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The University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers recently completed a study that has the potential to improve cancer treatment for colorectal cancer and melanoma by using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy in a way that makes it more effective against aggressive tumors.
 
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The BIO5 Institute promotes technological advancements, professional development opportunities and community outreach through collaboration with community partners.
 
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Dr. Jennifer Kehlet Barton, director of the UArizona BIO5 Institute, has been elected to serve as the 2022 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. With her election, Dr. Barton will serve as President-Elect in 2023 and as the Society's President in 2024.
 
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To combat the experienced weariness, particularly during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the resilience of character is good for your mental health as well as your heart. Resilience can be likened to your ability to have life bump into you without knocking you down.

 
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A tiny device puts researchers one step closer to developing new treatments for depression, chronic pain, epilepsy, and more. It is all thanks to University of Arizona engineering researchers. Dr. Philipp Gutruf, a biomedical engineering assistant professor at UArizona is one of the researchers who helped develop the device.
 
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A team led by Dr. Philipp Gutruf are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. The goal is to better understand how the brain works, allowing scientists to develop and test potential cures for illnesses such as neurodegenerative diseases.
 
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Wearable technology has become increasingly popular but that data can’t be used by medical professionals. Dr. Janet Roveda leads a multi-institution center to develop clinically valid ways of gathering patient data from wearable tech that physicians can use to provide remote care.
 
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Biomedical engineering student Sebastian (Sebo) Diaz is among 55 students from 42 colleges and universities who have been selected as 2021 Udall Scholars, on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Tribal public policy, or Native health care; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement.
 
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C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona. The multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Janet Roveda, is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.
 
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C2SHIP recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona. The multi-institution team led by University of Arizona electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Janet Roveda, is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes.
 
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The Center to Stream Healthcare in Place is a multi-institution team led by Dr. Janet Roveda that is building a future in which wearable devices will allow clinicians to gather patient data remotely and provide "care in place" so patients don't need to leave their homes. The project recently received a continuing NSF grant of $3 million, with $1.125 million earmarked for UArizona.
 
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Construction of the University of Arizona's new $85 million, three-story Applied Research Building began today as crews broke ground on the 89,000-square-foot facility. Located at the southeast corner of East Helen Street and North Highland Avenue, the ARB will house research that advances applied physical sciences and engineering. The building is expected to be completed in January 2023. The building will provide new research capabilities with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and will bring together several interdisciplinary university programs in one location.
 
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UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson admitted its first class to the new 7-year medical degree early-admission Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) Program. Acceptance guarantees entry to the UArizona Honors College, and after three years, admission to UArizona COM-T.
 
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Szivek is a professor of orthopedic surgery and a UA researcher who is trying to figure out how to regrow lost bone inside a human body. He received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to research a method to repair devastating bone injuries by using 3D-printed support structures in combination with stem cells.
 
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Dr. Suchol Savagatrup led a team to develop a water test that uses oil droplets, rather than a solid sensor, to immediately detect contaminants. The team’s work could lead not only to another method for detecting water contaminants, but also to better ways of removing pollutants from the environment.
 
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Three CHEE researchers including Adam Printz, Erin Ratcliff, and Suchol Savagatrup received major grants to continue their studies.
 
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With the help of headsets and backpacks on mice, scientists are using light to switch nerve cells on and off in the rodents' brains to probe the animals' social behavior, a new study shows.
 
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Researchers at University of Arizona have developed a device used to study the link between brain behavior and vocalization. Using new methods of antenna design and optimized electronics, Jokubas Ausra, a biomedical engineering doctoral student in the lab of BIO5 member Dr. Philpp Gutruf, was able to shrink the devices dramatically compared to existing versions, to about a third of the size of a dime and as thin as a sheet of paper. Co-senior author on the study and also a BIO5 member, Dr. Julie Miller, is helping the team with the goal to expand device capabilities to also record neuron activity.