Bioscience Archives

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders

bioscience

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

The CACTIS Foundation appointed Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. to serve as its Lead Scientist and Director of Research & Development where he will serve as the nonprofit’s scientific leader, fostering research and development opportunities. Lifshitz currently serves as the director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program in a joint venture through BARROW Neurological Institute at Phoenix… Read More →

TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

brain cancer

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published Wednesday by Molecular Cancer Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal. Glioblastoma multiforme, or… Read More →

CTCA study may help battle small cell lung cancer

cancer

In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study of 876 late-stage SCLC patients, published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE,  showed… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost

cancer

VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →

TGen reports $174 million economic impact on Arizona

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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) annual economic impact on Arizona has risen eight-fold over 8 years, reaching a total of $174 million annually, according to an independent financial report released Wednesday. Independent auditing firm Tripp Umbach of Pittsburgh’s report shows that TGen is responsible for $8.7 million is annual tax revenues to the state’s general… Read More →

Applications open for Helios Scholars at TGen

education

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) began seeking 45 students on Tuesday for its 2016 Helios Scholars for the TGen biomedical research internship program supported for the 10th year by the Helios Education Foundation. Arizona students are encouraged to apply. Helios Scholars at TGen is the research institute’s flagship summer internship program for Arizona students looking to further their… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s biospecimen program earns distinction

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Phoenix Children’s Biospecimen Sciences program received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, an organization that recognizes excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine. Phoenix Children’s is one of only three children’s hospitals nationwide with a CAP-accredited biorepository. The CAP accreditation recognizes the biorepository’s processes and policies for handling and banking biospecimens, ensuring high standards of… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

news

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

Telemedicine will be showcased at Phoenix event

Health Nations Telemedicine

In response to the great success of the first Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) in October 2014, the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) is organizing the second SPS, to be held June 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix. SPS 2016  will focus on building partnerships for bringing quality medical specialty services directly into hospitals, clinics, private… Read More →

Banner, Mayo are part of in $16M CTE study

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Researchers from Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona will participate in a new $16 million federally funded study of former professional and college football players. The study attempts to create methods to detect and diagnose a serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before death. Under a seven-year, multi-center grant… Read More →

ACA announces Innovation Challenge winners

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has named six innovative early-stage companies as winners in the Fall 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition. “The Arizona Commerce Authority is proud to provide ongoing support to our state’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO. “Advancing… Read More →