UAHS News Archive
Feb 2, 2018
A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.
Jan 23, 2018
Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Jan 23, 2018
Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.
Jan 23, 2018
A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.
Jan 9, 2018
Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.
Nov 8, 2017
The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.
Nov 6, 2017
The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine is doing its part to protect the health of astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars.
Nov 6, 2017
Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Nov 3, 2017
Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.
Oct 31, 2017
UA researchers have invented a new class of non-opioid compounds to treat pain and arm physicians with a viable alternative and have licensed the compounds to the startup Regulonix.
Oct 24, 2017
What if you could experience full health until the very end of your life? UA researchers, led by Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, think long-lasting immunity from disease might be possible — if the thymus and the T-cells it produces to fight infection can be brought back to work efficiently.
Oct 9, 2017
Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.
Oct 3, 2017
Dr. Rebecca Fisher will examine octopuses to inspire the design of a soft-armed robot.
Oct 3, 2017
Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury
Sep 26, 2017
Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.
Sep 20, 2017
With the new funding, Dr. Goodrum is building an interdisciplinary research team to advance understanding of how viruses lie dormant to cause persistent infections.
Sep 18, 2017
Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.
Sep 14, 2017
Dr. Brinton, who has pioneered a promising therapy for brain cell regeneration in Alzheimer’s patients, is being recognized for her efforts to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Sep 5, 2017
The UA's Todd Vanderah and his colleagues have been studying the class of chemical compounds, which may help people find pain relief brought about by metastatic breast cancer.
Aug 24, 2017
The center will use the money to accelerate development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that one day may lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company and Colorado State University have joined the center in the effort.