The University of Arizona

Sea Squirt Cells Shed Light on Cancer Development

UANews | July 25, 2011
Specialized structures that cancer cells use to invade tissue also could help them escape protection mechanisms aimed at eliminating them, a UA-led research team has discovered. The findings may change the way scientists look at cancer formation and offer new targets for cancer therapies.

Ensuring Public Health, 100,000 People at a Time

UANews | July 25, 2011
The UA SAFER program tracks public-health illness outbreaks – big and small – in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. The participants' last job: tracking illness reports during the 100,000-plus attended Major League Baseball All-Star Game held earlier this month.

UA Public Health Students Blogging From Across Globe

UANews | July 21, 2011
Students in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are blogging about their summer internship experiences from destinations as far away as Switzerland and Africa.

UA Medical School Adds Integrative Medicine Focus

UANews | July 21, 2011
UA medical students in the new integrative medicine track will learn healing-oriented and preventive medicine techniques during an intensive four-year program. Integrative medicine takes into account the whole person (mind, body and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.

UMC Ranked Among Nation’s 'Best Hospitals'

UANews | July 19, 2011
In U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, UMC placed nationally for cardiology and heart surgery and geriatrics and was rated "high performing" in 10 other medical specialties. It also was the only Southern Arizona hospital to be ranked among the nation's Best Hospitals.

New UA Agriculture, Life Sciences Dean Chosen

UANews | July 18, 2011
Shane C. Burgess, who leads veterinary research at Mississippi State University and has worked around the world, succeeds Eugene G. Sander as dean of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Burgess has a prolific research portfolio that spans a range of biological sciences.