UAHS News Archive

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.


UA Researchers Help Discover Genetic Factor That Can Help or Hurt Risk for Heart Disease

Nov 27, 2018

Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery disease.


UA Researchers Study How to Regrow Long Bone Segments Using 3D Printing

Nov 26, 2018

A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will support research on 3D-printed scaffolds that support the repair of devastating bone injuries.


UA Neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded $1M Alzheimer’s Association Grant

Nov 15, 2018

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, is one of six international researchers awarded funding through the Alzheimer’s Association's Part the Cloud program to support early phase human trials of potential therapies to save brain cells.


When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center

Nov 15, 2018

Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking

Nov 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.


UA to Support Smokers on Their Journey to Quit

Nov 14, 2018

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.


All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15

Nov 13, 2018

The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.


UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

Nov 1, 2018

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.


UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options

Oct 31, 2018

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.


UA Pharmacologists Seek to Prevent Opioid Tolerance, Addiction

Oct 30, 2018

A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.


Could Wearable Technology Help Patients Monitor Blood Pressure?

Oct 24, 2018

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery in the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center demonstrates “pulse wave velocity” is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study

Oct 17, 2018

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone

Oct 12, 2018

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions, Oct. 16

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

Oct 2, 2018

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.


UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly

Sep 24, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.


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