Medicine

Family nurse practitioner Georgette George providing services at SAAF. (Photo: Patricia Philbin)
June 5, 2019
New partnerships will allow UA Mobile Health Program to care for an additional 2,000 patients a year and serve a larger, more diverse swath of the Tucson community.
June 3, 2019
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure, offering a possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease.
An $8 million investment in medical education will allow for the expansion of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and address the state's physician shortage by providing tuition waivers for medical students.
May 28, 2019
The Arizona Legislature approved $17.4 million in funding for the UA, with $8 million earmarked to expand the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and support medical students.
May 28, 2019
Are some flavors of vape liquid more harmful than others? One UA scientist says yes, based on the results of a novel research project focused on endothelial cells.
UA researchers are seeking to predict which hospitalized patients prescribed heparin will develop an adverse reaction to the drug.
May 24, 2019
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Michael Kruer, an associate professor of neurology and child health, has received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project, "Genomic insights into the neurobiology of cerebral palsy."
May 22, 2019
Dr. Michael Kruer, of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, has received the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of a condition that affects 1 in 250 children.
(Image: Anatomy & Physiology/CC 3.0)
May 15, 2019
A new grant will allow researchers at the UA and Banner Health to create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death.
This image highlights areas in a brain with PPA during a language task where researchers observed functional abnormality (green) and structural degenerating (yellow). The green areas may be at-risk or dysfunctional, even if the neurons are not yet dead. (Image courtesy of Aneta Kielar)
May 15, 2019
Researchers might have found a way to detect neurodegeneration before brain cells are lost for good. Earlier detection could provide therapeutic drug treatments a chance to work.
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz led a team of researchers that identified three compounds to distinguish cervical cancer patients from healthy women. (Photo: Tabbitha Mosier, UA Media Productions)
May 14, 2019
UA researchers have identified ‘metabolic signatures’ that distinguish between HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

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