UAHS News Archive

UA Lab Seeks 'Holy Grail of Gerontology'

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.


UA Snakebite Treatment Makes Major Advance

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.


Researchers Study Biology of Octopuses to Develop Autonomous Robots

Oct 3, 2017

Dr. Rebecca Fisher will examine octopuses to inspire the design of a soft-armed robot.


Researchers Receive DOD Grant to Study Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

Oct 3, 2017

Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury


UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

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.


UA’s Felicia Goodrum Named to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Inaugural Class of Innovation Fund Investigators

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.


New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression

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.


UA’s Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded the Prestigious 2017 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery

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.


Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids Show Promise for Pain Relief

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.


National Institutes of Health Awards $4.8 Million to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to Develop Vaccine

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.


UA Study Finds Energy-Dense Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Among Women of Normal Weight

Aug 17, 2017

A new study led by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, reveals a link between processed foods and cancer risk in women who are not overweight.


Tech Blog: Peptides Developed at UA College of Medicine - Tucson Prove Promising in Treatment of Asthma

Jul 28, 2017

Listen to the second episode of our podcast, Invented Arizona, where we interview Monica Kraft, MD and Julie Ledford, Ph.D. about this asthma treatment.


UA Mobile App Tracks Zika Virus For Summer Travelers

Jul 25, 2017

Now available in Spanish, Kidenga is the free smartphone app that allows users to report symptoms of illness and mosquito activity. The app was created by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to detect outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya.


UA Researchers to Study Protein’s Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer

Jul 19, 2017

With a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers at the UA Steele Children's Research Center are seeking a better understanding of the NHE8 protein's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, and its contribution to the stability of the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria that inhabit the intestines and influence the immune system.


UA Scientist's Research May Lead to Treatment for Hot Flashes

Jul 17, 2017

Dr. Naomi Rance's basic scientific findings on estrogen may end up offering relief to millions of women.


Study Finds Molecular Explanation for Struggles of Obese Asthmatics

Jul 17, 2017

More so than others, obese asthma patients struggle with control of their disease — and symptoms that worsen with time. A team of researchers found an explanation and has begun developing a therapy to address it.


Arizona Elks Major Projects Donate $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Jun 14, 2017

Arizona Elks lodges across Arizona have raised funds for the Steele Center for the past 25 years, donating nearly $6.6 million since 1992.


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention

Jun 7, 2017

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.


UA Researcher Uses Advanced Analytics to Identify Individuals at Risk of Potentially Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use

Jun 7, 2017

The UA College of Pharmacy’s Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to evaluate Medicare administrative claims data for more than 3 million beneficiaries and generate accurate prediction algorithms of inappropriate opioid use that can better guide payers and health-care providers to implement effective interventions.


UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes

Jun 6, 2017

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.


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