Can We Really Eradicate Polio?
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.
5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.
UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has awarded $4 million to the UA's Arizona Prevention Research Center to study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses.
The University of Arizona Health Network and the University of Arizona have entered into an agreement with Banner Health that will result in improved facilities, expanded research, stronger physician training and better health care for Arizonans.
The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.
An upcoming UA workshop will tackle the hot-button issue of antibiotic resistance in agriculture. "Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science" will be held Aug. 5-8 at Biosphere 2, and aims to bring together microbiologists and chemists to identify the most effective methods to track antibiotic resistance in the environment.
One of every eight men over age 40 will experience sudden cardiac arrest. In honor of National Men's Health Month, and CPR and AED Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Katzenberg of the UA Sarver Heart Center gives his top tips for preventing heart disease.