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Targeting Diabetes: New Agents Track Onset of Disease

UANews | March 4, 2011
UA researchers have received a prestigious grant to develop indicator molecules to track the onset of diabetes in patients before the disease develops – potentially paving the way to developing treatments.

Student Group Raising Thousands for Brain Tumor Research

UANews | March 1, 2011
With more than $24,000 already raised, members of Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research are co-hosting a March 5 fashion show to raise even more.

Asthma Research Sheds Light on Treatment Options

UANews | February 28, 2011
A UA national childhood asthma study suggests a new treatment regimen that decreases the risk of exacerbations in children with controlled asthma more effectively than daily inhaled corticosteroids.   

$3M Funds Study of Dietary Supplements, Breast Cancer Risk

UANews | February 23, 2011
Arizona Cancer Center researcher Cynthia Thomson has received a $3 million grant to study whether a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.

Young Mom Enjoys Gift of ‘Freedom’ This Valentine’s Day

UANews | February 11, 2011
Marcela Padilla has become the first Total Artificial Heart patient in Tucson to leave the hospital while waiting for a heart transplant, thanks to a portable machine that powers her heart.

National Movement Honors Compassionate Care by UA Surgeon

UANews | February 10, 2011
Medical students will mark the Day of Solidarity for Compassionate Patient Care on Monday, Feb. 14 by joining hands in a human chain. The event recognizes the care of UA trauma surgeon Dr. Randall Friese, who was the first physician to treat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot on Jan. 8.