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What Our Ancestors Can Teach Us About Exercise, Alzheimer's and Human Longevity

UANews | May 2, 2014
Our ancestors' exercise routines could provide important clues about how to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and other modern age-related diseases, according to UA researchers. In a new paper, featured on the cover of the journal Trends in Neurosciences, psychology professor Gene Alexander and associate anthropology professor David Raichlen explore the evolutionary links between physical activity, brain aging and the long human lifespan.

UA Combating Health Disparities to Build Healthier Communities

UANews | April 28, 2014
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about lack of access to adequate health care and other health disparities across the nation. At the UA, researchers are improving prevention education and health care for underserved communities in Arizona and beyond.

Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

UANews | April 28, 2014
UA researchers have solved the mystery of the 1918 pandemic flu virus' origin and why it was so deadly. The discovery could influence future vaccine design and pandemic prevention.

Sensors May Keep Hospitalized Patients From Falling

UANews | April 23, 2014
UA researchers have found a way to detect a hospitalized patient’s risk for falling before it even happens, which may help prevent thousands of injuries in the future. More than 500,000 patients fall each year in U.S. hospitals, resulting in 150,000 injuries.

Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

UANews | April 18, 2014
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.

UA Medical Students Show Off Creativity in Video Submitted for 'Memmy' Award

UANews | April 16, 2014
A video produced by UA medical students highlights the lives of four students. The video, submitted this week to the annual Memmy Awards, gives health sciences students a chance to express themselves creatively.

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