The University of Arizona

Eye-Care Research Initiative Tested in Honduras

UANews | July 13, 2010
Proyecto Vision, led by UA optometrist Daniel Twelker, trains visual-health workers to perform vision screening and dispense over-the-counter reading glasses and eye drops.

Breast Cancer a Risk Factor for Endometrial Cancer Type in Women Under 55

UANews | July 13, 2010
UA researchers found that nearly 20 percent of the 348 women they studied with Type II endometrial cancer had a prior history of breast cancer, compared to only 3 percent in a control group of 830 women with the more common form of the cancer.

Newly Discovered Protein Function Linked to Breast Cancer

UANews | July 12, 2010
UA researchers participated in the discovery of an unexpected role played by a protein molecule, making it a candidate for a biomarker or drug target for breast cancer.

Arizona Rural Health Office Awarded $180K

UANews | July 12, 2010
The funds will go toward improving the collection and dissemination of information, coordinating health resources and activities, and encouraging the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural areas.

Med-Start Teaches High Schoolers About Healthcare Careers

UANews | July 8, 2010
The intensive academic program is for Arizona students entering their senior year of high school who are interested in health professions.

Depression, Poor Social Skills Are Linked

UANews | July 8, 2010
Chris Segrin has authored a book chapter detailing the often-ignored social aspects of depression. His research has found that not only do depressed people sometimes lack social skills, but the way in which their relationships operate can contribute to increased feelings of depression.