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UA Researchers Developing 15-Minute MRI

Jan 3, 2019

UA engineers are using a $2.1 million grant to improve scanning technologies for challenging patient populations.

UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

Dec 20, 2018

A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.

UA Chemical Biologists Unearth Cause of a Rare Brain Disorder

Dec 13, 2018

In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another — which ultimately stunts critical brain growth.