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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted patients with cancer and other patients who are immunocompromised. It was University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers led by Dr. Rachna Shroff, who found in a new study that those with cancer need three doses of vaccine for enough protection from the virus.
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Little is known about how rain moves through landscapes once it's on the ground. UArizona's Landscape Evolution Observatory is designed to provide answers, and a $3.5M grant will allow our scientists to study the roles plants and microbes play in the process.
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Dr. Taylor Edwards discusses how the power of DNA facilitates cross-campus collaborations at the University of Arizona Genetics Core.
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University of Arizona engineers led by BIO5 member Dr. Philipp Gutruf, have developed a novel type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
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Dr. David Harris has received a 2021 Leader of the Year award in the COVID-19 Response & Management category from the Arizona Capitol Times. Dr. Harris' team was recognized for his work in creating test kits and overseeing the freezer farm used to house thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed through The University of Arizona POD from January to June 2021.
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Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9) culminates with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Several BIO5 researchers are supporting mental health through their basic science and clinical research efforts.
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For those with a weakened immune system, such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment, the level of antibodies they receive from the Pfizer 2-shot COVID vaccine series may not give them the amount of anti-bodies that those without cancer receive from the vaccines and a third shot may be necessary to reach the same antibody count.
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Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar has been named Inventor of the Year honors for demonstrating a significant commitment to commercialization throughout their career, with a focus on activity in the past year.
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Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar was named Inventor of the Year honors for demonstrating a significant commitment to commercialization throughout their career, with a focus on activity in the past year.
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Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, internationally recognized immunologist and gerontologist has received the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association for his work on aging, immunology, and COVID-19 testing and prevention.
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Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich has been named the 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) for his work on aging, immunology, and COVID-19 testing and prevention.
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UArizona Senior Nhat Nguyen shares his research with Dr. Lalitha Madhavan’s lab, which is focused on the role of molecule NRF2 and its role in the development of Parkinson's.
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Tech Launch Arizona, the office of the University of Arizona that commercializes inventions stemming from research, hosted its eighth annual I-Squared Awards and Expo event. Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar received the Inventor of the Year award.
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The University of Arizona has been awarded a five-year $60M NIH grant to create a Precision Aging Network that aims to develop more effective brain-aging treatments and interventions targeted to the individual.
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Tucson native Dr. Rachna Shroff discusses her translational work to treat GI cancers.
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Drs. Tally Largent-Milnes and Alicia Allen, researchers with the UArizona Health Sciences Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center are working toward closing a 20- to 30-year gap in understanding the link between female hormones, pain and addiction, in an effort to improve the quality of women’s lives.
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To improve patient frailty assessments and identify cases in which frailty is likely to be reversed with treatment, Dr. Sweitzer is collaborating with Nima Toosizadeh, a biomedical engineer who has been studying frailty with the University of Arizona Center on Aging.
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Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich has been honored as the 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association.