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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
Several UA College of Medicine students are spending the summer serving rural communities, where there's a desperate need for medical specialists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.