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.
UA instructors fostered the first class of Ethiopian students graduating with master's degrees in disaster risk science and sustainable development at Bahir Dar University. Two more groups are in the pipeline, and plans are to train non-academic professionals as well.
A two-year, $500,000 grant will go toward a project to assess the effectiveness of 1997 federal legislation that financially helps qualified hospitals. Gautam Gowisankaran and his colleagues will conduct the research.
Monthly injections of the drug in breast cancer patients whose disease had spread to the bone helped reduce pain and prevent complications with less toxicity than current treatments. Dr. Alison T. Stopeck, director of the Arizona Cancer Center's clinical breast cancer program, led the research.