Medicine

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.
Julie Ledford and Akarsh Manne, an associate scientific investigator for Dr. Monica Kraft, discuss results from a recent genetic analysis of samples in Ledford's lab at the UA's BIO5 Institute.
Aug. 12, 2016
Researchers will conduct a five-year study to investigate the interrelationship of genetic mediators to reduce lung inflammation and attacks in asthma patients.
Children on an Amish farm near Morristown, New York
Aug. 4, 2016
House dust differences between Amish and Hutterite communities affect immune development and asthma risk, according to a study co-authored by UA Health Sciences researcher Dr. Donata Vercelli.
Often, great inventions start in ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 2, 2016
Tech Launch Arizona has completed its third full year of operation, surpassing all of its established performance metrics. For fiscal 2016, the UA's commercialization arm reported 250 invention disclosures, 278 patents filed and 14 startup companies. Tech Parks Arizona also had a banner year.
Arif Muhammad, Amisha Singh, Kevin Severson, Jessika Iwanski and Nicole Bejany at the ceremony, which honors new medical students as they accept the responsibility of the doctor-patient relationship. Each student receives a acoat and a stethoscope, thanks to UA College of Medicine – Tucson alumni, faculty and friends. (Photo credit: Mark Thaler/UAHS BioCommunications)
Aug. 1, 2016
The UA College of Medicine – Tucson held its white coat ceremony on Friday, formally admitting its largest class. The College of Medicine – Phoenix held its event on July 15.
Aug. 1, 2016
The center is one of only 45 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation — and the only one with headquarters in Arizona. It received its initial NCI designation in 1978.

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