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.
UA researcher Adam Buntzman: "If we were on a treasure hunt, where the cure to many illnesses is the buried treasure, then we’ve just drawn the first map of Treasure Island." (Photo: Roy Wageman/UA BioCommunications)
Sept. 28, 2016
Using high-performance techniques, UA researcher Adam Buntzman has led an effort to harness supercomputers to create the first map of the human immune system.
From left: Postdoctoral researcher Haokun Deng, associate professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics Katerina Aifantis, and mechanical engineering undergraduates Fabian Medina and Andrew Barr prepare materials for electron microscopy in the lab.
Sept. 26, 2016
Katerina Aifantis, who became the Netherlands' youngest-ever recipient of a doctorate in applied physics at age 21, is investigating how metallic solids break down at the atomic level.
Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear: "Our communities remain data poor in critical areas. For example, vital statistics and basic life tables cannot be calculated for most tribal populations due to a lack of data. Data equity, data integration and health equity go hand in hand."
Sept. 26, 2016
Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear researches indigenous demography and champions data sovereignty for Native Americans, exemplifying the UA's international, dual Ph.D. program.
Sept. 21, 2016
Sergio Salguero writes about his work in Helena Morrison's lab, which is helping to improve our understanding of why women's risk for stroke increases after menopause.
A caterpillar of the tobacco hornworm moth (Manduca sexta), used in the study. (Photo: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons)
Sept. 21, 2016
How does natural selection result in evolutionary change? It's one of biology's vexing questions, and UA researchers have worked on how genetic information gets translated into traits.
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.
“For the nation's inmates to suddenly change an economic practice stretching back hundreds of years so that they might better feed themselves suggests a serious change in the quality of care,” the UA's Michael Gibson-Light says.
Aug. 24, 2016
UA graduate student researcher Michael Gibson-Light found a change in the monetary practices of inmates. The shift, he says, is because of a decline in funding of prison services.