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UA Wins $11.8M NIH Contract to Study Immunity in Elderly

UANews | March 21, 2011
The UA department of immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging have won a five-year, $11.8 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study declining immunity among the aging.

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.