Health

Henk Granzier
Feb. 11, 2019
A research team at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for a type of heart failure that affects nearly half of all heart failure patients.
A large grant will help researchers at the University of Arizona search for the reasons why Alzheimer’s disease hits women harder than men.
Feb. 1, 2019
Roberta Diaz Brinton received a $5.9 million grant to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.
Astronauts at the International Space Station participated in a study to determine long-term spaceflight's effect on the immune system. (Photo: NASA/CC BY-NC 2.0)
Jan. 24, 2019
Astronauts who embarked on spaceflights lasting longer than six months experienced a decrease in the functionality of NK cells, which play an important role of the immune system by killing cancerous cells and preventing viruses from reactivating.
Jan. 17, 2019
Visualizing your significant other may be just as effective as having them in the room with you when it comes to managing the body's cardiovascular response to stress.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that U.S. outbreaks of Cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds doubled from 2014 to 2016.
Jan. 10, 2019
The UA is partnering with Kerafast to license a reagent that offers the opportunity for the development of a rapid, highly sensitive diagnostic test for the zoonotic disease.
Traditional MRI machines require patients to stay still for extended periods of time, which can be difficult for some people, such as individuals with Parkinson's disease, stroke patients and children. UA researchers are hoping to decrease scan times to 15 minutes or less while also producing better results.
Jan. 2, 2019
A team of UA researchers led by biomedical engineer Nan-kuei Chen is using a $2.1 million grant to improve MRI technologies for challenging patient populations.
"Moving an arm can involve more than 50 different muscles," UA professor Andrew Fuglevand said. "Replicating how the brain naturally coordinates the activities of these muscles is extremely challenging."
Dec. 20, 2018
Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.
Dr. Baldassarre Stea (center) treats brain tumors with DNA-damaging radiation. (Photo: Anna C. Christensen)
Dec. 18, 2018
UA scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.
William Cance, M.D., and Mital Patel, M.D. (Photo: Sun Czar Belous, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.)
Dec. 18, 2018
A clinical trial at the UA Cancer Center in Phoenix will be the first to use immunotherapy as a primary treatment option for liver cancer.

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