The University of Arizona

Grant Funds Native American Youth Nutrition Study

UANews | December 10, 2010
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.

$1.7M Grant Funds Pharmacy Research

UANews | December 9, 2010
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.

Arizona Cancer Center Program Gets $2.5M Renewal

UANews | November 29, 2010
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.

UA Receives $1.6M to Study New Ways to Fight Brain Cancer

UANews | November 23, 2010
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.

UA Professor Named GQ 'Rock Star of Science'

UANews | November 19, 2010
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.

Fetal Programming in Diabetes

UANews | November 19, 2010
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.