Roberta Diaz Brinton
Oct. 21, 2016
A five-year National Institute on Aging program project grant will be led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the UA Health Sciences.
Joseph Boakai Sr. (sixth from left), vice president of Liberia, met on Monday with representatives of five colleges at the UA Health Sciences to establish a collaboration agreement.
Oct. 18, 2016
Joint programs could send UA-trained health professionals to the west African nation, which has been decimated by war and illness and now has fewer than 50 medical doctors.
Oct. 12, 2016
UA researcher Adam Buntzman is merging computer science and immunology to improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.
Jennifer Barton: "Effective screening for early detection (of ovarian cancer) is a compelling problem and a fantastic technical challenge because there's no perfect solution today."
Oct. 11, 2016
A four-year National Institutes of Health grant totaling nearly $1.3 million will help in developing a novel tool that would be used to identify the earliest signs of the cancer.
Journal members include (from left) Rohini Patel, Alex Liu, Tania Hassanzadeh, Weston LaGrandeur, Maryam Gilpatrick, Joseph Frankl and Vicky Khoury. (Photo: Aimee Le)
Oct. 3, 2016
A research journal founded by two UA medical students will provide a platform to promote the intellectual curiosity and scientific achievements of students within the college.
With many of its houses built on uneven, rocky foundations, the southern Arizona city of Bisbee is a haven for kissing bugs, which pose serious public health concerns. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Sept. 21, 2016
Some residents of the city of Bisbee, Arizona, 90 miles southeast of Tucson, have concerns about the bugs, whose bite can trigger an allergic reaction and also transmit disease. UA researchers are working with local health officials, and here is what they have found. With UANews video.
Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but as the world's population of older adults grows, researchers are looking at ways to prevent it.
Sept. 19, 2016
Researchers from two of the states with the fastest-growing populations of older adults will partner on a study of a possible intervention for preventing, halting or reversing cognitive decline.
Holland Barr with her pediatric immunologist, Dr. Michael Daines
Aug. 22, 2016
The center is the first in the Southwest to conduct research into acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders that historically have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed in children.
Agnieszka Witkiewicz and Erik Knudsen investigate tumors on the molecular level in hopes of opening up new approaches to more effective treatment. (Photo: BioCommunications, Kris Hanning)
Aug. 17, 2016
The UA Health Sciences is blazing a trail with the personalized, patient-directed approach necessary to improve treatment outcomes for certain cancers with a poor prognosis.