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Stretchable Electronics Get to the Heart of Cardiac Medicine

UANews | March 7, 2011
UA cardiologist Marvin Slepian is part of a team effort integrating stretchable electronics with balloon catheters used to treat heart rhythm abnormalities. Nature Materials featured the breakthrough on the cover of its March 6 issue.

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.

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.