UAHS News Archive

UA’s Dr. Terry Badger Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Mar 18, 2019

The honor recognizes Dr. Badger’s substantive research focusing on depression, symptom management and quality of life among cancer survivors and their families.

Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

Mar 8, 2019

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.

UA Researcher Seeks to Prevent Heart Failure after a Heart Attack

Mar 4, 2019

American Heart Association funding will allow UA College of Medicine – Phoenix post-doctoral fellow to target fibroblasts.

UA Physicians and Scientists Developing Technology to Prevent Adverse Reactions to Medications

Feb 26, 2019

The Flinn Foundation grant will help the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner Health incorporate precision medicine tailored to a person's genetics.

UA Study Confirms Self-reported Sleep Duration an Accurate, Useful Health Measure in Children

Feb 14, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.

Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13

Feb 12, 2019

University of Arizona researchers will compete in a Shark Tank-style competition, demonstrate their medical technology and more during Research Day, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Anti-Cancer Immune Response may be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover

Jan 30, 2019

The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

Why Women? — Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 25, 2019

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, received $5.9 million from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.

First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

Jan 22, 2019

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.

UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

Jan 8, 2019

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

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.

Reconnecting the Disconnected: UA Physiology Professor Receives $1.2M NIH Grant to Use AI to Restore Movement in Paralyzed Limbs

Dec 6, 2018

When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.

UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science Awarded Maria Shriver's The Women's Alzheimer's Movement Grant

Dec 5, 2018

Led by Roberta Brinton, PhD, the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has received one of seven research grants awarded by WAM to leading scientific institutions. The grant will allow the Center to continue its WAM-funded research begun in 2016, and to discover critical information about the long-term impact of hormone interventions on women’s risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

New Director of Scientific Programs Named for All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

Dec 5, 2018

Pharmacogenetics expert, Jason Hansen Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAHA, has been named director of scientific programs for the All of Us Research Program team at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.

First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients

Dec 5, 2018

UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.

UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration

Nov 30, 2018

A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach — studying what genes are expressed — to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.

UA Team Uncovers Promising Lead in Genetic Approach to Treating Glioblastoma

Nov 29, 2018

University of Arizona scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.

UA Researcher Awarded $3 Million to Study Genomics in Cerebral Palsy

Nov 29, 2018

Michael Kruer, MD, receives the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of condition that affects 1 in 250 children.