UAHS News Archive

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.


UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health

Jun 5, 2017

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.


Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

May 24, 2017

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.


Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

May 18, 2017

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.


UA Researchers Land $2.27M Federal Grant for Genetic Study of Valley Fever

Apr 24, 2017

Taking a precision medicine approach, the project will seek to find answers to why blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to suffer disseminated infections attacking the bones while whites are more apt to suffer central nervous system attacks, and others suffer no attacks.


UA Research Informs Public Policy on Stock Inhaler Program in Schools

Apr 11, 2017

Research by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provides evidence that stock inhalers can improve the health and safety of children with asthma at school.


UA Researchers to Study Airport Safety to Prepare For Next Infectious Disease Outbreak

Mar 22, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has contracted the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to study Airport public health preparedness and response in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Zika virus.


UA Study Finds Belly Fat Poses Higher Risk of Mortality Than Being Overweight For Older Women

Mar 6, 2017

In a large multiethnic study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a higher waist circumference – but not being overweight or slightly obese – was associated with premature mortality, indicating that abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight.


UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Feb 28, 2017

Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery

Feb 23, 2017

Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care

Feb 21, 2017

The gift from Iris Cantor, chairman and president of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, will advance integrative medicine education and clinical care.


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