The University of Arizona

UA Receives $1.6M to Study New Ways to Fight Brain Cancer

UANews | November 23, 2010
Could a misguided signaling protein trigger the most deadly of brain cancers? A team led by the UA's Sourav Ghosh received funding from the National Institutes of Health to identify potential targets for new anti-cancer drugs.

UA Professor Named GQ 'Rock Star of Science'

UANews | November 19, 2010
Dr. Eric M. Reiman has been named a 2010 Rock Star of Science, joining scientific leaders and musicians in a campaign to celebrate biomedical research. Reiman participated in a photo shoot for the December issue of GQ Magazine, which pays tribute to "scientific heroes" in medical research.

Fetal Programming in Diabetes

UANews | November 19, 2010
UA researchers are studying high blood sugar in sheep to help establish a
baseline for eventual clinical guidelines in treating pregnant women with
gestational diabetes. Babies born to these women have a greater risk of
developing obesity and Type 2 diabetes when they're older.

BIO5 Oro Valley Facility to Fast-Track Innovation

UANews | November 18, 2010
The UA has officially dedicated its new BIO5 Oro Valley facility. The space will allow the University to expand its efforts to get new therapies and drug discoveries to the market and patients faster.

UA-Led Program Graduates Risk Managers in Ethiopia

UANews | November 18, 2010
UA instructors fostered the first class of Ethiopian students graduating with master's degrees in disaster risk science and sustainable development at Bahir Dar University. Two more groups are in the pipeline, and plans are to train non-academic professionals as well.

UA Economics Professor to Study Rural Hospital Program

UANews | November 17, 2010
A two-year, $500,000 grant will go toward a project to assess the effectiveness of 1997 federal legislation that financially helps qualified hospitals. Gautam Gowisankaran and his colleagues will conduct the research.