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UA Team Develops Model to Predict Spread of Debilitating Mosquito-Borne Virus, Wins International Competition

A  public health epidemiologist and a mathematician at the University of Arizona teamed up to win an international competition for their development of a model to predict an outbreak of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease that causes debilitating joint and muscle pain.

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UA Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Develop Mobile, Wearable Technology to Assess Frailty

The senior population in the United States is growing rapidly. People are living longer. However, one 80-year-old person may be more frail and less able to withstand the same medical treatment or surgery than another person the same age. New mobile technologies are being developed at the University of Arizona to assess frailty and to help make evidenced-based improvements in the care of the elderly.

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UA Sarver Heart Center Scientists Awarded NIH Grant to Study Contractile Proteins that Keep Hearts Beating in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The Gregorio Lab in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Research Program (MCRP) was awarded $1.77 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study called “Deciphering the Role of Lmod2 in Thin Filament Length Regulation and Dilated Cardiomyopathy” (NIH Grant 1R01HL123078)

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State's First Clinical Practice Doctorate with Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Now Offered through the UA College of Nursing

The state’s first practice doctorate with a nurse anesthesia specialty is now being offered through the University of Arizona College of Nursing.

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UA College of Pharmacy Researchers Discover Molecular Component of Cinnamon Prevents Colorectal Cancer in Mice

Research conducted at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center indicates that a compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal cancer.

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UA Researchers Find Genetically High Triglyceride Levels Associated With Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health found high levels of genetically elevated triglycerides are associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study was published recently in PLOS Genetics.

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Sundt I DPR Selected to Construct 11-Story Tower at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Banner Health has selected local contractor Sundt Construction Inc. and partner DPR Construction to construct a new, 11-story tower that will replace the 40-year-old portion of the hospital at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.  

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Dr. Daniel Spaite Receives American College of Emergency Physicians’ Outstanding Contributions in Research Award

Daniel Spaite, MD, professor and distinguished chair in the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine, was selected to receive the “Outstanding Contributions in Research” Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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UA Anesthesiology Professor Dr. Craig M. Palmer Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Train, Mentor Anesthesiologists in Serbia

Craig M. Palmer, MD, a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been chosen for a Fulbright award to travel to Serbia by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Arizona Poison Centers Welcome Approval of New Snake Antivenom, Plan Research

With the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 6 of a new antivenom to treat rattlesnake bites, the two poison control centers in Arizona are on track to begin research into the best utilization of snakebite medicines. 

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