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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00am
UA scientists have helped create a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and the crop could have a major effect on the production of things like baby formula.

Genetic Factors May Affect Exercise Benefit

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00am
Women with a high genetic risk of obesity may benefit less from resistance exercises than those at a lower genetic risk, UA researchers found.

UA Hosts Meeting on Environmental Health

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00am
NIEHS meeting addresses a range of topics, including environmental effects on obesity, epigenetics, metabolic disease and cancer, and the social and legal implications of environmental health issues.

How Twitter Can Help Predict Emergency-Room Visits

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:00am
New research led by the UA suggests that tweets by asthma sufferers, coupled with information on air quality, could help hospitals better predict ER resource and staffing needs.

$1M Gift From Regent, Family to UA Cancer Center

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00am
The donation from Ram and Meera Krishna will go toward construction of an outpatient facility at the UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health in Phoenix.

UA App Designed to Help Women Quit Smoking

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
See Me Smoke-Free, the first multibehavioral mobile health app designed to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving, is now available for free on the Google Play Store.

Project Launches for LGBTQ Homeless

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
A disproportionate number of LGBTQ individuals experience homelessness in the U.S. The UA's Southwest Institute for Research on Women, with a new $1.2 million federal grant, is working to address the problem in the Tucson region.

Nobel Laureates Say UA Scientists Paved Way

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:00am
Longtime connections to the 2014 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine bring four of the world's leading brain researchers to campus in celebration of several milestones.

And the Winner Is: Primary Care

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:00am
UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2015 students opened Match Day envelopes on Friday to find out where they will go for residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care, the most critical shortage Arizona faces.

Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00am
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But UA researchers are exploring whether dogs can actually improve human health.

UA Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Wound Healing

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:00am
A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it – opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

UA Research Reveals Smaller Illicit Drug Supply

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:00am
Since late 2006, the country has experienced a 35 percent decrease in cocaine's purity, a 32 percent decrease in seizures and a 100 percent increase in price — indicators of a major downward shift in supply.

Historic Day for Doctor of Nursing Practice Students

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:00am
The traditional White Coat Ceremony, a way to welcome new medical students into the profession, was extended in 2014 to schools of nursing to welcome advanced-practice students.

Banner – University Medicine to Transform Care

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:00am
New chapter in academic medicine represents a pivotal outcome of Never Settle, the UA's strategic plan, and continues a long-standing affiliation with Banner Health in Arizona. "This merger ... will benefit the entire state," said UA President Ann Weaver Hart.

Making Life Better for Kids With Asthma

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:00am
Collaborative health care may help pediatric asthma patients and their families understand their medication and better manage the disease.

Nasal Spray Could Help in Understanding Grief

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:00am
UA psychologist Mary-Frances O'Connor will study the relationship between the hormone oxytocin and the experience of grief, and it could open the door to new therapies.

LGBT Teens Who Come Out at School Have Better Self-Esteem, Study Finds

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:00am
Despite the risk of being bullied, coming out in high school is better for students' well-being in the long-run, according to a new study by UA researcher Stephen Russell. Students who were open about their sexual orientation or gender identity in high school reported higher self-esteem.

Solidarity Week to Focus on Compassionate Care

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:00am
Medical schools, patient-care institutions and other health care organizations around the country will demonstrate of the importance of kindness to patients.

UA Dean Calls for 'Decade of Nutrition'

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:00am
While the Mediterranean diet is specific to the region encompassing parts of Italy, Greece and Spain, it can be adapted to desert lands. A four-part cooking series will show how.

Super Reception for UA's STEM Event

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:00am
The day before the big game's kickoff, the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival held a kickoff of its own with Connect2STEM, drawing thousands to the downtown Phoenix campus of the College of Medicine.

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