UAHS In The News
May Khanna, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience and pharmacology and researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, have keyed into the biological mishap that causes stunted brain growth and, ultimately, muscle movement failure in babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib.
Andrew Fuglevand, PhD, professor of physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and professor of neuroscience at the UA College of Science, has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study electrical stimulation of the muscles as a way to restore limb movements in paralyzed individuals. Dr. Fuglevand’s goal is to restore voluntary movement to a person’s own limbs rather than relying on external mechanical or robotic devices
University of Arizona scientists Dr. Baldassarre “Dino” Stea, head of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Radiation Oncology and Dr. Michael Hammer, co-director of the UA Cancer Center Genomics Shared Resource and research scientist with the UA BIO5 Institute, hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.