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Immune system's natural aging process explains why COVID-19 is more dangerous for seniors

Immunobiologist Janko Nikolich-Zugich at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, explained, "The instructor cells grow scarce and start to do the biological equivalent of mumbling.


UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.

Health Sciences Community Unites to Protect Workers on COVID-19 Front Lines

Faculty-led grassroots efforts are yielding donations of personal protective equipment from basic science laboratories, ASTEC and the College of Nursing.


What explains Covid-19’s lethality for the elderly? Scientists look to ‘twilight’ of the immune system

"Older people are not as good at reacting to microorganisms they haven’t encountered before,” said physician and immunobiologist Janko Nikolich-Zugich of the University of Arizona College of Medici


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.

UA researchers working on tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people without symptoms

University of Arizona researchers have begun using a test that can detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus in a person who has no obvious symptoms and possibly determine whether someone was once


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.

UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive $1.4 million as a collaborating center with the national network of academic, public health and community partners, working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among Hispanic cancer survivors.

Copper can kill a number of germs, including viruses like COVID-19

While you may think that antiseptic wipes or sprays are necessary to kill germs, there's actually a metal that kills germs on contact — no cleaning supplies necessary.


Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.

Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.

Local Opinion: The novel threat of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly spreading across the globe.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.

UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.

Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.

UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.

NIH Sample Applications & More

Formerly of the Nikolich Lab, Nico Contreras's grant application is used as an example on the NIH website under the F31 sample application and summary statements! Awesome!


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.

‘Unlocking Secrets of the Microbiome’ Theme of UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 8 Dr. Donata Vercelli, an expert on the impact of germs that affect our health, delivers the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 18th annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference. Other topics include optimal aging, pain management, lupus, dietary strategies, battling infection and the fact-filled, fun “Joint Health Jeopardy.”

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