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UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00am
A team of researchers led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin, the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00am
The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients increased by more than 60 percent when they were sent to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers as part of a study conducted by the UA and others.

Can We Really Eradicate Polio?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00am
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.

Treating Ebola Patients is 'Difficult Ethical Decision' for Doctors and Nurses, Says UA Global Health Expert

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00am
Treating patients with infectious diseases presents an ethical dilemma for health care workers, says Dr. David Beyda. They want to help but place themselves at risk by doing so.

5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:00am
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00am
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.

Founding Faculty: Dr. Jack M. Layton Recalls 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Opportunity

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00am
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."

UA-Led School Asthma Program Receives National Recognition

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00am
By allowing schools to stock albuterol and administer it to students who have asthma but who have not brought personal inhalers to school with them, the program is expected to reduce asthma-related absences.

Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00am
It's normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce. But if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new UA study finds. The research suggests that poor sleep quality might be one of the reasons divorce is linked to negative health effects.

UA Training Medical Students to Serve Patients in Rural Communities

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00am
Several UA College of Medicine students are spending the summer serving rural communities, where there's a desperate need for medical specialists.

CDC Awards $4M to Arizona Prevention Research Center

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:00am
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has awarded $4 million to the UA's Arizona Prevention Research Center to study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses.

Landmark Merger to Benefit Clinical Research, Student Training and Health Care in Arizona

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00am
The University of Arizona Health Network and the University of Arizona have entered into an agreement with Banner Health that will result in improved facilities, expanded research, stronger physician training and better health care for Arizonans.

A Boost for Precision Health: UA Genetics Core Accredited for Health Care Services

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:00am
The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.

Global Experts in Antibiotic Resistance to Attend Workshop at UA

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00am
An upcoming UA workshop will tackle the hot-button issue of antibiotic resistance in agriculture. "Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science" will be held Aug. 5-8 at Biosphere 2, and aims to bring together microbiologists and chemists to identify the most effective methods to track antibiotic resistance in the environment.

Men: Do These 7 Things for Your Heart

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00am
One of every eight men over age 40 will experience sudden cardiac arrest. In honor of National Men's Health Month, and CPR and AED Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Katzenberg of the UA Sarver Heart Center gives his top tips for preventing heart disease.

UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:00am
The UA Medical Center has reactivated its Heart Transplant Program after receiving approval from the United Network of Organ Sharing. UAMC temporarily suspended the program in December to recruit for – and strengthen – its highly specialized transplant team. The reactivation follows the recent recruitment of Dr. Scott D. Lick and Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00am
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

Slepian-Led Startup Targets Paradigm Shift in Heart Valve Surgery

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00am
PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the UA and Stony Brook University, is developing a novel polymeric prosthetic heart valve. Sarver Heart Center cardiologist Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the UA, is the founding CEO of the new venture. PolyNova entered an exclusive option to the patent rights jointly held by the two universities earlier this spring.

Nationally Noted Physician-Scientist, Health Administrator Dr. Andrew S. Kraft Named Director of the UA Cancer Center

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Andrew S. Kraft, a nationally recognized prostate cancer physician-scientist and cancer center administrator, has been named the Sydney E. Salmon endowed chair and director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate vice president for oncology programs for the UA Health Sciences Center. In addition to his cancer center leadership role, Kraft joins the University as a tenured professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine's Division of Hematology/Oncology and senior associate dean for translational research in the College of Medicine.

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