The University of Arizona

Senior Citizens Face a Future of Mobility Challenges

UANews | November 8, 2010
UA researcher Sandra Rosenbloom will tell federal transportation officials that the time has come to plan for a much larger cohort of older people who will still need to get around. Most older seniors will be women, who will have a different set of mobility issues than men.

UA Neurologists Win $1.6M to Study Epilepsy in Seniors

UANews | November 5, 2010
Dr. David Labiner and Jenny Chong will measure the incidence of epilepsy across ethnic groups among seniors in Southeastern Arizona and identify factors that predict clinical outcomes.

Research Provides New Insights into Cancer-Induced Pain

UANews | November 2, 2010
UA scientists have discovered that sensory nerve fibers surrounding tumors – once thought to be static in nature – undergo a remarkable and pathological remodeling and growth that generates and amplifies cancer pain. The researchers also identified a treatment to help alleviate the pain.

Treated Biosolids Safe for Agricultural Uses

UANews | November 1, 2010
A 19-year UA study shows that the end product of municipally treated wastewater is generally free of pathogenic organisms that might harm humans or the environment. Biosolids are used as fertilizer across a variety of agricultural activities.

Health Sciences Education Building Under Construction

UANews | October 29, 2010
The UA College of Medicine-Phoenix has begun construction on the Health Sciences Education Building at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The building will allow for the expansion of medical education facilities.

UA Project Works to Improve Infant Hearing Testing

UANews | October 26, 2010
Barbara Cone, a professor in the UA's speech, language and hearing sciences department, is leading a team researching ways to improve diagnostic testing of  hearing loss in infants.