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Enzyme's movement may be key to new cancer drugs

17-May-2018

Revealing all the steps required to activate an enzyme called a protein kinase may identify new ways to target cancer, according to new University of Arizona-led research. Not only must the kinase have all needed parts in place, the enzyme must move in the correct manner and at the correct speed ...

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Potential source of gender differences in migraines discovered

24-Apr-2018

Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments. Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more ...

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Preventing asthma in children: University of Arizona researchers are 1 step closer

09-May-2016

Efforts to improve the health of children at increased risk for asthma will receive a major boost with the launch of a new University of Arizona Health Sciences-led, federally funded national clinical study. For Fernando D. Martinez, MD, and his colleagues at the UA Asthma and Airway Disease ...

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Researchers developing brain-mapping technology

22-Dec-2015

Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a noninvasive brain-scanning technology that could produce images far superior to those obtained with the most commonly used systems -- electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. The technique, which incorporates sound ...

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Researchers Find Link between Persistent Insomnia and Increased Mortality Risk

02-Mar-2015

A connection between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality has been identified by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona. Their study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk ...

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How quickly viruses can contaminate buildings and how to stop them

10-Sep-2014

Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2 to 4 hours, the virus could be detected on 40 to 60 percent of workers and visitors in the ...

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Predict how bacteria spreads through body

06-Feb-2014

Lyme disease is often evident by a rash on the skin, but infections do not always produce similar rashes. This can make it difficult to detect the disease early, when antibiotic treatment is most effective. In the February 4th issue of the Biophysical Journal, published by Cell Press, researchers ...

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For breast cancer screening, one size doesn’t fit all

10-Apr-2013

Although mammography, the gold standard of breast cancer screening, reduces breast cancer mortality, it has important limitations. Critics point to reduced sensitivity for women with dense breasts, a high rate of false positives leading to excessive biopsies, and concerns about long-term effects ...

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Latino genomes reflect migrations

Study: Latino genomes are exceedingly diverse, reflecting history's migrations

10-May-2010

The term Hispanic/Latino "encompasses a huge amount of genetic diversity," says a Cornell researcher whose new study shows that populations geographically close to historical slave trade routes and ports have more African ancestry than more distant or inland Latin Americans, who show more Native ...

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Researchers complete draft genome sequence for cassava

11-Nov-2009

A team of academic, government and industry researchers has completed a first draft of the cassava (Manihot esculenta) genome. The project is an important first step in accelerating the pace of research on this subsistence crop and addressing some of the many limitations that face cassava farmers ...

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