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Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin

Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.


UArizona Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging

Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.


Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women

A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.


UArizona Study Seeks to Understand Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women

Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.


Log-in Sept. 2 for ‘Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’

Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.


UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App


Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


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.


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 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.


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.


UArizona Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for Those Exposed to Biothreats, Such as COVID-19

With Department of Defense funding, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix leads effort to develop portable device to detect biological threats, like the virus that causes COVID-19.


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.


UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus

The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.


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