Adding oregano to meat before grilling could reduce the formation of potentially cancer-causing compounds by up to 78 percent, UA researchers have found. The spice also helps inactivate harmful E. coli in the meat.
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.
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.
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.