Seeking New Ways to Understand Human Aging
A prestigious $4.5 million MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health will allow a University of Arizona immunologist to pursue a new, more promising way to study human aging. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nadia Whitehead, College of Medicine – Tucson Source Type: research

Benefits of Active Learning Are All About Activity
New University of Arizona research tracked students'heart rate data to evaluate the effectiveness of active learning in classrooms. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , University Communications Source Type: research

Preventing Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region
The Arizona Prevention Research Center will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Source Type: research

UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students
The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , University of Arizona Health Sciences Source Type: research

Startup Sees Future for Heart Imaging Technology
ElectroSonix has licensed the University of Arizona patents for acoustoelectric imaging, a technology that has the potential to improve the accuracy of cardiac ablation procedures in treating cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eddie San Juan, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Understanding Eye's'Plumbing' Could Lead to Glaucoma Treatments
A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jo Marie Barkley, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Source Type: research

New Study Shows the Good, Bad of Breastfeeding at Work
Work and breastmilk productivity increase when companies provide a breastfeeding-friendly environment, according to a study from a team involving Eller College of Management researchers. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Amy Schmitz, Eller College of Management Source Type: research

Study Finds Inflammatory Protein Can Protect Against Spread of Herpes Virus
UArizona researchers have discovered a protein function that could improve current therapeutic solutions for millions of women who live with genital herpes. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

Blood-Collection Device Makes Radiation Testing Quick and Easy
Developed by a research team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the self-collection device quickly can evaluate radiation exposure and help triage emergency treatment in the event of a nuclear attack or accident. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Marian Frank, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?
Researchers are investigating whether near-infrared light could help enhance cognition and reduce Alzheimer's disease risk in older adults. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Ovarian Cancer Research
The funding will benefit clinical and translational research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lab of Dr. David Alberts. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , UA Foundation Source Type: research

UA Research Shows Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients
Preclinical studies have found that Aliskiren, a common blood pressure medication, can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in patients with congestive heart failure. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, College of Medicine - Phoenix Source Type: research

Buying Less is Better Than Buying'Green'… for the Planet and Your Happiness
A University of Arizona-led study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

UA to Lead Multi-University Study on Sexual Assault Prevention
Elise Lopez and Mary Koss will study the effectiveness of a sexual assault training program that teaches female freshmen how to better recognize risky situations, defend themselves physically, and communicate what they do and don't want sexually. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

Study Looks to Measure Benefits of Eyeglasses for Toddlers
A team of University of Arizona researchers is studying whether glasses used to correct astigmatism in toddlers can improve language, cognitive and motor development. A $4.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund the study. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kristina Makansi, Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation Source Type: research

Program to Ensure Rural Access to Health Care Receives Federal Funding Boost
A $3.5 million federal grant will fund a University of Arizona Health Sciences program designed to provide technical assistance and other support to rural hospitals and clinics in Arizona. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: George Humphrey, UA Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs Source Type: research

New Initiative Seeks to Improve Treatment Options for Veterans
A collaborative program between the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System could prevent adverse drug events, save lives and decrease health-care costs for veterans. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

$3.6M Grant Will Help Develop New Method to Detect, Diagnose Breast Cancer
University of Arizona researchers will use a $3.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop computerized technology that will provide 3D images to help identify cancerous breast tissue. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jennifer Fischahs, Department of Medical Imaging Source Type: research

Which Comes First: Smartphone Dependency or Depression?
New research suggests a person's reliance on his or her smartphone predicts greater loneliness and depressive symptoms, as opposed to the other way around. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

Startup Licenses Carbon Fiber Tech to Treat Broken Bones, Receives Funding
An Arizona professor has has invented a flexible carbon fiber fabric designed to be inserted inside and around a fractured bone. The technology has been licensed to a startup and has already received venture capital funding to take it forward. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paul Tumarkin, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Researchers to Evaluate Sexual Assault Prevention Program in Arizona Bars
A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help a team including University of Arizona researchers evaluate the effectiveness of " Safer Bars " program, a program designed to help staff recognize and safely intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gerri Kelly, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Source Type: research

Students Tackle 21st Century Sustainability Challenges on the Navajo Nation
UA students working on food, energy and water insecurity among Indigenous communities build an off-the-grid water filtration system on the Navajo Nation. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emily Litvack, Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation Source Type: research

Study Changes Guidelines for Sepsis Management
A new study from a team including a University of Arizona researcher shows when physicians administer antibiotics could impact their ability to effectively diagnose and treat sepsis. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

Renegade Genes Caught Red Handed
Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A UA researcher disputes that belief and hopes to take it even further. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Can the Alzheimer's Brain Regenerate and Recover?
A $37.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow the University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science to further test a unique Alzheimer's disease treatment. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gloria Bloomer, Center for Innovation in Brain Science Source Type: research

UA Awarded $1.4M Grant To Support Sleep Apnea Patients
People with sleep apnea who struggle with CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow, could find relief through a peer-support program a UA professor is helping create. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: George Humphrey, UA Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs Source Type: research

Developing a High-Resolution Picture of Disease Biology
UA inventions from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BIO5 are allowing for a deeper understanding of complex biological processes and opening possibilities for more precise disease diagnosis and treatment. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paul Tumarkin, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Brain Inflammation Identified as Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus
The discovery by UA associate professor of physiology Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jo Marie Barkley, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Source Type: research

Personalizing Drug Development Using Big Data
A new computer program developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is pushing the envelope of precision medicine. By integrating the genetic information from millions of patients, researchers are able to use the new technology to predict the effects of personalized courses of drug therapy based on an individual ’s unique genetic makeup. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alison Mairena, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Reducing High Triglycerides With Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids
High levels of triglycerides can be reduced with prescription omega-3 fatty acids, according to a UA nutritional sciences assistant professor who led a scientific advisory published by the American Heart Association. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rose Brandt, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Source Type: research

UA Researcher Explores New Treatment for Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers
Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blair Willis, UA Cancer Center Source Type: research

Students Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border
The FRONTERA summer program pairs UA students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anna C. Christensen, UA Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs Source Type: research

Automated Eyesight Testing May Make'Better One or Better Two?' Obsolete
Using phoropter technology developed at the UA James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, iCrx aims to shorten and ease visits to the eye doctor. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alison Mairena, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Abecassis Appointed Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis is a world-renowned surgeon, transplant specialist and researcher who brings nearly three decades of clinical and academic experience to the UA. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: George Humphrey, UAHS Office of Public Affairs Source Type: research

A 20-year-old Dream Comes True
The International Society of Chinese Health Practices will facilitate research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jennifer Fischahs, Department of Medical Imaging Source Type: research

Citizen Scientists Investigate Environmental Hazards in the Home
Students at Hopi High School explored their homes in search of toxic environmental exposures with the help of researchers and students from the University of Arizona's Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Source Type: research

People with ALS May Benefit From More Glucose
A new study led by scientists at the UA has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emily Litvack, Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation Source Type: research

These Neurons Affect How Much You Do, or Don't, Want to Eat
UA researchers have identified a network of neurons that coordinate with other brain regions to influence eating behaviors. These findings could help those suffering from disease-induced appetite loss or over-eating. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Mining Safety, Health Focus of $1.7M Grant
Researchers at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, commonly used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Geri Kelly, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Source Type: research

Researchers Call for Personalized Approach to Aging Brain Health
In a new paper, UA psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators propose a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

UA Mobile Health Program Expands Services
New partnerships will allow UA Mobile Health Program to care for an additional 2,000 patients a year and serve a larger, more diverse swath of the Tucson community. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Sleepless Nights Linked to High Blood Pressure
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure, offering a possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue, University Communications Source Type: research

Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids
Are some flavors of vape liquid more harmful than others? One UA scientist says yes, based on the results of a novel research project focused on endothelial cells. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alli Benjamin, UA College of Pharmacy Source Type: research

UA Researcher Awarded $3 Million to Study Genomics in Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Michael Kruer, of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, has received the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of a condition that affects 1 in 250 children. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

Startup to Commercialize Blood Test for Most Major Cancers
UA researchers developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers and have launched a startup, DesertDx, to bring the invention to doctors and their patients. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paul Tumarkin, Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Detecting Dementia's Damaging Effects Before It's Too Late
Researchers might have found a way to detect neurodegeneration before brain cells are lost for good. Earlier detection could provide therapeutic drug treatments a chance to work. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias
A new grant will allow researchers at the UA and Banner Health to create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alli Benjamin, UA College of Pharmacy Source Type: research

Novel Study Could Help Treat, Diagnosis, Prevent Cervical Cancer
UA researchers have identified ‘metabolic signatures’ that distinguish between HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative, led by UA researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients, has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research