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Recognizing progress BIO5 researchers are making against this devastating neurodegenerative condition during Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.
 
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UArizona molecular and cellular biology professor and BIO5 member Dr. Daniela Zarnescu, leads her lab in studying uses fruit flies to study neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS. Dr. Zarnescu’s team have shown that locomotor defects are observed, like with ALS patients, where Dlp, short for Dally-like protein – is reduced at the site. The next step in this research is restoring the protein that corresponds to Dlp in humans, with hopes that it will increase motor function in patients.
 
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We’re highlighting BIO5 researchers’ strides against malignant cancers during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
 
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In this episode, hosts Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin talk with Dr. Robert Jackson about his BIO5 and Canadian fellowships, HPV and COVID-19 vaccines, and his desire to share the scientific method with the public.
 
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We’re highlighting our researchers’ efforts against this major cause of death and disability in the United States during National Traumatic Brain Injury Month.
 
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Longtime University of Arizona supporters and volunteers Humberto and Czarina Lopez have given the University of Arizona $3.5M to establish two endowed chairs. To the Sarver Heart Center, a gift of $2M has been provided to the UArizona Sarver Heart Center where Dr. Carol Gregorio, co-director of Sarver Heart Center, head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and BIO5 member, is the inaugural chair holder. The Lopezes directed $1.5M to establish the Dhaliwal-HSLopez Chair in Accounting at the Eller College of Management in honor of Dan Dhaliwal, a 1977 alumnus, who was head of the accounting department from 1996 until his passing in 2016.
 
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With a $3.3M dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francesca Polverino will investigate unique B cell responses in patients with emphysema, a subtype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
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During National Endometriosis Awareness Month, we’re highlighting our researchers’ efforts to tackle this common women’s health problem.
 
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In this episode, hosts Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin talk with Dr. Bonnie LaFleur about her upcoming Precision Wellness in the Time of COVID-19 lecture on March 15, 2021.
 
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In this episode of Science Talks, Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin talk with Precision Nutrition and Wellness Director Dr. Floyd "Ski" Chilton about the upcoming Precision Wellness in the Time of COVID-19 series.
 
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In this episode of Science Talks, Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin talk with BIO5 COVID-19 seed grant awardee Dr. Jianqin Lu about his two treatment-based COVID-19 projects.
 
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The third annual BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship, this year awarded to eight outstanding postdoctoral researchers, grants financial support and facilitates guidance to enrich research and career growth.
 
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The University of Arizona College of Medicine has named Dr. Monica Kraft the new contact principal investigator for the University of Arizona’s Banner Health All of Us Research Program. Dr. Kraft will be responsible for leading the program’s efforts to ensure diverse populations are well represented in the national All of Us database. The program’s mission is to inform thousands of research studies that cover a wide variety of health conditions.
 
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Dr. Judith Su runs the UArizona Little Sensor Lab, where researchers are working to sense tiny amounts – down to a single molecule – of everything from doping agents to biomarkers for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Lyme disease and, yes, even COVID-19. Dr. Su, biomedical engineering and optical sciences professor and a member of the BIO5 Institute, has received a $1.82 million, five-year Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
 
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On campus at the University of Arizona, researchers are trying to crack the cancer code. With the help of a grant from the American Cancer Society Dr. Jacob Schwartz, BIO5 member and assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is taking a closer look at the the behavior of the childhood cancer, Ewing Sarcoma. Dr. Schwartz also says it is helping them understand other cancers along the way.
 
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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can relieve pain, according to a new study by University of Arizona researchers. The finding may explain why nearly half of all people who get COVID-19 experience few or no symptoms, even though they are able to spread the disease, according to the study's corresponding author Dr. Rajesh Khanna, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson's Department of Pharmacology professor and member of the BIO5 Institute.
 
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Sinus infections are one of the most common illnesses, so identifying the progression of the common cold to chronic disease lasting longer than 12 weeks is critical in creating therapies that slow the development of a disease affecting nearly 12% of U.S. adults each year. A group lead by Dr. Eugene Chang, vice chair and associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the UArizona College of Medicine, was awarded $2.24 million to study a protein in the respiratory tract with a genetic variation strongly associated with these ailments.
 
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Endometriosis is a chronic, often painful, gynecological disorder affecting 15% of U.S. women of childbearing age. This condition often causes higher incidences of infertility, miscarriage and stroke. Dr. Leslie V. Farland of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded federal funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the association among endometriosis, infertility and risk of stroke.