Bioscience Archives

UA Arthritis Center gets $6.1M grant

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Researchers at  the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson are working to identify treatments to slow the progression of osteoarthritis (OA), supported by a recent $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The most common cause… Read More →

Az Business names Industry Leaders of Arizona finalists

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Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense • Commercial and residential real estate service contractors •… Read More →

Tucson Medical Center may join Mayo network

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Tucson Medical Center trying to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Mayo Clinic Care Network includes about 34 hospitals across the United States that have joined the network to improve clinical care, said Judy Rich, CEO of TMC . “The goal is to share evidence-based medicine… Read More →

Banner Health, UA health merger approved

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The biggest healthcare deal of the year is official. The state Board of Regent approved the $1 billion merger of the University of Arizona’s health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents’ decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon meeting in Tucson. The board voted last… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact. The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: ·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT –… Read More →

Banner Health unveils new leadership, facility names

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With an approval by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) on the merger agreement to bring the University of Arizona Health Network into Banner Health, and closure of the agreement on Feb. 27, an academic-focused division will be created at Banner that will result in new facility names and leadership appointments within the division. The… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition that awards talented entrepreneurs who are solving today’s most challenging problems with technology-based solutions. Each year in the spring and fall, the ACA awards to the most qualified, innovative startups and early stage… Read More →

New Arrowhead procedure helps heart patients

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital offers a new minimally invasive procedure to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are unable to have open heart surgery. “Our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program provides options to patients who have been denied life-saving therapy. These patients were deemed either inoperable or extremely high risk for open heart… Read More →

UA doctor will direct new biorepository

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David T. Harris, PhD, professor of immunology at the University of Arizona, has been appointed executive director of the new Arizona Health Sciences Center Biorepository. Following a national search, Dr. Harris was selected to establish and lead the AHSC Biorepository, which will provide centralized, state-of-the-art specimen collection infrastructure and offer concierge-level technical and regulatory expertise… Read More →

What would you do with a billion dollars?

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Last week, Representative Bob Robson , Speaker pro tempore of the Arizona House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2033 which would create a funding vehicle to enable our universities to maintain and expand our research infrastructure at that level. At a time when the state is projecting a $500 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2014-15… Read More →

Nomination deadline nears for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

TGen uses X chromosome to uncover disorders in girls

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Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl. TGen’s discovery relies on a simple genetic fact: Men have one X and one Y chromosome, while women have two X chromosomes. This… Read More →

Banner study could slow progression of Alzheimer’s

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has announced that it is participating in a new, national, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate AD who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept). Entitled NOBLE, the trial is evaluating an investigational drug, T-817MA, which may have… Read More →

VisionGate earns two Best in Biz Awards for innovation

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VisionGate, Inc. has been named a gold winner in two categories in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. VisionGate was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Small) category and in the Most Innovative Product of the… Read More →