Rodney C. Haring in the UA College of Medicine has received a $75,000 grant to study the best ways to prevent obesity and promote good oral hygiene in Native American youth. Both are related to poor nutrition and can lead to diabetes.
Serrine Lau, a UA pharmacy researcher, studies how a Vitamin A metabolite reduces organ damage caused by oxidative stress, which occurs after ischemia, a condition in which blood supply to an organ has been reduced or cut off.
At the completion of the two-year Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program, participants are positioned to be competitive for grant funding and as future leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control.
Could a misguided signaling protein trigger the most deadly of brain cancers? A team led by the UA's Sourav Ghosh received funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify potential targets for new anti-cancer drugs.
Dr. Eric M. Reiman has been named a 2010 Rock Star of Science, joining scientific leaders and musicians in a campaign to celebrate biomedical research. Reiman participated in a photo shoot for the December issue of GQ Magazine, which pays tribute to "scientific heroes" in medical research.
UA researchers are studying high blood sugar in sheep to help establish a baseline for eventual clinical guidelines in treating pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Babies born to these women have a greater risk of developing obesity and Type 2 diabetes when they're older.