UA Professor Developing Rapid, Disposable Tests for Blood-Borne Disease
Building on research that sent her biking across Tanzania a couple of summers ago to test remote water sources on the spot for bacteria, the UA's Linda Powers is moving into the diagnostic realm: developing fast, disposable blood tests for pathogens that cause diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
Bringing Neurology Care to Arizona’s Four Corners Region
The UA's Dr. David Labiner has offered quarterly neurology clinics at Indian Health Service and health-care facilities on the Navajo and Hopi reservations for about 15 years and bimonthly ones in Flagstaff for 20 years. Common consultations include treating patients for epilepsy, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, stroke recovery, headaches and neuropathy.
UA Study Finds Improved CPR Quality Saves Lives
Life-saving CPR has been a foundation of emergency medicine for more than a half-century. But UA researchers are continuing to refine the procedure, with a new study concluding that improving the quality and effectiveness of CPR can have a dramatic impact on survival from a cardiac arrest.
Modified Formula Aims to Prevent Death in Premature Infants
UA plant scientists are studying a novel approach at halting the leading cause of death in premature infants, adding a particular protein to soybeans that can be used in formula as a preventative measure. About 10 percent of infants in the United States are born premature and among the greatest risks those babies face is Necrotizing Entercolitis, an infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the intestine.
UA Geneticists Find Causes for Severe Childhood Epilepsies
Using a DNA sequencing technique capable of deciphering all human genes at the same time, UA researchers have discovered genetic mutations underlying seizure disorders in previously undiagnosed children. Efforts are under way to establish a genomics diagnostic center at the UA and extend the capabilities to other areas such as cardiology, immunology and gastroenterology.