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How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.

Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

COVID-19 Highlighted Longstanding Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19’s spread through American nursing homes.

University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.

UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.

FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.

Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16 UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.

UArizona Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.

Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.

Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Log-in Sept. 2 for ‘Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’ Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.

UArizona Study Seeks to Understand Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.

Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.

UArizona’s $3M Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Grant Targets American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.

Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.

Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.

UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020 With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.

UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.

UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Narrow in on Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease A $3.8-million federal grant will allow a team led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to continue to develop a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

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