The University of Arizona

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain

UANews | September 16, 2014
Why do jobless people tend to have a higher body mass index than those who are employed? An assistant professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine will look at how post-job-loss changes in sleep and social rhythm – a person's daily routine – might affect weight.

Scavenger Hunt to Locate Defibrillators, Help Save Lives

UANews | September 3, 2014
Tucson and Pima County residents are invited to join a scavenger hunt for automated external defibrillators. The HeartMap Tucson Challenge, co-hosted by the UA and the Tucson Fire Department, aims to raise awareness about AEDs and build a comprehensive database of their locations.

UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

UANews | August 25, 2014
A team of researchers led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin, the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UANews | August 18, 2014
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

UANews | August 12, 2014
The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients increased by more than 60 percent when they were sent to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers as part of a study conducted by the UA and others.

Can We Really Eradicate Polio?

UANews | August 11, 2014
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.

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