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UArizona Health Sciences Researcher: Enzyme Key to Unlocking Treatment for Cancer, Diabetes  
September 11, 2020

Dr. James Galligan and his University of Arizona College of Pharmacy research team found inhibiting glyoxalase-II enzyme results in slower cell growth, which may help limit disease progression.


How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe  
September 10, 2020

Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.


UArizona Nursing Researcher’s Guided Imagery App Offers Remedy to Stress, Anxiety of Isolation in Pandemic  
September 10, 2020

Dr. Judith Gordon’s research team develops “See Me Serene” project with BIO5 Institute seed funding. Now available free via the App Store and Google Play, it aims to aid people’s mental and physical health.


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation  
September 9, 2020

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity  
September 9, 2020

A study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches.


Paper Towels vs. Air Hand Dryers: UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Evaluate Effectiveness of Both Hand-Drying Methods  
September 8, 2020

A review of research studies on the hygienic benefits of hand-drying methods compared paper towels to electric warm-air hand dryers. The results found neither method has a clear hygienic advantage.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing  
September 4, 2020

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older  
September 2, 2020

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization  
September 2, 2020

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Unveils $5M in Gifts Honoring Dr. Fayez Ghishan  
September 1, 2020

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, director of the Steele Children’s Research Center, will hold the Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, PANDA Endowed Directorship.


Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16  
August 27, 2020

UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.


Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin  
August 25, 2020

Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.


UArizona Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging  
August 25, 2020

Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.


Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women  
August 24, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.


UArizona Study Seeks to Understand Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women  
August 21, 2020

Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.


Log-in Sept. 2 for ‘Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’  
August 21, 2020

Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.


UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App  
August 20, 2020

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App


Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson  
August 19, 2020

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


$1M Gift from UArizona Alumni Bolsters Nursing’s Health Care Simulation Technology  
August 19, 2020

The gift will fund educational support, including enhanced simulation facilities at the Tucson and Gilbert campuses, for University of Arizona nursing students.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Seeks to Enhance Care for Children with Complex Lung Disorders  
August 17, 2020

A new federal grant ensures the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences will continue building skills of health-care providers to care for such children and their families.


UArizona College of Nursing Celebrates People and Programs ‘On The Move’  
August 17, 2020

Notices for the college include new hires for master’s degree program and perinatal mother-infant health; kudos for nursing workforce diversity and telephone-based cancer prevention programs; and research on tai chi and heart disease.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer  
August 14, 2020

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.


Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says  
August 11, 2020

University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.


UArizona’s $3M Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Grant Targets American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening  
August 10, 2020

A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy  
August 6, 2020

A $2.8 million grant will fund research to develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients that may help them recover faster with fewer long-term complications.


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