UAHS News Archive

Sleep Deprivation Increases Serotonin 2A Receptor Response

Jan 17, 2022

The environmental stressor alters the receptor involved in the brain’s response to psychedelic drugs and schizophrenia in a matter of hours.

Career Development Award Gives Junior Faculty a Boost

Jan 5, 2022

Since 2014, the award has given faculty conducting research tools to advance their career through funding, salary support and collaborative opportunities.

Health Diagnostics Provider Quidel Invests $2M in UArizona

Jan 4, 2022

Half of the gift will go toward scholarships for health sciences students and the other half will support the BIO5 Institute's KEYS Internship program.

The Top 10 Health Sciences Connect Stories of 2021

Jan 2, 2022

Now that the calendar page has turned to 2022, we look back on the top stories of the year based on your interest.

COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Adolescents in Real-World Study

Dec 29, 2021

Data from the ongoing AZ HEROES study found that the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection in Arizona teens.

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.