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UA Pain Research Team Awarded $2.5M to Tackle Chronic Pain

UANews | August 1, 2013
One in three Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives, resulting in an estimated $635 billion per year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The UA's Frank Porreca and his Pain Research Group have been awarded a $2.5 million grant to research the multiple dimensions of pain, including sensory, emotional and cognitive aspects.

UA Experts Collaborate to Reduce Disease-Triggering Inflammation

UANews | July 26, 2013
UA experts in medical, behavioral and family sciences are teaming up to better understand the effects of inflammation and how to manage it. Among the leaders in this area is Charles Raison, associate professor of psychiatry and the Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor of Integrative Mental Health in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Wear Your Vegetables: Could Broccoli Hold the Key to Skin Cancer Prevention?

UANews | July 24, 2013
UA cancer researcher Sally Dickinson is exploring the potential benefits of applying a broccoli-based ointment to the skin. Her research focuses on how sulforaphane – a naturally occurring compound in broccoli with established chemopreventive properties – could possibly be used to help patients reduce their risk for skin cancer.

Putting the Brakes on Inflammation

UANews | July 22, 2013
A team led by a UA researcher has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that prevents the immune system from going into overdrive. The findings shed light on the mechanisms underlying autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, allergies, chronic inflammation and cancer, and offer potential applications for therapies.

Anne E. Cress Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

UANews | July 19, 2013
Anne E. Cress, professor of cellular and molecular medicine and radiation oncology at the UA College of Medicine, has been named interim director of the UA Cancer Center. Cress, who also is deputy dean for research affairs at the UA College of Medicine, succeeds Dr. David S. Alberts, who remains at the UA Cancer Center to conduct research.

UA Medical Center Receives Award for Excellence in Life Support

UANews | July 17, 2013
The University of Arizona Medical Center's Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Services Program has received the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support. ECMO, a form of advanced life support for the heart and lungs, is used when a patient is so critically ill that no other support is adequate.