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.
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.
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.
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.
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.