The University of Arizona

$1M Grant to Expand IBD Study

UANews | August 27, 2010
UA Steele Center researchers are investigating how curcumin – the biologically active ingredient in turmeric, used in curry – aids in treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

UA Researchers Create Tests to Assess Down Syndrome

UANews | August 25, 2010
The Arizona Cognitive Test Battery, designed by UA psychologists Lynn Nadel and Jamie Edgin, can quickly and easily assess the cognitive abilities of persons with Down syndrome. It gives clinicians and other researchers a tool to help determine the life trajectory of those with the genetic disorder as well as aid in the development of treatments.

UA Nursing Professor Awarded $2M for Sleep Study

UANews | August 23, 2010
Kristen Hedger Archbold will research the effects of a ventilator therapy on behavior and cognition in school-aged children who stop breathing during sleep, a condition called obstructive sleep apnea.

UA Awarded Grant for Tohono O’odham Vision Screening

UANews | August 20, 2010
The program seeks to understand the unique vision-care needs of children who display high levels of astigmatism, a condition that requires eyeglasses for clear vision.

UA Researcher Awarded Patent for Breast Cancer Drug Breakthrough

UANews | August 19, 2010
Joyce A. Schroeder, an associate professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology, has been awarded a U.S. patent for a first-in-class breast cancer treatment, which is designed to block the interaction of two proteins in cells that cause the cancer to grow and spread.

New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis

UANews | August 17, 2010
The UA Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine is developing technology to revolutionize procedures in law enforcement and medicine.