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A Boost for Precision Health: UA Genetics Core Accredited for Health Care Services

UANews | June 20, 2014
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.

Men: Do These 7 Things for Your Heart

UANews | June 17, 2014
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.

Global Experts in Antibiotic Resistance to Attend Workshop at UA

UANews | June 17, 2014
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.

UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program

UANews | June 12, 2014
The UA Medical Center has reactivated its Heart Transplant Program after receiving approval from the United Network of Organ Sharing. UAMC temporarily suspended the program in December to recruit for – and strengthen – its highly specialized transplant team. The reactivation follows the recent recruitment of Dr. Scott D. Lick and Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer.

Slepian-Led Startup Targets Paradigm Shift in Heart Valve Surgery

UANews | June 11, 2014
PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the UA and Stony Brook University, is developing a novel polymeric prosthetic heart valve. Sarver Heart Center cardiologist Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the UA, is the founding CEO of the new venture. PolyNova entered an exclusive option to the patent rights jointly held by the two universities earlier this spring.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

UANews | June 11, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

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