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

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

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