A study by University of Arizona ecologists explored how global warming could jeopardize our food supply. In their report, Alice Cang and John Wiens, professor at UA’s Department of Evolutionary Biology, conclude that grasses across the globe may be unable to keep pace with climate change. This will put some of the world's most critical food sources such as wheat, corn, and rice in danger.Read More
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The National Cancer Institute is funding a million dollar study at the University of Arizona to help detect ovarian cancer sooner. It is hoped this project will lead to the first effective screening test for a disease that kills 14,000 women a year and often gives little to no warning of its presence until it’s too late.Read More
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Cinnamon is a popular flavor commonly used around the world in many candies, foods and drinks. Current research shows that it might be valuable for more than just flavoring, though. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).Read More
Cancer researchers at University of Arizona are going to be conducting their breakthrough research in a brand new facility in 2015, thanks in part to a recent donation from a family of local doctors.Read More
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The University of Arizona’s Arthritis Center is getting a helping hand in identifying treatments to slow the spread of osteoarthritis.
A five-year, $6.1 million grant was given to researchers at UA by the Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, and will help them continue working to identify key risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), the structural progression of the disease and ways to prevent OA.Read More
Could algae hold the energy answers to our fuel depleted world?
In today's world, energy reserves are being depleted gallon by gallon at an astounding rate. Thanks to the advances of technology and highly funded research we might be able to harness the underutilized power of algae.
- Half of algae's composition, by weight, is lipid oil
- Algae yields around 8,000 gallons of biofuel per acre per year as opposed to corn biofuel at 420 gallons
- Depending on the species, algae can grow in freshwater and saltwater, and in the future could be used to treat wastewater.
Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, occurs when white blood cells begin behaving abnormally, and do not properly protect the body from infections and diseases. There are two main types of lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and although between 30 and 60 percent of patients with lymphoma can be cured through different treatment methods like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, there are still problems with lymphoma being resistant to some drugs used. The National Cancer Institute, part of the NIH, recently awarded the University of Arizona Tucson a 5-year, $1.59 million life science grant to study methods of combating drug resistance in lymphoma treatments.Read More
What would you do if you were unable to find a veterinarian for your beloved dog or cat if they became sick? People who serve as caretakers for animals love their pets. The state of Arizona, however, has a shortage of trained veterinarians due to the fact that there is minimal animal medicine programs in the state. One university seeks to address this problem with a new program in veterinary medicine at the University of Arizona.
Lab suppliers working to find markets where life science professionals keep their well funded research labs and advanced research facilities stocked with life science products may want to take a closer look at the University of Arizona, Tucson. This nationally renowned research university is home to over 57 shared research facilities and a wealth of research funding. The University of Arizona, Tucson website states, “This extensive offering provides faculty, scientists and students with access to not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.”
Researchers at the University of Arizona recently received a $1.3 million new life science grant from the National Institutes of Health. The research funding was awarded in April of 2014 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The project, entitled “The Cost-Effectiveness of School-Based Supervised Asthma Therapy” is being led by Dr. Lynn Gerald. Dr. Gerald is the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Professor, and a Scientist in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. In addition to this project receiving NIH research funding, her research interests include clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.