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The partnership between a basic scientist and a clinical researcher is a setup that permeates the center’s culture and its success, breaking down walls that can stand between disciplines. The center celebrates 35 years of research, teaching, collaboration and discovery. At the heart of its success is a culture of open collaboration that begins at the top.
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Dr. Laura Meredith discusses soil microbes, her climate-focused research around the globe, and what it's like to be a woman in STEM.
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A just-published report that included data from the University of Arizona AZ Heroes study found that those who contract COVID-19 after vaccination are likely to have a lower viral load, have a shorter infection time and experience milder symptoms than those who didn't receive a vaccine.
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Tech Launch Arizona is funding the development of five winning software projects aiming to make real societal impact.
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Analysts say copper will become “the new oil” as an in-demand commodity. The Arizona Board of Regents recently approved a new School of Mining and Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona, jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science and involve the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. The new school will rely on a holistic approach to mineral resource management.
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As humans continue to evolve, so does the average diet. Researchers are working to understand the role of high fat diets and their effect on the gut microbiome to better understand the rise in IBD.
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Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced. Dr. Jeff Burgess says that in addition to continuing research into COVID-19 immunity and vaccine efficacy, AZ HEROES researchers are beginning to examine the frequency of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
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Results of the AZ HEROES study show those who contract COVID-19 after vaccination have lower viral load, shorter infection, and milder symptoms compared to the unvaccinated. The study followed Arizona first responders, health care workers, and other essential frontliners.
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Dr. Christopher Hamilton & Dr. Solange Duhamel have been abroad since January to conduct research in Iceland, a country dotted with glaciers, lava fields and hundreds of volcanoes. An unexpected volcanic eruption has given them a firsthand opportunity to study the same event from the perspectives of their separate disciplines.
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In cases of breast cancer, bone metastasis – when cancer cells spread to new sites in the bone – causes the most breast cancer-related harm and is often incurable in advanced disease.
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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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Working to prevent Type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Arizona are collaborating with scientists universities around the nation to study the connection between fatty liver, the brain, and metabolic disease.
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The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.
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Passionate about supporting the mental and physical well-being of others, KEYS Crew mentor Gregory Medina-Kenyon shares his experiences with mental illness, homelessness, and the therapeutic qualities of art.
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Part of a multi-university collaboration, UArizona has received a nearly $1 million USDA grant to expand the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative. They aim to increase understanding of how genetic code affects physical and behavioral traits in crops and livestock and standardize the collection of phenomic information.
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The PEACH Project, headed by Dr. Alicia Allen, aims to help new moms quit smoking through the use of contraceptive hormones. The study is looking to recruit 80 women who want to remain smoke-free mothers, and learn about causes of their postpartum cigarette cravings.
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By tailoring public health messages to individual circumstances and motivations, we might be able to decrease disease risk and promote overall public well-being.
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Dr. Fei Yin, of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, the institute headed by Dr. Roberta Brinton, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine the role of an Alzheimer’s risk-factor gene in regulating the brain energy production system.