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New Compound Shows Promise in Combating Cancer

UANews | January 28, 2011
UA researchers have shown that a compound from the fruit of the Brucea javanica tree, when used in combination with chemotherapy, reduces cell proliferation and causes a reduction in tumor growth.

'We Couldn’t Have Hoped for Any Better Improvement'

UANews | January 14, 2011
The four patients who remain at University Medical Center after the Jan. 8 shooting are improving. Doctors said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opens her eyes more frequently now and was showing other signs of improvement. Ronald Barber, who was discharged today, wrote a statement thanking UMC and the community for its support.

Giffords Opens Eyes, Begins Physical Therapy

UANews | January 13, 2011
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spontaneously opened her eyes on Wednesday night while surrounded by friends and continues to show encouraging signs of recovery. She remains in critical condition in the ICU at University Medical Center, where four other patients injured in the Jan. 8 shooting remain in fair condition.

Family of Two Injured Giffords Staffers Praise UMC Efforts

UANews | January 12, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition at University Medical Center, two other shooting patients remain in serious condition and three are in fair condition. Family members of the injured praised the efforts of UMC and thanked the community for its support.

Giffords in Critical Condition, Breathing on Own

UANews | January 11, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition. Doctors are "impressed that she has done so well and is breathing on her own." One other patient is critical condition, one is serious and three remain in fair condition. 

New Glaucoma Test Allows Earlier, More Accurate Detection

UANews | January 10, 2011
A UA engineer has developed a new instrument that tests for glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness that afflicts more than 4 million Americans. The device makes testing for the disease easier and less invasive.