Major Health Diagnostics Provider Quidel Makes $2M Investment in UArizona
Half of the gift will go toward scholarships for health sciences students, and the other half will support the BIO5 Institute's KEYS Internship program. Wednesday University Alumni and Development ProgramKEYS_homepage[2].jpg KEYS 2019 intern Noah Rios from Sunnyside High School working with Dr. Anita Koshy in her lab.HealthScience and TechnologyBIO5CompassionInclusionUniversity of Arizona Foundation Media contact(s)Sarah Beaudry University Alumni and Development Programsarah.beaudry@al.arizona.edu520-591-7446The University of Arizona announced today thatQuidel Corp., a  major provider of rapid diagnostic testin...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of National Collaborative
This study of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, which is aimed at understanding the reasons for persistence of symptoms and organ involvement, assumes tremendous importance for us to devise new treatments and cures to address the long-term consequences of this pandemic, " said Dr.Sairam Parthasarathy, one of the project's multiple principal investigators.In addition to Parthasarathy, who is a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and a BIO5 Institute member, principal investigators include Dr.Marilyn G...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Engaging Vaccine-Hesitant Loved Ones With Empathy
Experts say emotionally fraught conversations are best navigated by listening actively, understanding people's concerns and avoiding divisive side topics. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesvaccine-hesitancy-111921-nhg_3895-hero-web.jpg Members of the Alliance for Vaccine Literacy group started by Purnima Madhivanan (center, arms crossed) flex their muscles in supporting the UArizona Health Sciences community in effectively talking with vaccine hesitant friends and family. From left: Students Wesley Chiu, Himanashi Kapoor, Dametreea Carr McCuin, Madhivanan, Maiya Block and Riley Sena.HealthCollege of Public He...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Respiratory Tract Bacterial Extracts Could Prevent COVID-19
This study is unique because it is the first time researchers have targeted the receptor – the lock – with a bacterial extract and shown it protects against infection with live virus. We're essentially removing the lock from the cell wall so there's nothing for the virus'key to attach to, " said senior author Dr.  Donata Vercelli, professor of  cellular and molecular medicine at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and professor of genetics at the BIO5 Institute.  When SARS-CoV-2 enters the lungs, it binds to receptors including the angiotensin converting enzym...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Researchers to Study Why COVID-19 Strikes Asthma Sufferers Less Severely Than Others
A University of Arizona Health Sciences-led research team received $7.16 million in federal funding to study how to better control severe asthma and determine why sufferers are less likely to contract COVID-19, influenza and rhinovirus. Today University of Arizona Health Scienceswomen_blowing_nose-948301830-hero-web.jpgHealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonExpertsExplorationResearchAn investigation into why asthma sufferers are less likely to contract COVID-19 is one of several aims for research funded through a $7.16 million National Institutes of Health cooperative agreement with the  Asthma and Airway Disease Resea...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Study Shows Air Pollution Reduces Benefits of Exercise on the Brain
This study shows that air pollution is associated with worse brain health, including white matter lesions, which are linked with increased risk of stroke and neurodegenerative disease, " said  Melissa Furlong, an assistant professor in the  University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. " We observed that the benefits of physical activity on white matter lesions in the brain significantly diminished as air pollution increased, so that there was no benefit of physical activity on these white matter lesions for people in areas with the highest levels of air pollution. This new anal...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

New Center Will Address Native American Disability Challenges
Two grants totaling more than $1.3 million will help establish the foundation for the Native Center for Disabilities, which is aimed at bringing tribal communities together to improve disability services and employment access for Native youth and adults with disabilities. Today University of Arizona Health SciencesHealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonCompassionExplorationInclusionNative American Heritage Month Media contact(s)Jeffrey Javier College of Medicine – Tucsonjjavier@arizona.edu520-626-7864The University of Arizona  Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities has been awarded two grants totaling mo...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Compound Developed at UArizona Health Sciences Provides Innovative Pain Relief
Digital media& downloads Compound Developed at UArizona Health Sciences Provides Innovative Pain Relief Researchers targeted a common sodium ion channel to reverse pain and saw positive results that could lead to a nonaddictive solution to treat pain. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencespain-relief-web.jpgHealthBIO5College of Medicine - TucsonExpertsResearch Media contact(s)Stacy Pigott University of Arizona Health Sciencesspigott@arizona.edu520-539-4152Researchers at the  University of Arizona Health Sciences are closer to developing a safe and effective non-opioid pain reliever after a study showed ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Study Identifies Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Among Indigenous Women
Researchers examined data from nearly 170,000 women and found that Native and Indigenous women had a higher percentage of mastectomy and a lower percentage of lumpectomy compared with white women. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesgettyimages-944834546-hero-web.jpg A study by UArizona Health Sciences researchers found American Indian and Alaska Native women with early-stage breast cancer had a higher percentage of mastectomy and a lower percentage of lumpectomy than white women.HealthCancer CenterCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of Public HealthInclusionNative American Heritage Month Media contact(s)Olivi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Alumnus R. Ken Coit Commits $50M to Advance College of Pharmacy
Digital media& downloads UArizona Alumnus R. Ken Coit Commits $50M to Advance College of Pharmacy The transformative gift establishes endowed positions and scholarships and expands the college's History of Pharmacy Museum. The college will be renamed in recognition of R. Ken Coit's support. Today University Alumni and Development ProgramIMG_5920.jpg The College of Pharmacy became the Ken R. Coit College of Pharmacy on Nov. 5, 2021. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthAlumniCollege of PharmacyCompassionUniversity of Arizona Foundation Media contact(s)Sarah Beaudry University Alumni and Developme...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever
This study was supported in part by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, a division of the National Institutes of Health (R01AI132140), and Anivive Lifesciences, Inc.A version of this article originally appeared on the University of Arizona Health Sciences website:https://healthsciences.arizona.edu/newsroom/news-releases/2021/study-shows-vaccine-protects-dogs-against-valley-fever. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy Likely Not Fully Protected by COVID-19 Vaccine
University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers found lower immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in patients on active chemotherapy. A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine boosted immune response. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesvaccine-header-image.jpgHealthBIO5Cancer CenterCollege of Medicine - TucsonCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineExpertsExplorationResearch Media contact(s)Megan Guthrie UArizona Cancer Centermlg1@arizona.edu520-626-2280The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially stressful time for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, which attacks not only the cancer, but also the immune cells needed to def...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

What Our Wandering Thoughts Can Teach Us About Mental Health
University of Arizona researchers analyzed idle thoughts for 10 minutes. What they learned may be useful in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues such as depression. Mikayla Mace Kelley Today University Communicationspensive.jpg Some people find idle time with their thoughts productive and creative, while others have a tendency to ruminate.HealthScience and TechnologyCollege of ScienceCOVID-19ExpertsScience Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Kelley Science Writer, University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878 Researcher contact(s)Jessica Andrews-Hanna Department of Psychologyjandrewshanna@...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

UArizona Awarded $60 Million to Lead Precision Aging Network
Digital media& downloads UArizona Awarded $60 Million to Lead Precision Aging Network The network, established with funding from the National Institutes of Health, has the the ultimate goal of developing more effective brain-aging treatments and interventions targeted to the individual. Alexis Blue Tuesday University Communicationsaging-header-web.jpgHealthScience and TechnologyBIO5ExpertsExplorationResearchResearch, Innovation& Impact Media contact(s)Yvette Bolla Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Instituteybolla@email.arizona.edu520-471-5495Nick Prevenas Director, Media Relations, University Communicationsnprevenas...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Awarded $60M to Lead Precision Aging Network
Digital media& downloads UArizona Awarded $60M to Lead Precision Aging Network The network, established with funding from the National Institutes of Health, has the the ultimate goal of developing more effective brain-aging treatments and interventions targeted to the individual. Alexis Blue Today University Communicationsaging-header-web.jpgHealthScience and TechnologyBIO5ExpertsExplorationResearchResearch, Innovation& Impact Media contact(s)Yvette Bolla Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Instituteybolla@email.arizona.edu520-471-5495Nick Prevenas Director, Media Relations, University Communicationsnprevenas@arizona....
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

What Mutant Flies Can Teach Us About Autoimmune Disorders
New research suggests winged critters with a penchant for overripe fruit may hold a secret to understanding autoimmune disorders such as lupus. Rosemary Brandt Today College of Agriculture and Life SciencesiStock-174766622.jpgHealthCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesExpertsExplorationResearch Media contact(s)Rosemary Brandt College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesrjbrandt@email.arizona.edu520-358-9729From founding the field of genetics research to unraveling the mysteries of disease, tiny fruit flies have made a big impact on our understanding of human biology.While it may not look it, the insects share 60% of...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rjbrandt Source Type: research

Explorando el impacto de las relaciones sociales en la salud Hispana
Las personas hispanas se recuperan mejor despu és de padecer de una enfermedad en comparación con individuos blancos que no se consideran hispanos, a pesar de tener factores de riesgo más altos para resultados determinados como pobres. Investigadores piensan que la importancia de la familia y la fortaleza de las redes sociales en la cultura h ispana puede que conceda cierta resistencia.  Alexis Blue Today University Communications (Traducido por Alex Gonzalez, Comunicaciones Universitarias)Hispanic_Health.jpg As a group, Hispanics and Latinos have cultural values that emphasize social ties a...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

Exploring the Role of Social Relationships in Hispanic Health
Hispanic people have better disease outcomes than non-Hispanic whites, despite having greater risk factors for poor outcomes. Researchers theorize that the importance of family and strong social networks in Hispanic culture may confer some resilience. Alexis Blue Today University CommunicationsHispanic_Health.jpg As a group, Hispanics and Latinos have cultural values that emphasize social ties and the importance of family, especially including older generations in the social fabric, says researcher John Ruiz. This may confer some resilience in the face of health challenges.HealthAdaptationCompassionDiversityExpertsHi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

NIH Grant Advances Research on Women's Brains, Menopause and Alzheimer's Risk
NIH Grant Advances Research on Women's Brains, Menopause and Alzheimer's Risk Roberta Brinton, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, received a $15.1 million grant from the National Institutes on Aging to investigate perimenopausal brain aging. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesalzheimers.png By suppressing estrogen activity in cells, researchers explore how decreased estrogen affects the brain during menopause. Actin, the cell ’s"skeleton" is shown in white and the nuclei are shown in blue. The mitochondria, which powers the cells, are dyed orange.HealthAdaptationC...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Research Project to Monitor Health of SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers designed novel molecular diagnostics technology to monitor the health of four crew members during the all-civilian spaceflight. Sept. 2, 2021 College of Medicine – Phoenixzenhausern-group-web.jpg From left to right: Frederic Zenhausern with Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine researchers Jerome Lacombe, Ali Fattahi, Jian Gu; Kaitlyn Janssen, an Arizona State University undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering; Jasmine Devadhasan; and Alexander Summers.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixResearchResearch, Innovation& Impact Media...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Research Project to Monitor Health of SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew Members
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers designed novel molecular diagnostics technology to monitor the health of four crew members during first all-civilian mission to orbit. Today College of Medicine – Phoenixzenhausern-group-web.jpg From left to right: Frederic Zenhausern with Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine researchers Jerome Lacombe, Ali Fattahi, Jian Gu; Kaitlyn Janssen, an Arizona State University undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering; Jasmine Devadhasan; and Alexander Summers.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixResearchResearch, Innovation& Impact Media ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

UArizona Experts: In Wake of COVID-19, Employers Must Make Offices Healing Spaces
Altaf Engineer and Esther Sternberg, two UArizona researchers who study how work and living spaces affect physical and mental health, say the pandemic has forced employers to think about how office spaces can reduce employees'stress and enhance their well-being. Aug. 31, 2021 University Communicationsdesk-web.jpgHealthAdaptationCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape ArchitectureCollege of Medicine - TucsonCompassionCOVID-19ExpertsResearch Media contact(s)Kyle Mittan News Writer, University Communicationsmittank@arizona.edu520-626-4407 Researcher contact(s)Esther Sternberg Institute on Place, Wellbeing&...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson The nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice also helped create a Sexual Assault Response Team with experts from the university, hospital and community to guide the program and ensure it meets survivor needs. Today University Communic ationsBUM-Tucson.jpg Banner University Medical Center - TucsonHealthSocial Sciences and EducationCollege of Social and Behavioral SciencesCompassionDeterminationExperts Media contact(s)Alexis Blue Director of News Content and Communications, University Communicationsablue@ari...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Like Venom Coursing Through the Body: Researchers Identify Mechanism Driving COVID-19 Mortality
In this study, we were able to identify patterns of metabolites that were present in individuals who succumbed to the disease, " said lead study authorJustin Snider, an assistant research professor in the UArizonaDepartment of Nutrition. " The metabolites that surfaced revealed cell energy dysfunction and high levels of the sPLA2-IIA enzyme. The former was expected but not the latter. "Using the same machine learning methods, the researchers developed a decision tree to predict COVID-19 mortality. Most healthy individuals have circulating levels of the sPLA2-IIA enzyme hovering around half a nanogram per mil...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rjbrandt Source Type: research

Grieving Spouses Should Focus on the Body, Study Suggests
New research suggests that a simple relaxation technique is an effective coping strategy for grief after the loss of a loved one. Kyle Mittan Today University Communicationsgrief-web.jpgHealthSocial Sciences and EducationCollege of ScienceCompassionExplorationResearch Media contact(s)Kyle Mittan News Writer, University Communicationsmittank@arizona.edu520-626-4407 Researcher contact(s)Mary-Frances O'Connor Department of Psychologymfoconnor@email.arizona.eduLindsey Knowles University of Washingtonlmknow@uw.eduFinding simple ways to relax the body might be effective in treating grief after the death of a loved...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Novel Nanotechnology Found to Enhance Fight Against Colorectal Cancer and Melanoma
A first-of-its-kind nanotherapeutic delivery system demonstrated remarkable efficacy against both early-stage and difficult-to-treat late-stage metastatic tumors. Ali Bridges Today College of PharmacyiStock-1206633490.jpgHealthBIO5College of PharmacyExpertsExplorationResearch Media contact(s)Ali Bridges College of Pharmacyabridges@pharmacy.arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences researchers recently completed a study that has the potential to improve cancer treatment for colorectal cancer and melanoma by using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy in a way that makes it more effective against aggressi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Vaccines, Asteroids and Puppies: The Top UArizona Stories of 2021
From tracking the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, to learning how puppies communicate, University of Arizona expertise in a variety of fields made international headlines in 2021. Today University Communications2021.jpgBusiness and LawCampus NewsHealthScience and TechnologySocial Sciences and EducationAdaptationCompassionDeterminationExplorationInclusionIntegrity Media contact(s)Nick Prevenas Director, Media Relations, University Communicationsnprevenas@arizona.edu520-621-2194The University of Arizona made several significant research discoveries and celebrated some unprecedented successes in 2021.Whether it was tran...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nprevenas Source Type: research

Vaccines, Asteroids and Puppies: The Top Stories of 2021
From delivering nearly a quarter million COVID-19 vaccine doses to learning how puppies communicate, University of Arizona expertise in a variety of fields has made international headlines in 2021. Today University Communications2021.jpgBusiness and LawCampus NewsHealthScience and TechnologySocial Sciences and Education Media contact(s)Nick Prevenas Director, Media Relations, University Communicationsnprevenas@arizona.edu520-621-2194University of Arizona researchers are making waves in 2021 – and the year is only halfway over.Whether it's transforming the campus into a high-capacity COVID-19 vaccination site or c...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nprevenas Source Type: research

UArizona Researchers Develop Regenerative, Safe Therapeutic for Alzheimer's Disease
UArizona Researchers Develop Regenerative, Safe Therapeutic for Alzheimer's Disease Developed in the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science, the therapy has been licensed to startup NeuTherapeutics Inc. Paul Tumarkin Today Tech Launch Arizona423A0576.JPG Roberta Diaz Brinton Photo courtesy of Tech Launch Arizona and NeuTherapeuticsHealthScience and TechnologyCommercializationCompassionExplorationMedicineTech Launch Arizona Media contact(s)Paul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizonapault@tla.arizona.edu520-626-8770 Researcher contact(s)Roberta Diaz Brinton Director, UA Center for I...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Many With Mild COVID-19 Infections Experience Long-Term Symptoms
Data from a University of Arizona Health Sciences longitudinal study on COVID-19 shows that 67% of people with mild or moderate COVID-19 infection develop long COVID, with symptoms that last more than 30 days after a positive test. Shipherd Reed Today University of Arizona Health SciencesNHG-121720-COVHORT_DSC1059-web.jpg An examination of data from the CoVHORT study showed that people with mild or moderate cases of COVID-19 experienced long COVID at similar rates as those who had severe infections. Noelle Haro-Gomez/University of Arizona Health SciencesHealthCollege of Public HealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccine Media c...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Pandemic Job Search Anxiety is Common; How You Channel It May Make the Difference
COVID-19-related anxiety can undermine or re-energize job seekers, depending on how they process it, according to new research out of the Eller College of Management. Andy Ober Today University CommunicationsJob-Interview-Masks.jpg Gabriel said it stands to reason that anyone entering the job market for the first time during a global pandemic would be feeling added anxiety.Business and LawHealthEller College of ManagementExpertsResearch Media contact(s)Sofia Sanchez Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Eller College of Managementsofiasanchez@email.arizona.edu520-621-3851 Researcher contact(s)Allison Gabriel ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: andyober Source Type: research

AZ HEROES Research Study Awarded $15M to Continue, Expand Evaluation of COVID-19 Immunity, Vaccine Effectiveness
This study shows how they collaborate to deliver top level research in a time of crisis, research that builds on their complimentary expertise and experience, ” said Dr.Iman Hakim, dean of the Zuckerman College of Public Health. " This research shows our abilities at the national level. And what we learn from this study will advance the public health response to COVID worldwide and save lives. "AZ HEROES is still recruiting participants, including health care workers, first responders, and other frontline and essential workers, as well as student workers who have not already been vaccinated, and now youth b...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

UArizona Psychologists Receive $2.9M to Study Neural Mechanisms of Emotions in Couples
The study will help researchers better understand how difficulties in romantic relationships affect mental health and well-being. Today Department of Psychologyrelationship.jpg Relationship struggles can have a significant impact on well-being and even risk for depression. Researchers want to better understand how.HealthCollege of ScienceExpertsExploration Media contact(s)Alexis Blue Director of News Content and Communications, University Communicationsablue@arizona.edu520-626-4386 Researcher contact(s)David Sbarra Department of Psychologysbarra@email.arizona.edu520-626-6426Jessica Andrews-Hanna Department of Psych...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

With $3M Grant, UArizona-Led Center to Advance At-Home Health Care Technology
A multi-institution team led by the University of Arizona aims to develop clinically validated wearable technologies to remotely monitor patient health. Emily Dieckman Today College of Engineeringwearable-tech.jpg A multi-institution team led by the University of Arizona is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide"care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.HealthScience and TechnologyAdaptationCollege of EngineeringExpertsExplorationFourth Industrial Revolution Media contact(s)Emily Dieckman College of Engineeringedi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Severity, Length, Viral Load for Those Who Still Get Infected
Digital media& downloads COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Severity, Length, Viral Load for Those Who Still Get Infected Data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced. Today University of Arizona Health Sciences20211401-AzREADI-RioRico_klh6166-web.jpg First responders, health care personnel, and other essential and frontline workers in eight U.S. locations are participating in two ongoing studies, AZ HEROES and RECOVER, that are funded by the ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Study Finds Breast Cancer's Response to Tumor Stiffness May Predict Bone Metastasis
Study Finds Breast Cancer's Response to Tumor Stiffness May Predict Bone Metastasis UArizona Health Sciences researchers developed a novel mechanical conditioning score to quantify the changes that make breast cancer cells more aggressive, which could lead to earlier identification of patients who are at high risk for bone metastasis. Today University of Arizona Health SciencesMouneimne_2018_1-web.JPG Ghassan Mouneimne hopes the findings of a recently concluded study will lead to a way to predict which breast cancer patients are at high risk for bone metastasis.HealthBIO5College of Medicine - Tucson Media contact...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

A Promising New Pathway to Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers at the University of Arizona believe the liver may hold the key to new, preventative Type 2 diabetes treatments. Rosemary Brandt Today College of Agriculture and Life SciencesiStock-1269115008.jpg According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects 34.2 million Americans. An additional 88 million people over the age of 18 are prediabetic, or at risk of developing diabetes.HealthScience and TechnologyCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences Media contact(s)Rosemary Brandt College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesrjbrandt@email.arizona.edu520-358-9729This year marks the 100th anniversary of the...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rjbrandt Source Type: research

Pediatrics Expert Answers Parents' Vaccine Questions
Pediatrics Expert Answers Parents' Vaccine Questions A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesmoveup-aguila-nhg_6860-20213004-hero-web.jpg Many people brought their children with them as they visited a vaccine clinic in Aguila, Arizona, last month. Now, those children are eligible to receive the vaccine themselves. Noelle Haro-Gomez/University of Arizona Health SciencesHealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineDetermination Media...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Gift to Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Will Support Medical Training for Native Healers
The gift will fund training for practitioners of Indigenous healing traditions and those working in underserved communities. Today University of Arizona FoundationPaul Stamets and Andrew Weil.png Paul Stamets (left) with Andrew Weil.Campus NewsHealthCompassionInclusionUniversity of Arizona Foundation Media contact(s)Keith LaBaw Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicineklabaw@arizona.edu520-626-4781The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has announced a gift from Paul Stamets, an internationally known mycologist and advocate of the medical benefits of mushrooms.The gift – which b...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Connection Vital for Older Adults During the Pandemic
University of Arizona Health Sciences experts say resilience helped many older adults overcome the " second pandemic " of social isolation. Anna Christensen Today University of Arizona Health Sciencesmature_woman_birthday-1269452880-hero-web.jpg Family and friends used technology to connect with older adults during the pandemic.HealthCollege of NursingCollege of Public HealthCompassionCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Gerri Kelly University of Arizona Health Sciencesgkelly@arizona.edu312-437-7007While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all age groups,older adults have borne the brunt of the crisis in terms of hosp...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Why a Return to'Normal' Might Feel Anything But
Why a Return to'Normal' Might Feel Anything But Life is slowly returning to what it was pre-pandemic, but some people may be feeling anxious about the transition. Behavioral scientist Chris Segrin explains why. Alexis Blue Today University Communicationsmask-restaurant.jpg Not everyone will feel comfortable ditching their masks or gathering in large groups, even after vaccination, and it's important that we be understanding of one another, behavioral scientist Chris Segrin says.HealthSocial Sciences and EducationAdaptationCollege of Social and Behavioral SciencesCompassionCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Alexi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

UArizona Ends Spring Semester with Low COVID-19 Numbers, Ongoing Vaccinations
Digital media& downloads UArizona Ends Spring Semester with Low COVID-19 Numbers, Ongoing Vaccinations The university will end the school year with a series of scaled-down in-person graduation ceremonies. Vaccinations will continue to be offered on campus through June 25. Alexis Blue Today University Communications210430_POD_4F4A4424.jpg The University of Arizona vaccination POD is continuing to operate inside the Ina E. Gittings Building. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaCampus NewsHealthAdaptationCompassionCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccineDeterminationInclusion Media contact(s)University Communicationsmedia_request...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

Q & A: Improving the Way Vets Care for Animals and People
Q&A: Improving the Way Vets Care for Animals and People UArizona veterinary medicine associate professor Ryane Englar says that improving human interactions can also improve animal care. Mikayla Mace Kelley Today University Communicationswerzk-luuu-tDlo2ZPlQlU-unsplash.jpgHealthCollege of Veterinary Medicine Media contact(s)Mindy Burnett Veterinary Medicinemindyburnett@email.arizona.eduMikayla Mace Kelley Science Writer, University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878Veterinarians, pet owners and breeders often have preconceived notions about each other, but by investigating these biases, experts at...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Fruit Flies and Cellular Demise – Zeroing in on the Causes of ALS
Fruit Flies and Cellular Demise – Zeroing in on the Causes of ALS New UArizona research has identified a previously unknown pattern of protein creation in the motor neurons, which are the cells that malfunction in patients with ALS. By restoring the missing proteins at one end of the cell, movement returns. Next, the team hope s to determine if the surprising over-production at the other end of the cell also has consequences. Mikayla Mace Kelley Today University Communicationsconnection-647206_1920.jpg People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis lose the ability to move because the neurons that connect their muscl...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Medical and Pharmacy Students Celebrate Match Day
The annual event – held online due the COVID-19 pandemic – marks a rite of passage for students as they start their careers after graduation. Thursday University of Arizona Health Sciencesmatch-day-2400x1350-2021-v2-01-hero-web.png On March 19, Health Sciences students at the Colleges of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix participated in Match Day and learned the location of the residency training program where they will start their careers as physicians.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of Pharmacy Media contact(s)Stacy Pigott University of Arizona Health Sciencessp...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months Before First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan
A new study dates emergence of the virus that causes COVID-19 to as early as October 2019. Simulations also suggest that in most cases, zoonotic viruses die out naturally before causing a pandemic. University Communications and University of California San Diego Thursdaycoronavirus-4972480_1920.jpgHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of ScienceCOVID-19ExplorationGrand ChallengesStrategic Plan Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Kelley University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878Daniel Stolte Science Writer, University Communicationsstolte@arizona.edu520-626-4402 Researcher contact(s)Michael Worobey Departm...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Sleep Troubles May Complicate the Grieving Process
Those who have persistent sleep problems before the loss of a loved one may be at higher risk for developing what's known as complicated grief, a new study finds. Alexis Blue Today University Communicationssleep-grief.jpgHealthExplorationResearchSleep Media contact(s)Alexis Blue Director of News Content and Communications, University Communicationsablue@arizona.edu520-626-4386 Researcher contact(s)Mary-Frances O'Connor Department of Psychologymfoconnor@email.arizona.eduThose who have persistent trouble sleeping may have an especially difficult grieving process after the death of a loved one, a new study co-a...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

Q & A: UArizona Expert Talks Sleep Apnea,'Coronasomnia' and Snoozing in Space
Q&A: UArizona Expert Talks Sleep Apnea,'Coronasomnia' and Snoozing in Space UArizona sleep researchers are working to tackle insomnia, sleep apnea and pandemic-induced " coronasomnia. " Mikayla Mace Kelley Today University Communicationsman-5522892_1920.jpgHealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of ScienceCOVID-19 Media contact(s)Mikayla Mace Kelley University Communicationsmikaylamace@arizona.edu520-621-1878 Researcher contact(s)Sairam Parthasarathy College of Medicine – Tucsonspartha1@arizona.edu520-626-8309Sleep apnea and insomnia have been on the rise for decades, but the COVID-...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

M ás respuestas a sus preguntas sobre la vacunación de COVID-19
Digital media& downloads M ás respuestas a sus preguntas sobre la vacunación de COVID-19 Los esfuerzos de vacunación están compitiendo contra la propagación comunitaria del COVID-19. A medida que más personas se vuelven elegibles para la vacunación, un inmunobiólogo de UArizona responde preguntas comunes sobre qué esperar después de la inyección. Mikayla Mace Kelley Feb. 16, 2021 University Communications210119 Vaccine 1B Drive-Thru0006.JPG Volunteers assist drivers at COVID 19 Vaccine Point of Distribution at the University of Arizona &...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Study Explores COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness
The AZ HEROES research study is tracking viral immunity over time and assessing vaccine effectiveness in Arizona essential workers and college students. Wednesday University of Arizona Health Sciences200115_Vaccine_1B_campus_0009.jpg University of Arizona Police Chief Brian Seastone gets vaccinated at Campus Health. Chris Richards/University of ArizonaHealthScience and TechnologyBIO5College of Medicine - TucsonCollege of Public HealthCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccine Media contact(s)Shipherd Reed Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Healthshipherd@arizona.edu520-626-9669To better understand the complexities of the immun...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research