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Bad Bacteria and Their Harmless Kin Share, Swap Genes

UANews | August 3, 2010
Comparing the genomes of disease-causing and harmless bacteria, UA microbiologists found no clear genetic demarcation between the two groups. The bacteria have swapped genes in the past, suggesting they can switch roles fairly easily.

Illicit Drug Purity Varies with Distance from U.S.-Mexico Border

UANews | August 2, 2010
Distance to the border is more important for methamphetamine and heroin purity than for cocaine, according to study by UA College of Medicine researcher James Cunningham.

Mexico Drug Control Efforts Reduce Meth Treatment Admissions

UANews | August 2, 2010
Efforts by the Mexican government to control the manufacturing of methamphetamine resulted in a drop in treatment admissions in Mexico and in neighboring Texas, a study led by UA researcher James Cunningham finds.

UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Awarded $1.7M Grant

UANews | July 30, 2010
The funding will enable the center to continue serving as a regional and national resource for training graduate-level students to care for children with chronic pulmonary disorders.

New Book Helps Families and Caregivers Cope With Cancer

UANews | July 26, 2010
UA researcher Catherine Marshall found herself unprepared to help her father deal with cancer. Her experiences led to a book to help guide families and caregivers on how to face those issues.

High Schoolers Question Medical Knowledge at Summer Institute

UANews | July 22, 2010
Students from throughout Arizona are working as paid researchers in the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance, a UA College of Medicine program that runs through this week.