Updates from the experts at the UA Health Sciences

 

The Healthy Dose

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more

USA, Arizona, Pick up truck going through desert on Route 66
Tags: Valley Fever, pneumonia, flu, lung health, fungus, pets, dogs, Central Valley, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

In the desert soils of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah a disease is living right under foot, and researchers at UA are trying to find ways to fight it! Coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci” for... read more

Pregnant woman and doctor holding a DNA model
Tags: prenatal testing, noninvasive prenatal testing, pregnancy, genetics, genomic testing, prenatal genetic testing, maternal DNA, Down syndrome, aneuploidies, liquid biopsies, fetus

During the past six years, advances in genetic technology completely have changed the way women and their health-care providers approach genetic testing during pregnancy. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), one of the newest... read more