Health

Dr. Michael Kruer (Photo: Sun Czar Belous)
Dec. 14, 2018
Dr. Michael Kruer has received the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of a condition that affects 1 in 250 children.
Dr. John N. Galgiani (Photo: Banner Health)
Dec. 11, 2018
Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.
Close-up of a 3D printed scaffold, a plastic bone-shaped frame that will help replace missing bone. (Photo courtesy of John Szivek/UA College of Medicine – Tucson)
Dec. 11, 2018
A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will support research on 3D-printed scaffolds that support the repair of devastating bone injuries.
Peter and Nancy Salter
Dec. 5, 2018
The gift from UA alumnus Peter Salter and his wife, Nancy Salter, will fund a new biomedical instrument design studio and corresponding course development at the UA College of Engineering.
The UA Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit. (Photo: Alpha Stock Images/CC BY-SA 3.0)
Nov. 16, 2018
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.
Graphic representation of falloposcope image resolution.
Nov. 8, 2018
With a grant from the U.S. Army, the UA's Jennifer Barton is continuing research into a disposable falloposcope to detect early-stage ovarian cancer.
Gene Alexander
Nov. 5, 2018
Professor Gene Alexander will lead a new Brain Imaging and Fluid Biomarkers Core for the Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center. Brain imaging and fluid biomarkers can help medical professionals diagnosis Alzheimer's disease earlier.
Todd Vanderah and undergraduate researcher Angela Smith work in the lab.
Nov. 2, 2018
A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.
The standard blood pressure cuff may get an upgrade thanks to research that could lead to the development of continuous, cuffless and non-invasive wearable blood pressure monitors.
Nov. 1, 2018
A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.

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