Health

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan (left) and Eric Weterings examine cancer cells in a petri dish. Mahadevan is director of the UA Cancer Center Early Phase Clinical Trials Program. (Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS, ABOR, BioCommunications)
April 4, 2018
Researchers and physician-scientists at the UA Cancer Center and College of Medicine – Tucson are optimistic about immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system, teaching it to recognize — and destroy — cancer cells. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix students react to learning where they will train as residents.
March 21, 2018
On Match Day, a total of 194 students at the UA Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson received the important news of their destinations for completing their training as residents.
The Angel Charity Culinary Education Center, depicted in this artist's rendering, will include a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen where children can learn to prepare healthy meals from food they have grown at Tucson Village Farm.
March 12, 2018
Tucson Village Farm's seed-to-table mission to teach children how to prepare healthy meals from fresh foods is being supported by a grant from Angel Charity.
Exercise selfies and other social media posts describing your engagement in physical activities might motivate some friends, while negatively affecting body image in others.
Feb. 27, 2018
The more you see your friends post about exercise on social media, the worse you might feel about your own weight, according to a new study co-authored by a UA researcher.
Jan. 17, 2018
The UA and the Arizona Department of Health Services will train first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and administer naloxone, which counters the effects of overdose.
Dr. Amelia Gallitano of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Jan. 8, 2018
What if an easily administered, biologically based test could determine whether an individual has schizophrenia? "We've got a huge challenge," Dr. Amelia Gallitano says.
The return of the Willem de Kooning painting "Woman-Ochre" to its place in the abstract expressionist collection at the UA Museum of Art was an unexpected highlight of 2017. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Dec. 18, 2017
The UA generated headlines across the globe in 2017, as evidenced by our UANews list of top 10 stories. From the installation of a new president to the improbable recovery of a priceless art masterpiece, it has been another remarkable year in Wildcat Country. (UANow will resume on Jan. 9.)
The three-story outpatient clinic (foreground) near North Campbell Avenue and East Allen Road will enhance the patient experience, according to Dr. Charles B. Cairns, dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson. (Photo: Matt George/Commotion Studios)
Dec. 14, 2017
The state-of-the-art facility, located east of the UA Cancer Center – North Campus, will have more than two dozen specialties available by mid-January. With UANews video.
The cantaloupe's rough skin makes an ideal surface on which microbes can find a home. (Photo: Brandon Quester/News21)
Dec. 11, 2017
With funding from the Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe practices.

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