Health

Aug. 20, 2019
The discovery by UA associate professor of physiology Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.
Aug. 19, 2019
High levels of triglycerides can be reduced with prescription omega-3 fatty acids, according to a UA nutritional sciences assistant professor who led a scientific advisory published by the American Heart Association.
UA Cancer Center
July 29, 2019
Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Students went door-to-door distributing water treatment to prevent mosquito from growing in water containers. This was in collaboration with the Centro de Salud in Nogales, Mexico. (Photo: Alejandra Zapien)
July 29, 2019
The FRONTERA summer program pairs UA students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.
A traditional phoropter.
July 24, 2019
Using phoropter technology developed at the UA James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, startup iCrx aims to shorten and ease visits to the eye doctor.
Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA
July 18, 2019
Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis is a world-renowned surgeon, transplant specialist and researcher who brings nearly three decades of clinical and academic experience to the UA.
Professors GuoFeng Qu (second from left) and ShaoJun Lyu (right), of Beijing Normal University, present a banner with their college motto – "Steadfastness and Innovation, Resilience and Future" – to Dr. Irving Kron (second from right), interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and UA librarian Yan Han (left).
July 12, 2019
The International Society of Chinese Health Practices will facilitate research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.
Students from Hopi High School collected garbage from their homes and brought it to class. Working in teams of two to four people, they separated the garbage into biodegradable materials, trash and materials that could be recycled. (Courtesy of the Hopi Tribe)
July 9, 2019
Students at Hopi High School explored their homes in search of toxic environmental exposures with the help of researchers and students from the University of Arizona's Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research.
The researchers observed brain lobes of ALS-affected fruit flies under a microscope. Pictured is a nerve cord, populated with green-stained motor neurons, expressing human glucose transporters. Areas of neurotransmitter release are shown in red, while muscles are shown in blue. (Courtesy of the Zarnescu Lab).
June 26, 2019
A new study led by scientists at the UA has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

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