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Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread

Research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief through the receptor neuropilin-1, which gives scientists a new target for non-opioid pain therapeutics and offers one possible explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19.


Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

A new study finds menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may add to a spike in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women – findings with implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.


Genetic, Viral Interactions in Development of Sinusitis Focus of UArizona Surgeon-Scientist

A $2.2 million federal grant will allow Dr. Eugene Chang, a sinus surgeon at the UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson, to investigate human genetic viral interactions in the development of sinus disease.


Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities

Sixteen first-year students are among 32 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.


Health Sciences Exceeds $200M in Research Funding for First Time, Boosted by COVID-19 Collaborations

University of Arizona Health Sciences passes $200 million milestone in research funding in fiscal year 2020, addressing some of the world’s most challenging health conditions, including COVID-19.


University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.


Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.


Addiction Medicine Fellowship Training Award to Help Combat Opioid Crises, Assist Underserved

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will use a $1.4 million federal grant to increase its training capacity, help combat Arizona’s opioid epidemic and increase services to rural and underserved communities across the state.


Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.


UArizona Cancer Center Honored with 2020 Innovator Award

Efforts to keep patients safe in the time of COVID-19 led to significant savings and innovation in chemotherapy delivery and earned University of Arizona Health Sciences center national recognition.


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity

A study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches.


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Unveils $5M in Gifts Honoring Dr. Fayez Ghishan

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, director of the Steele Children’s Research Center, will hold the Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, PANDA Endowed Directorship.


Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16

UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.


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