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Tomorrow's Pacemakers: Batteries Not Included

UANews | February 3, 2014
A collaboration between the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois has resulted in tiny power generators that can convert the motion of a beating heart into electrical energy. The technology could someday spare patients from undergoing the medical procedures necessary to replace batteries in medical devices.

Who Won't Take Their Medicine?

UANews | January 30, 2014
Massachusetts passed a health care reform law in 2006, followed a few years later by congressional passage of the Affordable Care Act. UA anthropologist Susan J. Shaw and UA pharmacist Jeannie Lee have received $1.48 million from the NIH to find out what Massachusetts can tell the rest of the country about how changes in health care policy may affect patients' ability to stay on their medications.

Groundbreaking Research Explores Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep

UANews | January 24, 2014
It has long been believed that a person with a concussion should stay awake or not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. However, there appears to be no medical evidence to support this belief, according to a new study by researchers at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

UA Study Shows Aggressive Management of Gunshot Wounds to Brain Significantly Increases Survival

UANews | January 22, 2014
Nine out of 10 people with gunshot wounds to the brain usually die. UA trauma surgeons, using a new aggressive resuscitation protocol for patients with gunshot head injuries, have increased survival to nearly five out of 10 victims, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Surgery.

‘Superstar’ Dr. Mindy Fain Receives Endowed Chair in Medicine

UANews | January 22, 2014
Dr. Mindy Fain, co-director of the UA's Arizona Center on Aging and a widely recognized leader in gerontology, has been named the Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain works with faculty in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, encouraging them to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She also is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE – acute care of elders – unit at UAMC – South Campus.

Licensing Agreement Brings UA-Developed Drug to Cancer Patients Outside U.S.

UANews | January 21, 2014
A drug combination resulting from basic cancer research developed at the UA offers hope for patients with a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer. Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, a spinoff founded by former UA professor Eugene Gerner, has entered into a licensing agreement with help from Tech Launch Arizona to introduce the drug to markets in Japan and Europe. CPP specializes in prevention therapies for people with an elevated risk of cancer.

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