The University of Arizona

$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.

Exhibit Chronicles 30 Years of Medical Student Research

UANews | September 14, 2010
Highlighted in the exhibit, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 31, are poster displays, computer modules, personal interviews and photographs of more than 1,200 student researchers.

Fighting Disease With Lasers, Light

UANews | September 8, 2010
The UA won an NSF grant to help fund a multiuser femtosecond laser facility. Understanding the behavior of light the moment a photon hits the human body might, among other things, improve the early detection and treatment of disease, particularly cancer.

Hope for Arthritis Patients in Fat Tissue

UANews | September 3, 2010
A recent discovery at the UA College of Medicine – that adult stem cells collected from fat tissue can be converted to cells that will grow cartilage tissue – has focused one Arizona Arthritis Center lab's research, promising new hope for osteoarthritis sufferers.

Verbal Snippets Offer Insights on Well-Being Amid Separation, Divorce

UANews | September 2, 2010
UA psychology doctoral student Ashley Mason's study of romantically separated people shows they offer clues to their emotional status in just a few seconds of conversation.

For Aspiring Undergrad Researchers, UA is the Place to Be

UANews | August 30, 2010
Many opportunities are available for undergraduates who want to try their hands at research – in the natural sciences as well as in arts, humanities and the social sciences.