Health

July 27, 2018
A grant from the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona will be used to promote healthy eating and physical activity among residents of Cochise County, Arizona.
Neuroscientist Torsten Falk and neurologist Scott Sherman are teaming up to study the use of ketamine in patients with Parkinson's disease. (Photo: Nadia Whitehead)
July 23, 2018
Ketamine, a drug currently used to treat pain and depression, is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson’s patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
"In the case of a nuclear event, a lot of people can be radiated. That is why it's so important that we can quickly and accurately assess the absorbed radiation so we can give patients the proper medical treatment as fast as possible," UA assistant professor Jerome Lacombe said of the importance of his research.
July 19, 2018
Jerome Lacombe and other University of Arizona researchers are hoping to improve upon traditional radiation testing methods through gene expression.
July 16, 2018
The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center has received a large grant to continue studying the effects of the environment on people living in desert climates worldwide.
Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich is part of the research team whose findings squarely challenge the premise that cytomegalovirus, a common virus, is solely detrimental to the aging of the adaptive immune system.
July 5, 2018
Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by UA researchers.
Dr. Irving L. Kron
June 29, 2018
Dr. Irving L. Kron joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences senior leadership team from the University of Virginia, where he was chairman of the department of surgery.
June 26, 2018
The new B.A. in Food Studies and B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems will offer UA students additional opportunities to explore the interdisciplinary nature of food.
Dr. John N. Galgiani
June 26, 2018
Data show a second seasonal surge, says Dr. John Galgiani, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. This gets ahead of statistics in a year when big numbers already were predicted.
Frederic Zenhausern (seated) works with colleagues Dr. Kenneth Knox and Ting Wang (left) on research that combines their knowledge in engineering and medicine on a new model to study pulmonary diseases.
June 25, 2018
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists, including "organ on a chip" pioneer Frederic Zenhausern, are using plant biology, medicine and engineering to create a novel platform.

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