Collections of new small molecules with the potential to become important in the creation of new medications are under development by three UA researchers thanks to a $1.1 million three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Research by Dr. Janet Funk at the UA College of Medicinesupports the potential health benefits of the spice turmeric, showing that it may be an effective resource for preventing bone loss, a significant concern for postmenopausal women.
More than 15 years in the making, Diamond Children's at University Medical Center will celebrate its formal opening Wednesday, Sept. 22, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will open to the public Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Liwen Lai, a research professor at the UA College of Pharmacy, will study a novel agent for treating acute kidney injury. Acute kidney injury is a serious condition with a mortality rate of 50 percent. It is estimated to affect more than a half-million people per year in the U.S.