UAHS News Archive

UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer

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.


$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood

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.


UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day

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.


UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day

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.


UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia

Jan 9, 2018

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.


UA Cancer Center Receives $2M to Investigate Selenium Supplementation

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.


University of Arizona Scientists Awarded Space Research Grant

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.


Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

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


National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma

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.


UA Startup Regulonix Licenses Non-opioid Pain Drug Candidates that are More Effective than Morphine and Non-Addictive

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.


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.


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