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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated December 8, 2021

Personalized vaccines: The new frontier in cancer treatment

Exciting results from a new clinical study showed that a personalized vaccine combined with an immunotherapy drug had a promising response rate in patients with advanced incurable head and neck cancer. Dr. Julie Bauman, chief of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson, led a phase one clinical trial with the pharmaceutical company, Moderna, to test the combined use of personalized vaccines created from tumor DNA with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. Read more

What you need to know about the Tucson curfew

12/05/2020 1:03pm

Tucson City Council passed an emergency curfew in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, starting Friday Dec. 4 and will continue until Dec. 23. The curfew is in place during the hours from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.  During the curfew hours, all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling, or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purpose of travel. 

Tips and tools for succeeding in STEM courses

12/02/2020 3:46pm

As the semester comes to an end, many may be thinking about what they would have done better to receive the grade that they wanted in a course. People work hard to achieve the grades they earn, yet the key is to identify early on what tools will be most beneficial for you.

CAJUA speaks on rapid formation, plans for the future

12/01/2020 11:33am

Last spring, 12 faculty members from the University of Arizona drafted a letter to President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and senior leadership after the university’s furlough plan came out in late April following the university’s shutdown. The letter accumulated over 2,000 signatures in support.  

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships

11/19/2020 4:57pm

The University of Arizona, in partnership with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, made Arizona one of the 11 states that are participating in the National Institute of Health’s Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities. With a $1 million-a-year grant, the Arizona CEAL COVID Consortium is working with over 30 community leaders and organizations to identify and combat COVID-19-related health disparities.

Moderna releases interim coronavirus vaccine data, over 94% effective

02/16/2022 10:35am

The pandemic, which has resulted in over 55 million infections and 1.3 million deaths worldwide, has started to result in major fatigue, demonstrated by daily case counts across the U.S. touching 200,000. About a week after Pfizer released early coronavirus vaccine data, Moderna — a biotechnology company based in Massachusetts — released its early results. The data shows that the vaccine is more than 94% effective.

Should professors be more lenient with assignments due to stress and anxiety?

11/12/2020 11:50am

It should come as no surprise that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has stated that anxiety disorders are affecting approximately 40 million adults in the United States. This translates to having 18.1 percent of the United States population being diagnosed, with only 36.9 percent of that cohort receiving treatment.

Business owners reflect on cancellation of Fourth Avenue's Winter Street Fair

11/04/2020 12:25pm

 As the annual winter event brings in nearly 400,000 guests each year, the street fair would not be meeting the necessary protocol guidelines instituted by the Pima County Health Department according to the Historic Fourth Avenue website.  This was disappointing news for not only the many guests who attend, but for the artists, vendors, sponsors and local merchants who depend greatly on this event to boost their businesses.