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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.

University of Arizona Medical Center Again a U.S. News 'Best Hospital'

UANews | July 16, 2013
The University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus has been ranked among the nation's best hospitals in the medical specialties of ear, nose and throat and geriatrics. It also is ranked "high performing" in 10 other medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list of 2013-2014.

Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

UANews | July 16, 2013
UA researchers have developed a novel technique to affect mood through ultrasound vibrations applied to the brain. Their findings, published in the journal Brain Stimulation, could potentially lead to new treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Program Preps Med Students to Practice in Rural Communities

UANews | July 15, 2013
The UA College of Medicine’s Rural Health Professions Program – now in its 17th year – encourages graduates to practice primary care in rural areas. Graduates of the program practice throughout the state, some mentoring the next generation of rural doctors.