klh7008-2-web.jpg Staff process samples at blood draw at the UArizona Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center, which served as a temporary clinic for antibody testing of first responders and health care workers in late April. Kris Hanning/University of Arizona He...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: spigott Source Type: research

Researchers Identify New Target for Developing Flavivirus Vaccines
Digital media& downloads Researchers Identify New Target for Developing Flavivirus Vaccines Antibodies normally fight viruses, but in the case of flaviviruses, they can make infections worse. UArizona Health Sciences immunologists took a closer look at antibody production to figure out why, which could lead to new methods of developing vaccines for flaviviruses.   Stacy Pigott Today University CommunicationsDeepta_DSC8329-web.jpg Deepta Bhattacharya works in his laboratory at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. Findings from Bhattacharya's recent research of flaviviruses give him and his team a n...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread
Digital media& downloads Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread New research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief when it infects cells through a common protein receptor, neuropilin-1. The finding gives scientists a novel target for non-opioid pain therapeutics, while also offering an explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesKhanna_Raj_klh3067.jpg Doctoral student Lisa Boinon prepares buffers while Rajesh Khanna looks on. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)HealthCollege of Medicine - Tu...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

The Dirt on Laundry and How to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Sick
Rosemary Brandt Does our laundry carry germs that can make us sick? UArizona researchers review the current science on how to safely tackle the dirty job. Thursday College of Agriculture and Life SciencesiStock-1048940596.jpgHealthCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences Media contact(s)Rosemary Brandt College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesrjbrandt@email.arizona.edu520-358-9729Clothing, linens, towels, cleaning rags, reusable diapers – laundry has a way of piling up. The often-dreaded chore is one of the ways we help maintain a clean and healthy household, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic and cold and ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rjbrandt Source Type: research

Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women
A new study finds that menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells might contribute to the sharp increase in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women. The findings may also have implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses. Brittany Uhlorn Today BIO5 Institutethumbnail_Sylvester and Uhlorn_Brooks.jpg Doctoral students Megan Sylvester (left) and Joshua Uhlorn (right) used microscopy techniques to analyze differences in immune cell infiltration in the kidneys of pre- and postmenopausal mice. Emma Louis, Brooks LabHealthBIO5College of Medicine - TucsonResearcher contact: Heddwen L. Brooks BIO5 Ins...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity
A study found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesGreen light_klh2661-web.jpg The first clinical trial for green light therapy resulted in real benefits for people with migraine.HealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonResearcher contact: Mohab Ibrahim 520-626-7221mibrahim@anesth.arizona.edu  Media contact: Stacy Pigott 520-539-4152spigott@arizona.eduNew research from the  University of Arizona Health Sciences found that ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

COVID-19 Highlighted Long-Standing Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says
Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19's spread through American nursing homes. Kyle Mittan Sept. 10, 2020 University Communicationsnursing-home-covid-web.jpg Issues at nursing homes long before the COVID-19 pandemic allowed facilities to become hotspots for the disease, according to research by Tara Sklar, a UArizona health law and policy expert.Business and LawHealthCollege of LawCOVID-19Researcher contact: Tara Sklar James E. Rogers College of Lawtrsklar@email.arizona.eduMedia contact: K...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

COVID-19 Highlighted Longstanding Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says
Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19's spread through American nursing homes. Kyle Mittan Today University Communicationsnursing-home-covid-web.jpg Issues at nursing homes long before the COVID-19 pandemic allowed facilities to become hotspots for the disease, according to research by Tara Sklar, a UArizona health law and policy expert.Business and LawHealthCollege of LawResearcher contact: Tara Sklar James E. Rogers College of Lawtrsklar@email.arizona.eduMedia contact: Kyle Mittan Univer...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Wildcats RISE Provides Peer Support to UArizona Students in Distress
The new program offers group and individual support sessions for students, facilitated by students. The free sessions are conducted virtually via video conferencing. Today University CommunicationsUA_20_003_02 Social Media Posts_Twitter-05.jpg Wildcats RISE is a new peer-to-peer program that offers students what's known as psychological first aid in a confidential and safe environment.Campus NewsHealthCOVID-19Student LifeMedia contact: Amy Athey Health and Wellness Initiatives 410-804-5900athey@arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's  C...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths
Mikayla Mace A University of Arizona pharmacologist discusses how the conditions created by the pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose. Monday University Communicationssad-505857_1920.jpgHealthCOVID-19Researcher contact: Todd W. Vanderah Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center 520-626-7801vanderah@email.arizona.eduMedia contact: Mikayla Mace University Communications 520-621-1878mikaylamace@arizona.edu For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university'sCOVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visithttps://uanews.arizona.edu/...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy
Stacy Pigott A $2.8 million grant may help develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients to let them recover faster with fewer long-term complications. The protocol hinges on effectively delivering statins to the brain, where their neuroprotective properties can help save tissue damaged by stroke. Aug. 7, 2020 University of Arizona Health Sciencesnhg-PATRICK-RONALDSON_DSC6492-web.jpg Patrick Ronaldson (right), associate professor in the College of Medicine – Tucson's Department of Pharmacology, and doctoral students Erica Williams and Robert Betterton discuss their latest res...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, Experts Say
Three experts in the areas of constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America's founding documents provides the framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19. Kyle Mittan Today University Communicationsshutterstock_1689842419-web.jpgBusiness and LawHealthBIO5College of LawCollege of Medicine - TucsonResearcher contacts:Toni Massaro James E. Rogers College of Law 520-626-2687massaro@email.arizona.eduJustin Pidot James E. Rogers College of Law 520-621-5576jpidot@email.arizona.eduMarvin Slepian Department of Medicine 520-661-8241slepian@email.arizona.eduMedia conta...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for Exposure to Biothreats, Including COVID-19
Teresa Joseph Thanks to a U.S. Department of Defense contract for as much as $9.5 million, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and partners aim to develop a portable device to easily and accurately detects biological threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Today College of Medicine – Phoenix2017.07.28 ANBM Lab Shoot-1854-web-web.jpg Researchers in the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine in the College of Medicine – Phoenix work to create devices and diagnostics focused on personalized medicine. The center is leading an effort to develop a device for easy, qu...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's
Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's New findings by chemists Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders. Brittany Uhlorn Today BIO5 InstituteNMR_room_PC Wolfgang Peti-web.jpg The powerful biomolecular NMR spectrometers at the University of Arizona have allowed scientists to gain molecular details of the interaction between RCAN1 and calcineurin, two proteins that have long been implicated in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.HealthScience and TechnologyBIO5College of ScienceMedia contact...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q & A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas
Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q&A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas Andrea Kelly A College of Medicine – Phoenix pediatrician shares his observations about the impact of COVID-19 and encourages parents to use facts for health decisions. Tuesday University of Arizona Health Sciencessunglasses-1284419_1920.jpg Gary Kirkilas, a pediatrician at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, predicts that child drownings will increase this summer amid the pandemic. More children stuck at home means more exposure to swimming pools, particularly inflatable ones, he says.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixCOVID-19Media contact:...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Yogic Breathing Improves Students' Response to Stress
In this study, we observed that pattern for the cognitive group, but the yogic breathing group seemed to show protection against that type of stress. Their heart rate increased only slightly when they knew a stressful situation was coming. "The researchers suggest their findings may be of use to campus health providers and university administrators seeking to provide young adults with the coping skills necessary to succeed." College students are a valuable target for interventions aiming to enhance stress management and wellness, given they are learning habits with long-term implications for their health and well...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Got Pandemic Fatigue? COVID-19 is Taking a Toll on Mental Health, Psychologist Says
Alexis BlueIf you're feeling anxious, depressed or exhausted in the wake of COVID-19, you're not alone, says UArizona psychologist David Sbarra. Some experts warn the next pandemic challenge will be to " flatten the mental health curve. " Today University Communicationspandemic-fatigue.jpgHealthCollege of ScienceCOVID-19Researcher contact: David Sbarra Department of Psychology 520-990-1272sbarra@email.arizona.eduMedia contact: Alexis Blue University Communications 520-626-4386ablue@email.arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's  COVI...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

The Best (and Worst) Materials for Masks
Mikayla Mace People making homemade masks might want to reach for a vacuum cleaner filter. Monday University Communicationshomemade_masks.jpgHealthCollege of Public HealthCOVID-19Researcher contact:Amanda WilsonDepartment of Environmental Health Sciences480-272-2799apfeifer@email.arizona.edu Media contact:Mikayla MaceUniversity Communications520-621-1878mikaylamace@arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's  COVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visit  https://uanews.arizona.edu/news/covid19.It's intuitive and scientifical...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

The Best (and Worst) Materials for Masks
Masks can help combat the spread of COVID-19, but some styles protect better than others. A study of nontraditional mask materials finds that vacuum cleaner filters are especially effective. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age
Researchers used a smartphone app to " eavesdrop " on older adult conversations. They found that the older a person is, the less likely they are to share memories of past experiences. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

One Small Molecule, Potential Giant Step to Improve Cognitive Function
A $6.1 million study led by the UArizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science will test novel small molecules to improve the lives of Alzheimer's patients. Center for Innovation in Brain Science Tuesdaydependent-100343_1280-web.jpg The study could lead to the submission of an investigational new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's and related dementias.HealthScience and TechnologyCollege of Medicine - TucsonResearcher contact: Kathleen Rodgers Center for Innovation in Brain Science 562-234-6532krodgers@arizona.eduMedia contact: Gloria Bloomer Center for Innovation in Brain Science Office: 520-626-4164 | Mobil...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19
The Covid Watch smartphone app sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , University Communications Source Type: research

Braccia Family Donates $1.5M to Support UArizona COVID-19 Priorities
The largest portion of the gift, from two UArizona alumni, will support students in the College of Nursing. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , University of Arizona Foundation Source Type: research