Bioscience Archives

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition


The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →

Ivy Foundation funds MD Anderson brain cancer study


The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced funding of $2 million for MD Anderson to study ways to shut down a protein in the human body with ties to aggressive brain tumor development and progression. Transcription factor STAT3 (which stands for signal transducer and activator of transcription 3) has been found to play a… Read More →

NAU researchers using genetic fingerprinting on cattle fever Nutdanai Prathan

Amidst new outbreaks of a disease that can be fatal to cattle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded NAU a $490,000 grant for an ongoing research project on Babesia, an organism carried by ticks and responsible for cattle fever. David Wagner, associate director for Northern Arizona University’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, said his team has… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

Parsons Foundation gives $1 million to Barrow program


The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has made a second $1 million gift to a breakthrough program at Barrow Neurological Institute that is working to reduce the incidence of falls among patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The gift will be invested in staff and more than $400,000 worth of equipment needed for… Read More →

TGen test might predict breast cancer relapse

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Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Such a test would have profound… Read More →

NAU designs bioscience course to develop STEM workforce


Enabling high school students to solve a scientific problem affecting the community may help establish a new model for cultivating a local high-tech workforce. Funded by an $840,000 National Science Foundation grant, faculty at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University will bring together community partners in healthcare, science and education… Read More →

CTCA earns Joint Commission Lung Cancer Certification


Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) in Goodyear announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Lung Cancer Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. CTCA® at Western… Read More →

$2.8 million study looks to detect and treat brain injuries

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Developing better treatments and an improved understanding of the biology behind brain injury from hemorrhagic strokes is the main goal of a three-year $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Barrow Neurological Institute. The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)… Read More →

Banner Sun Health Research Institute adds staff members Siarhei Lenets

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, an international leader in the effort to find answers to aging disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, has added four expert physician providers and one nurse practitioner to its team: Ed Zamrini, MD, a neurologist, joined Banner Research as director of the memory center at the research institute in July. Dr.… Read More →

UA medical team earns accreditation from Pancreas Foundation

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The National Pancreas Foundation has recognized a multidisciplinary team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson for their ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases by accrediting the hospital as one of 30 new NPF Centers nationally and the only one in Arizona. “We are honored… Read More →

TGen, Riddell, ASU football study brain injuries

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Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, has began the third year of a study to advance concussion detection and treatment with the Pac-12’s Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program. Researchers are working to identify biomarkers released from… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies


A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Magowitz Foundation gives $1 million for TGen


With a focus on supporting development of an early detection test for pancreatic cancer, the Seena Magowitz Foundation has presented $1 million to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a world leader in research and drug development, leads TGen’s pancreatic cancer research efforts. Through the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic, a well-known and… Read More →