UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism
A team of researchers led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin, the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women.
New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival
The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients increased by more than 60 percent when they were sent to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers as part of a study conducted by the UA and others.
Can We Really Eradicate Polio?
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.
5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.
UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.