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Advanced Medicines From Small Molecules on the Horizon

UANews | September 28, 2010
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.

Turmeric May Help Prevent Osteoporosis, UA Study Finds

UANews | September 27, 2010
Research by Dr. Janet Funk at the UA College of Medicine supports 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.

Diamond Children’s Ready for Grand Opening

UANews | September 21, 2010
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.

Computerized Undershirt to Monitor Wounded Diabetics

UANews | September 21, 2010
UA surgery researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to monitor people with diabetes, helping to heal wounds and prevent foot amputations.

Arizona Cancer Center to Form Skin Cancer Consortium

UANews | September 20, 2010
Researchers from halfway around the globe will join forces with colleagues at the Arizona Cancer Center to jointly develop skin cancer prevention and treatment strategies.

$1.6M Grant to Aid Study of Kidney Injury Treatment

UANews | September 20, 2010
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.