UAHS News Archive

COVID-19, Cannabis and Valley Fever Lead Coverage in 2021

Dec 19, 2021

COVID-19 dominated coverage but research by faculty, staff and students continued to advance health care and make headlines around the world.

Bacterial Extracts Could Prevent COVID-19, Study Finds

Dec 12, 2021

Bacterial lysate OM-85 blocked SARS-CoV-2 infection by decreasing the coronavirus's ability to bind to the lung cell surface receptor ACE2, research found.

Cancer Center Marks 50 Years of National Cancer Act

Dec 9, 2021

UArizona Cancer Center has been at the forefront of advancing cancer prevention and treatment.

An Essential Bridge Between Patients and Research

Dec 8, 2021

A passion for people and keen scientific knowledge drive Sylvia Paton to deliver compassionate care as a research nurse at the UArizona Cancer Center.

Study Examines Why Asthma Reduces Severity of COVID-19

Dec 8, 2021

A research team will study how to better control severe asthma and determine why sufferers are less likely to contract COVID-19, influenza and rhinovirus.

Three UArizona Faculty Members Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Dec 7, 2021

Terry Matsunaga, PhD, of the College of Medicine – Tucson, was recognized for his technological contributions to diagnosing problems in the heart.

Air Pollution Reduces Benefits of Exercise on the Brain

Dec 7, 2021

While physical activity benefits brain health in low-pollution areas, it did not confer the same benefits in higher pollution areas, study shows.

Researchers See Benefit to Immune System Following Infection

Dec 6, 2021

New research uncovered a way by which infections boost the production and function of naïve T cells, the body’s first line of defense against disease.

Study Seeks to Reduce Hypertension Disparities

Nov 29, 2021

UArizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy researchers hopes to increase medication adherence through culturally tailored education and other interventions.

From Field Research as a Teenager to Brain Researcher at CIBS

Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Rodgers’s life-long passion for discovery leads her to inspire underrepresented groups to pursue the joys of scientific investigation.

Researchers Receive $3.3M to Study Smoking Cessation Program

Nov 23, 2021

Researchers will partner with tobacco quitlines and community organizations to recruit participants to receive phone-based tobacco cessation interventions.

Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of NIH Collaborative

Nov 19, 2021

The NIH RECOVER Initiative aims to identify risks contributing to post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and approaches for treatment and prevention.

Aligning Research with Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Nov 18, 2021

Indigenous scholars at the University of Arizona Health Sciences are improving research opportunities by crafting polices on the collection and use of data.

UArizona Researchers Develop Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone'

Nov 18, 2021

Engineers and physicians teamed up to develop a wireless device to monitor and protect bone health.

Health Sciences Researchers Close In on Diabetes Solution

Nov 18, 2021

Hunting for decades, Drs. Klearchos Papas, Robert Johnson and Tom Loudovaris help develop a bio-artificial pancreas at UArizona Health Sciences.

FEMA Funds Study on Cancer Risk for Wildland Firefighters

Nov 16, 2021

A new study will measure carcinogen exposure to evaluate cancer risk among wildland firefighters, who are often exposed to harmful compounds on the job.

New Compound Provides Innovative Pain Relief

Nov 10, 2021

Researchers targeted a common sodium ion channel to reverse pain and saw positive results that could lead to a non-addictive solution to treat pain.

Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Exist Among Native Women

Nov 9, 2021

Native and Indigenous women had a higher percentage of mastectomy and a lower percentage of lumpectomy compared with white women.

Vascular Surgeon to Study Brain Blood Flow and Alzheimer’s

Nov 3, 2021

Researchers hope that finding a connection between carotid disease and Alzheimer’s could provide a new pathway for preventing dementia.

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever

Oct 26, 2021

A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.