Health

Shannon Smith (left) and Alyssa Guido (Photo: Robin Tricoles/UANews)
Nov. 27, 2017
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases have succeeded in making HIV screening a routine part of emergency department culture.
The Reglagene team, from left: Laurence Hurley, Vijay Gokhale and Richard Austin (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Nov. 3, 2017
The UA has licensed a drug that aims to shorten the lives of cancer cells to startup Reglagene. The technology was invented at the College of Pharmacy and the BIO5 Institute.
May and Rajesh Khanna, inventors of the non-opioid drug candidates (Photo courtesy of Rajesh Khanna)
Nov. 1, 2017
Researchers in the College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new class of non-opioid drug candidates to treat pain, and the UA has licensed the compounds.
Alzheimer's disease plaques (Image courtesy of ProNeurogen)
Oct. 26, 2017
Two patents have been awarded to the UA based on the novel approach of ProNeurogen to treating diseases causing memory loss and cognitive impairment.
Researchers in the lab of Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich at the UA (Photo: Robin Tricoles/UA News)
Oct. 23, 2017
What if you could experience full health until the very end of your life? UA researchers, led by Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, think long-lasting immunity might be possible — if the thymus and the T-cells it produces to fight infection can be returned to greater efficiency. With UANews video.
Oct. 11, 2017
A carbon monoxide- and iron-based therapy, under development by the UA's Dr. Vance G. Nielsen, can inhibit venom's effects for up to an hour in animals. It eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector — and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.
Mosquito test subjects in Michael Riehle's lab in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Sept. 28, 2017
Residents of Maricopa County are helping UA researchers in a mosquito study designed to improve methods of controlling future dengue fever and Zika outbreaks.
UA student-athlete Mia Mason and her mother, former UA volleyball player Jeannine Mason
Sept. 25, 2017
UA beach volleyball player Mia Mason, who survived a rare brain tumor as a 12-year-old, is now paying it forward with a fund to support pediatric cancer research.
UA students worked with three faculty members to take a computational model developed at the UA and incorporate layers of data that describe the biology and life cycle of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that carries Zika virus and Dengue fever, among other diseases. (Image: Heidi Brown)
Sept. 13, 2017
Utilizing computational resources, a UA course developed a map to predict the abundance of mosquitoes carrying diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue fever across the U.S.

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