The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center studies the effects of arsenic, air particulates, sunlight and other environmental factors to improve the lives of people residing in Arizona, the Southwest and desert climates worldwide.
Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, PhD, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has found a direct relationship between “good” bacteria and cervical health and “bad” bacteria and increased cancer risk.
The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.