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UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Seeks to Enhance Care for Children with Complex Lung Disorders

A new federal grant ensures the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences will continue building skills of health-care providers to care for such children and their families.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.


Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says

University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.


UArizona’s $3M Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Grant Targets American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening

A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy

A $2.8 million grant will fund research to develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients that may help them recover faster with fewer long-term complications.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment

Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.


Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex

Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.


UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020

With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.


Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say

Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.


UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s

New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.


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