Can We Really Eradicate Polio?
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.
5 Things to Know About Rattlesnakes and Their Babies
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.
UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function
UA researchers are studying whether dietary interventions to increase lifespan can increase or decrease immune defense against infection. Nearly one quarter of the U.S. population will be over age 65 by 2040, and ensuring the health of that very large group is becoming an urgent priority.
Joyce A. Schroeder, an associate professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology, has been awarded a U.S. patent for a first-in-class breast cancer treatment, which is designed to block the interaction of two proteins in cells that cause the cancer to grow and spread.
UA researchers plan to study whether turmeric, a relative of the ginger plant that has been grown and processed for centuries as a dye and a flavoring for foods such as curry, may aid stroke recovery in adults with diabetes.
FRONTERA, a UA College of Medicine summer internship program, promotes public health disparities research along the U.S.-Mexico border. This summer, six students were paired up with UA faculty mentors.