UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

UA Hockey Team to Host Fifth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ Jan. 19

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from proceeds raised as the Wildcats sport pink jerseys during the cancer-awareness game.

UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.

UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

UA Hockey Team to Host Fifth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ Jan. 19

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from proceeds raised as the Wildcats sport pink jerseys during the cancer-awareness game.

UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.
  • UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

    UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.
  • UA Hockey Team to Host Fifth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ Jan. 19

    The University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from proceeds raised as the Wildcats sport pink jerseys during the cancer-awareness game.
  • UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

    A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.

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Jan 4 2019 - 5:30pm
The 2019 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on sleep and how it affects heart health.
Jan 2 2019 - 11:01am
‘Think-A-Head’ 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8
Dec 12 2018 - 8:52am
Two distinguished University of Arizona professors and innovators have been named as National Academy of Inventors Fellows. Thomas Koch, professor and dean of the College of Optical Sciences, and Harrison Barrett, Regents’ Professor of medical imaging, optical sciences and applied mathematics, will now join a growing cadre of distinguished fellows from the UA.
Dec 5 2018 - 8:53am
The exhibit will display Arizona-Sonoran Desert-inspired paintings from artists at UA ArtWorks, marking the first art exhibit to take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center’s REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery.
Nov 13 2018 - 5:16pm
The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.

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Using a $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a team of University of Arizona researchers from the College of Engineering, Public Health and Pharmacy are creating faster MRI technologies to accommodate challenging patient populations, including stroke patients, individuals with Parkinson's disease and children. Scan times will be reduced from 40-60 minutes to around 15 minutes – or even shorter if a patient's condition necessitates it.

To help military personnel with these devastating injuries, Dr. John A. Szivek, a biomedical engineer and professor of orthopedic surgery, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a study to determine how to heal bone fractures using a combination of 3D printing and adult stem cells.

Drs. Henk L. Granzier, Nancy Sweitzer, and colleagues at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).