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More than 1.5 billion people live with chronic pain worldwide, and it’s the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Several BIO5 researchers are addressing chronic pain and working to tackle the opioid epidemic through basic science and clinical approaches.
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Researchers say using nanotechnology to deliver chemotherapy, could be a more effective way to fight aggressive tumors. Nanotechnology targets chemotherapy directly and selectively to cancerous cells.
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UArizona assistant professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences lead a team received $5M grant from NSF to use machine learning to build models of the nation's watershed systems that can be used to forecast future conditions. Building a platform that can handle the model and the large data transfers needed for this approach is a significant challenge. So, Dr. Condon and her team have partnered with CyVerse, a UArizona-led NSF-funded organization dedicated to providing life scientists with computational infrastructure to handle and analyze large datasets.
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Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz discusses how bacteria influence female reproductive health.
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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI). The BIO5 Institute has been named as a winner of the GCOI awards in academics.
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The College of Science is proud of the accomplishments of the 2021 Teaching and Advising Award winners including BIO5 faculty Drs. Martha Bhattacharya, Hamish Christie, and Roger Miesfeld. We celebrate their dedication to educating our students and perfecting their craft of teaching and advising.
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Researchers at the University of Arizona are testing a connection between an enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom and deadly cases of COVID-19. UArizona scientist Floyd Chilton is looking at the evidence the enzyme might drive severe forms of the virus. His research could open a new front in the fight against COVID.
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University of Arizona professor Michael Riehle said the female mosquito is to blame for those unwanted bites while experts say the monsoon season is to blame for the increased number of mosquitos.
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While the Coronavirus continues to be ever-present in daily life, for many Americans with compromised immune systems, a third shot of one of the mRNA vaccines may provide additional protection from the virus.
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Four new scholars have been awarded the Ian Pepper Scholarship to aid them in their education to ensure a future with successful Environmental Science majors.
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Medical researchers who connect diabetes with obesity think the liver plays a key role. University of Arizona biomedical scientist Ben Renquist is measuring neurotransmitters produced by the liver that can cause blood sugar levels to become unstable.
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Vaccines leave an immunological impression that can last for years or decades after an injection. UArizona researcher Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya adds that antibody levels have a sweeping increase at the beginning and over time decline.
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Dr. Roberta Brinton, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, received a $15.1 million grant from the National Institutes on Aging to investigate perimenopausal brain aging.
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Investigators are launching a phase 2 trial to analyze the long-term efficacy of inspiratory muscle training—a respiratory training protocol—for improving cardiovascular health and reducing blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
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UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers led by BIO5 member. Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, designed novel molecular diagnostics technology to monitor the health of four crew members during first all-civilian mission to orbit.
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Nearly one quarter of the global disease burden is attributed to the elderly - a group expected to more than double by 2050. 

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A new study, co-authored by University of Arizona researchers provides the first quantitative assessment of environmental policies on deforestation, forest fires and drought impacting the diversity of plants and animals in the Amazon.
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Inside a lab at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute, students aren't just preparing for their future. Recently they've made groundbreaking discoveries about COVID-19 and the effect it has on the human body. Dr. Ski Chilton led a team that discovered distinct patterns in people who died from the disease.