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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
November 2017
SPOTLIGHT

Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new class of non-opioid compounds to treat pain. Animal testing has shown the drug candidates are more effective than morphine, non-addictive and non-toxic at high doses.

The UA Steele Children’s Research Center has received its largest endowment gift commitments in its 25-year history.
A UA Cancer Center and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences research team is engaged in a series of studies to investigate how genistein, a component of soy foods, might suppress the development of breast cancer.
A gift from the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation aims to expand the scope and impact of the UA College of Pharmacy’s Rural Health Professions Program.
The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is a co-principal investigator on a NASA grant to research the effects of simulated space radiation on the human gastrointestinal tract.
Jane Carrington, PhD, RN, associate professor, and Kate Sheppard, PhD, RN, clinical associate professor, join the existing group of 16 AAN fellows at the UA College of Nursing.
Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health seeks to determine the clinical outcomes and cardiovascular disease prevention behaviors and risk factors among Hispanic patients with diabetes.
A UA researcher developing a therapy to prevent or delay the dangerous results of rattlesnake and other venomous snakebites in humans has shown that a combination of carbon monoxide and iron inhibits snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals.
Researchers at the UA Cancer Center are investigating why some clinical trial participants taking selenium supplements experienced a reduction in recurrence of colon polyps that could lead to colorectal cancer, while some older participants had a slight increase in diabetes risk.
Esther Sternberg, MD, professor and director of research at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine, has been appointed chair of the National Library of Medicine’s Board of Regents.
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