UAHS News Archive

$1.5M DOD grant will create VR test to assess TBI in the field

Oct 25, 2023

College of Medicine – Tucson researchers will create a portable virtual reality device to quickly assess traumatic brain injuries when and where they occur.

Brain’s self-cleaning machinery may be key to Alzheimer’s

Oct 18, 2023

Specialized cells take out the trash in the brain. When they break down, waste builds up, possibly setting the stage for Alzheimer’s disease.

Grant supports doctoral student training in Alzheimer’s research

Oct 10, 2023

Researchers at the Center for Innovation in Brain Science received a $1.4 million Translational Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias grant.

Should cannabis still be a Schedule I drug?

Oct 8, 2023

The Drug Enforcement Agency received a recommendation to reclassify cannabis as a Schedule III drug, a move that would be a boon to research and patient care.

Student-faculty team devise tools to address orthopedic challenges

Oct 2, 2023

The startup Ancerix is working to commercialize much-needed instruments for surgical hardware removal. The team worked with Tech Launch Arizona to file patents and license its intellectual property.

Paving a path for Valley fever research, treatment, prevention

Oct 1, 2023

For four decades, John Galgiani, MD, has pioneered translational research and clinical care for Valley fever, a disease more common in Arizona than anywhere else.

Study uncovers reasons Americans did not get booster vaccines

Oct 1, 2023

More than 80% of the people who were eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster last fall did not. New research is identifying the reasons why.

Unsung heroes make Health Sciences labs work

Sep 27, 2023

Keeping research labs staffed, stocked and on target means these managers, technicians and coordinators create a path for scientific innovation.

Study to examine irritable bowel syndrome as long COVID symptom

Sep 27, 2023

Researchers will use a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study gastrointestinal symptoms as a condition of long COVID.

Insights: Vaccines, variants and COVID-19 trends

Sep 25, 2023

Immunologist Deepta Bhattacharya discusses the newest COVID-19 vaccines and what the future might hold for COVID-19 immunizations.

Researchers tackle immune rejection of biomedical implants

Sep 24, 2023

Biomedical implants, such as breast implants and pacemakers, improve patient health and quality of life but may be rejected as foreign bodies. Suppressing production of an immune protein could reduce this risk.

Cancer Center researchers develop new way to target cancer cells

Sep 21, 2023

Using click-release proteolysis targeting chimeras, researchers have developed a new method of activating specific molecules to target cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

Study shows prevalence of co-occuring chronic pain, mental health symptoms

Sep 20, 2023

A new study found that the combination of chronic pain and anxiety or depression affects more than 12 million adults in the U.S.

Reluctant doctor finds her passion helping women, children

Sep 20, 2023

Madhivanan’s mother made her study medicine, but her drive to help the underserved led to a career in public health research, teaching and clinical support.

Family support may prevent teen substance use near border

Sep 19, 2023

Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center researchers surveyed teens on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and found that strong family support can prevent children from using alcohol or drugs.

Researchers hope to help women with endometriosis pain

Sep 18, 2023

Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center researchers are examining the link between prolactin and endometriosis, a painful condition that affects women.

Study will examine green light therapy for postsurgical pain

Sep 13, 2023

University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers will continue their study of green light therapy, a promising non-opioid pain relief option.

Aegis funds new research projects for a pandemic-free future

Sep 12, 2023

The Aegis Consortium awarded seed funding to eight projects that align with the UArizona Health Sciences center’s mission to create a pandemic-free future.

On a personal journey to solve the migraine puzzle

Sep 11, 2023

Tally Largent-Milnes, PhD, who once aspired to be a physician, has carved out an impactful space in the field of migraine research.

Drug Discovery Summit catalyst for new approaches, therapies

Sep 11, 2023

Academic researchers and industry professionals will discuss drug development at the Fifth Annual Arizona Drug Discovery and Development Summit.