Research Matters Archive

January 30, 2019
The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.
January 25, 2019
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, received $5.9 million from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.
January 22, 2019
UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.
January 8, 2019
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.
January 3, 2019
UA engineers are using a $2.1 million grant to improve scanning technologies for challenging patient populations.
December 6, 2018
When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.
December 5, 2018
UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.
November 30, 2018
A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach — studying what genes are expressed — to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.
November 29, 2018
Michael Kruer, MD, receives the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of condition that affects 1 in 250 children.
November 29, 2018
University of Arizona scientists 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.

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