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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Precautions in Place as Student-Athletes Return to Campus
Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Daniel Berk, Arizona Athletics Source Type: research

Precautions in Place as Student-Athletes Return to Campus
Daniel Berk Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week. June 17, 2020 Arizona Athletics200615_voluntary_practice_mike_christy_113.jpg University of Arizona football players return to Arizona Stadium through Gate 8, where they were met with clear health protocols. (Photo: Mike Christy/Arizona Athletics)Campus NewsHealthSportsArizona AthleticsCOVID-19Contact:Daniel Berk Arizona Athletics 520-621-1814dberk@arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visi...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: nprevenas Source Type: research

Shining a Light on COVID-19 Detection
The startup that licensed a UArizona-invented ultraviolet spectrometer has been awarded a $1.5 million Air Force contract to build devices that can quickly detect COVID-19 in virus test samples. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19
Covid Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity. June 18, 2020 University Communicationsmask-smartphone.jpg Once Covid Watch is installed on a smartphone, the app begins logging anonymous signals from other nearby apps using Bluetooth, which can be used to route alerts later.HealthScience and TechnologyCOVID-19Media contacts:Pam ScottUniversity CommunicationsOffice: 520-621-1951 | Cell: 509-570-4610pscott@arizona.eduHolly JensenUniversity Communicationshollyjensen@arizona.eduRhys FenwickCovid Watch Media Communications901-257-981...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

Braccia Family Donates $1.5M to Support UArizona COVID-19 Priorities
The largest portion of the gift, from two UArizona alumni, will support students in the College of Nursing. June 18, 2020 University of Arizona Foundationua-4859-sm.jpg The largest portion of the gift, $1 million, will be used by the College of Nursing to enhance simulation facilities at the Tucson, Phoenix and Gilbert campuses. (Photo courtesy of College of Nursing)HealthSportsTeaching and StudentsCollege of NursingCOVID-19Media contact: Liz Warren-Pederson University of Arizona Foundation Office: 520-621-8822 | Cell: 520-404-7834liz.warren-pederson@uafoundation.orgFor the latest on the University of Arizona respons...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Shining a Light on COVID-19 Detection
The startup that licensed a UArizona-invented ultraviolet spectrometer has been awarded a $1.5 million Air Force contract to build the devices. Tech Launch Arizona June 15, 2020coronavirus1.jpgHealthScience and TechnologyArizona AdvantageCollege of Optical SciencesCommercializationCOVID-19Grand ChallengesResearchTech Launch ArizonaPaul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizona 520-626-8770pault@tla.arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's  COVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visit  https://uanews.arizona.edu/news/covid19.In today's worl...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Balancing Individual Rights, Public Health During a Pandemic
Stacy Pigott While stay-at-home orders are lifting nationwide, quarantine and isolation orders can still be issued due to emergency declarations that remain in effect. June 10, 2020 University of Arizona Health Sciencescard_gettyimages-1219002978.jpg Balancing public health with individual rights can be difficult during a global pandemic, when efforts to stop the spread of disease may infringe upon personal freedoms.Business and LawHealthCollege of LawCollege of PharmacyCollege of Public HealthCOVID-19Media contact:Stacy Pigott University of Arizona Health Sciences 520-621-7239spigott@arizona.eduFor the latest on the...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Balancing Individual Rights, Public Health During a Pandemic
While stay-at-home orders are lifting nationwide, quarantine and isolation orders can still be issued due to emergency declarations that remain in effect. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stacy Pigott, University of Arizona Health Sciences Source Type: research

Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age
This study really gives us one of the first glimpses of people sharing these memories in their day-to-day life, " said senior study authorMatthew Grilli, an assistant professor in the UArizonaDepartment of Psychology.Over the course of four days, the daily conversations of 102 cognitively healthy older adults, ages 65 to 90, were monitored with the EAR, or electronically activated recorder – a smartphone app that lets researchers record random samples of study participants'conversations.Participants kept their phones on them for the duration of the study, and the EAR captured 30-second snippets every six to 18 m...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ablue Source Type: research

Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19
Mikayla Mace A team of University of Arizona researchers says loneliness and insomnia triggered by fears of COVID-19 may be driving an increase in thoughts of suicide. June 2, 2020 University Communicationsdepression-anxiety.jpgHealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonCOVID-19Researcher contact:William D. " Scott " KillgoreDepartment of Psychiatry520-621-0605killgore@psychiatry.arizona.eduMichael GrandnerDepartment of Psychiatry520-329-5801grandner@email.arizona.eduMedia contact:Mikayla MaceUniversity Communications520-621-1878mikaylamace@arizona.eduNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255For the latest ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mikaylamace Source Type: research

Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19
UArizona researchers found evidence that during the wide lockdown period in April, there may have been a spike in suicidal thoughts in the United States. They found two possible reasons for the increase: loneliness and anxiety-induced insomnia. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mikayla Mace, University Communications Source Type: research

Health Sciences Students Analyze COVID-19 Published Research
The College of Medicine – Phoenix is helping evaluate the quality of the research being released rapidly about the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Teresa Joseph, College of Medicine – Phoenix Source Type: research

Health Sciences Students Analyze COVID-19 Published Research
Teresa Joseph The College of Medicine – Phoenix is helping evaluate the quality of the research being released rapidly about the virus that causes COVID-19. June 1, 2020 College of Medicine – Phoenixgenom_lab_klh7850-web.jpg Research is being rapidly released about the virus that causes COVID-19, antibody detection and possible treatments.HealthCollege of Medicine - TucsonCOVID-19Media contact:Alexis Blue University Communications 520-626-4386ablue@arizona.eduThe group  created a 10-minute daily podcast, The COVID-19 LST Report, that  can be streamed on major podcas...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mittank Source Type: research

Researchers Develop System to Address $150B Health Care Losses Due to No-Shows
An engineering graduate student developed a system to help mitigate no-shows for health care appointments. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: , Tech Launch Arizona Source Type: research

Researchers Develop System to Address $150B Health Care Losses Due to No-Shows
May 28, 2020 Developed in the College of Engineering, the system has been licensed to startup Hipokratiz, LLC, to bring it to market. Tech Launch Arizonadentist-1639683.jpgHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of EngineeringCommercializationGraduateMedicineResearchTech Launch ArizonaMedia contact: Paul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizona 520-626-8770pault@tla.arizona.eduThe health care industry loses about $150 billion each year due to no-shows for doctors'and dentists'appointments. A number of factors, such as a lack of insurance, inability to take time off of work or difficulty affording care, may prevent patients from going ...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Pharmacists on the Frontlines of COVID-19
College of Pharmacy scientists, labs and alumni are partnering with pharmaceutical companies, working in emergency departments and helping the public get the medication they need. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ali Bridges, College of Pharmacy Source Type: research

UArizona Health Sciences Awarded $1.35M in COVID-19 Relief for Rural Hospitals
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $1.35 million to the UArizona Center for Rural Health to support 16 hospitals in rural Arizona. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Arizona Health Sciences Source Type: research

Researcher Awarded $3.4M to Develop Personalized Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment
Ying-hui Chou hopes to learn more about how to prevent memory loss and enhance brain function in patients with mild cognitive impairment. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Brittany Uhlorn, BIO5 Institute Source Type: research

Continuously Active Surface Disinfectants May Provide Barrier Against Spread of Viruses
In the battle to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the novel coronavirus, continuously acting disinfectants could provide a new line of defense, according to a UArizona study. (Source: The University of Arizona: Health)
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rosemary Brandt, University Communications Source Type: research