The University of Arizona

Want to Silence a Gene? Pull Here.

UANews | March 18, 2011
Simply stretching DNA can silence a gene, scientists at the UA have discovered. The finding could point to a previously unknown gene control mechanism and offers the potential to manipulate gene expression in miniaturized applications used in drug discovery or other biotechnological processes.

UA Match Day: Nearly Half Will Stay in AZ for Residencies

UANews | March 18, 2011
UA medical students this week learned where they will do their residency work during Match Day. Nearly half of the students will remain in Arizona, and 56 will pursue primary care. This was the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix's first Match Day.

Arizona Cancer Center Receives $2M Gift for Faculty Hiring

UANews | March 14, 2011
A $2 million gift from the Del E. Webb Foundation of Prescott will support recruiting and hiring faculty and staff members for the Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix.

Procedure Replaces Heart Valve, Avoids Open-Heart Surgery

UANews | March 10, 2011
Veronica Smith, 26, is the first person in Arizona to receive a new pulmonary valve without having open-heart surgery. The procedure was performed in the University Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

Drug Reduces Gum Disease, Risk of Osteoporosis, Heart Disease in Women

UANews | March 9, 2011
New research has shown that a federally approved pharmaceutical for treating periodontal disease also significantly reduces risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. The drug also is the first ever to be shown to raise significantly levels of HDL, or "good" cholesterol, in women more than five years postmenopausal.

UA to Host 3rd Disabled Vets Camp

UANews | March 7, 2011
Twenty veterans from around the U.S. will get a tour of the UA March 9-11 that will include athletics clinics and sessions on how to take advantage of higher education benefits. Their visit will culminate with a first of its kind stand-up softball game for veteran amputees.