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UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age

UANews | January 8, 2014
Researchers at the UA College of Medicine have found that aging profoundly affects the immune system's T cells – the types of white blood cells that defend against pathogens, bacteria and parasites. Naïve T cells become depleted with age, leading to less effective immune responses against new infections.

UA Study Shows Intensive Exercise Training Program for Dementia Patients Improves Care in Clinical Setting

UANews | January 8, 2014
In addition to cognitive deficits, people with dementia experience declining motor performance and an increased risk of falling. Results of a UA study showed that a higher intensity, tailored exercise program increased the benefits of functional performances in patients with dementia as compared with a traditional rehabilitation program.

UA College of Nursing Ranked Among ‘Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools’

UANews | December 5, 2013
The UA College of Nursing has been named one of the most "cutting-edge" nursing schools in the nation in recognition of its teaching, research impact, service and opportunities. The college's mission is to be the premier learning community for transforming health care, while valuing excellence, balance, social responsibility and creativity.

UA’s Tech Launch Arizona Facilitates Licensing of Medical Management Model

UANews | November 20, 2013
A medication management software and business model that UA College of Pharmacy faculty and researchers developed has now been licensed with help from the University's Tech Launch Arizona.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix a Second Career For Some Students

UANews | November 8, 2013
Included in the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix's growing student population are a number of nontraditional students who are looking to change careers. Those students are a key part of the college's goal of addressing a shortage of physicians in Arizona.

Breakthrough in Retinal Implants Expected to Restore Sight to the Blind

UANews | November 4, 2013
UA associate professor Wolfgang Fink is researching ways to improve retinal implants for people who have lost their sight. Implant patients can usually detect the presence of light, but the images they see are very low resolution. Fink and his colleagues think they can improve the technology so that implant patients could make out something as detailed as a bird flying in the sky.