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UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

UANews | August 25, 2014
A team of researchers led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin, the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UANews | August 18, 2014
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

UANews | August 12, 2014
The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients increased by more than 60 percent when they were sent to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers as part of a study conducted by the UA and others.

Can We Really Eradicate Polio?

UANews | August 11, 2014
In a world that is constantly changing, attempts to eradicate diseases like polio may be unrealistic, according to a commentary written by a UA geography expert and two doctoral students.

Treating Ebola Patients is 'Difficult Ethical Decision' for Doctors and Nurses, Says UA Global Health Expert

UANews | August 11, 2014
Treating patients with infectious diseases presents an ethical dilemma for health care workers, says Dr. David Beyda. They want to help but place themselves at risk by doing so.

5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies

UANews | August 6, 2014
As rattlesnake families welcome their offspring this month, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona, offers some advice for staying safe around adult – and baby – rattlesnakes.