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ECMO – ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation – serves as a temporary life support system for patients who have heart or lung failure or both. Since 2006, UAMC has orchestrated last-ditch ECMO transports of eight adult patients and two children, making it one of only a handful of institutions worldwide to be able to provide this service to both adults and children.
A series of photographs taken over four years along the U.S.-Mexico border will be on display at the Arizona State Museum March 8 through Oct. 19. Co-presented by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, "A World Separated by Borders" explores the humanity, the economies and the circumstances that both unite and divide the people of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
Workplace wellness incentive programs may decrease hospitalizations, but not overall health claim costs, according to a new paper by professor of economics Gautam Gowrisankaran of the UA Eller College of Management, out now in Health Affairs. The paper's findings constitute the first rigorous evaluation of a comprehensive, insurance-based wellness program with financial incentives for participation.
Can something as simple as putting on a pair of socks help save the limbs and lives of people with diabetes? The UA and its partners recently were awarded more than $2 million in research grants from the Qatar National Research Fund to study the use of new technology incorporated in specially made socks.
A new app allows UA medical students to interact with a real human heart on their iPads. The Heart Anatomy Explorer I app, developed at the University, uses images of a real human heart to teach students about the organ's structures. College of Medicine faculty members plan to expand the app to include more organs in the future.
Google, Inc. has granted a UA chemistry professor $50,000 to develop a free online course to teach chemistry to potentially hundreds of thousands of students. Katrina Miranda is creating a massive open online course, aiming to explain higher-level and abstract chemistry concepts that build on the science's fundamentals to students worldwide.
Antarctica's topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a UA-led team of geoscientists. Knowing when Antarctica's topography started shifting from a flat landscape to one with glaciers, fjords and mountains is important for modeling how the Antarctic ice sheet affects global climate and sea-level rise.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments at the James E. Rogers College of Law on March 6. The court hears cases annually at the college, and the event is open to the community. A public question-and-answer session with the panel of judges will follow the oral arguments.
The discovery and UA analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.
The UA's Water Resources Research Center will host a conference on water security March 5 on the UA campus. Organized in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, the conference will cover topics such as climate change, water management and Arizona's water future.
The UA, together with institutions in California, Florida and Texas, has been awarded a contract to develop new ways to protect citrus trees from Citrus Greening Disease. At the UA, the research is led by plant sciences professor Judith Brown, whose team investigates strategies to disrupt the interaction between the disease-causing bacterium and its host, a tiny insect invasive to the U.S. from Asia.
After 75 years in "temporary quarters" under the west side of the UA's football stadium, the world's first laboratory dedicated to tree-ring research now has a new home. To celebrate, the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research is hosting a 75th anniversary celebration and public open house at its new building on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The ground officially has been broken for the new UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix. Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the center is expected open in 2015 and will offer comprehensive cancer services.
The Arizona State Museum on the UA campus will host its 20th annual Southwest Indian Art Fair Feb. 23-24. The fair, which started as a pottery show to celebrate the museum's centennial anniversary in 1993, has grown to include about 200 Native American artists from the Southwest. The event also features food, music and dance performances, live and silent auctions and more.
UUA entomologists are joining forces with scientists on the other side of the globe to protect cotton in China from potentially devastating insect pests. Xianchun Li, associate professor of entomology, and Bruce Tabashnik, head of the department of entomology, are partnering with Chinese scientists to combat insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants.
With 400 authors and nearly 300 exhibitors, the Tucson Festival of Books March 9-10 is expected to draw thousands upon thousands of people from across the region and the U.S. to the UA campus. Covering topics and genres that include teen novels, romance, culture, health, current events and culinary arts, the festival has broad offerings under the tenet of improving literacy and education.
Tech Launch Arizona has announced that Doug Hockstad is the new director of the revitalized Office of Technology Transfer at the UA. The Office of Technology Transfer helps to accomplish the broader UA mission by providing services to faculty, streamlining the technology commercialization process and finding applications for University research.
Preliminary research findings from the UA suggest learning to use Facebook may help give adults older than 65 a cognitive boost. The study, conducted by UA graduate student Jannelle Wohltmann, shows that seniors who learned to use Facebook saw improvements in their ability to continuously monitor and quickly add or delete the contents of their working memory.
The UA's Chris Impey has taught cosmology to Tibetan Buddhist monastics in remote parts of India each summer for the past five years. With a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Impey, a Distinguished Professor and deputy head of the department of astronomy, detailed his experiences in a book, "Humble Before the Void," which likely will publish in 2014.
While in high school, Rhiannon Miller, a UA psychology major, had the idea to train Borzois to serve as psychiatric service dogs for veterans, which led to the establishment of Operation Wolfhound. To date, more than 60 dogs have been placed with veterans across the nation – in New York, Georgia and along the West Coast as well as in Canada and England.