Health

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.
Co-inventors Dr. Charles Hennemeyer (left) and Dr. Michael Larson (center) discuss design ideas with D3S CEO Nick Lim. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
June 12, 2018
Inventors at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson are working with Tech Launch Arizona on a next-generation instrument.
Minying Cai (left) and Victor Hruby (right) invented the peptides for novel skin cancer prevention. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
May 31, 2018
Melanin represents the body's natural defense against cancer-causing UV rays. The UA has licensed two melanin-producing peptides to startup MCR Therapeutics.
May 30, 2018
A growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. A new UA study points to two possible culprits.
The UA College of Nursing is launching a project to increase the number of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in rural, border and medically underserved communities in Arizona.
May 30, 2018
A four-year grant provides University of Arizona College of Nursing students the opportunity to train at medically underserved sites with an end goal of increasing mental health nurse practitioners in those areas.
Todd Vanderah
May 21, 2018
Grants totaling $1.3 million from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission are supporting UA efforts to develop non-addictive medications to block chronic pain.
May 16, 2018
The effects of chronic pain are more than just physical. Pain also can negatively impact one's decision-making abilities, according to UA psychologist Stephen Cowen.
May 15, 2018
A team of researchers at the UA College of Optical Sciences has invented a new breed of spectrometer capable of rapidly analyzing the chemical makeup of materials. Their first target market: natural products and pharmaceuticals.

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