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.
UA Research Suggests Link Between Elevated Blood Sugar, Alzheimer's Risk
A new UA study, published in the journal Neurology, suggests a possible link between elevated blood sugar levels and risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Through three-dimensional brain imaging, researchers found an association between elevated blood sugar levels and reduced metabolism in vulnerable regions of the brain.
Garden Kitchen Teaches Seed-to-Table Cooking
The UA has partnered with Pima County and South Tucson to create the Garden Kitchen, a seed-to-table health education program that demonstrates how to grow, buy, store and cook nutritious food. Funded in large part by a federal grant to battle obesity, the program is open to all and draws heavily from South Tucson neighborhoods.