Medicine

Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, who are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals through both inhalation and skin absorption. (Photo: Tucson Fire Department)
Dec. 6, 2016
Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, and researchers at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will collaborate on the framework for a study.
Dr. Pawel Kiela
Dec. 6, 2016
A study seeks to find answers into the mechanisms that trigger autoimmune disease — diseases that are on the rise in the Western world, afflicting approximately 24 million Americans.
Keith Maggert
Nov. 2, 2016
Keith Maggert has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and recognized for research that has the potential to change the thinking about epigenetics in disease.
U.S. Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona serves as co-chair of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force.
Nov. 2, 2016
The study provides the UA with approximately $1.9 million to study the effectiveness of the anti-fungal fluconazole over two years.
Adam Buntzman, a research assistant professor in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, has firsthand experience with Valley fever and is part of a team at work on a vaccine. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Oct. 26, 2016
Adam Buntzman's back began to hurt and he had difficulty drawing a breath. He was fatigued. Eventually, he was diagnosed with Valley fever, and now the research assistant professor is part of a team working on a vaccine that could be the answer for human and pet sufferers. With UANews video.
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.

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