Bioscience Archives

AZ researchers focus on Zika virus, mosquitoes

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Arizona scientists and researchers haven’t stopped their efforts to discover new information on the Zika virus and the mosquito that carries it even as officials in Washington, D.C., battle over emergency funding to fight the virus. The Riehle Lab at the University of Arizona houses thousands of mosquitoes, about 50 of which researchers intentionally infected… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →

TGen develops test for healthcare-acquired infections

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool — known as KlebSeq  — for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), such as Klebsiella pneumoniae. HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly $10 billion in associated healthcare costs. The findings,… Read More →

CTCA is world’s first with new immunotherapy treatment for cancer

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has dosed its first three patients as part of the launch of a Phase I clinical trial using a novel antibody to treat patients with advanced solid tumors. CTCA® at Western  — located in Goodyear, west of Phoenix — is the first site… Read More →

TGen’s stepNout 5K boosts pancreatic cancer research

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This year, pancreatic cancer is projected to eclipse breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.  The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is determined to reverse this trend in pancreatic cancer by enlisting the help of more than 1,000 participants at the 11th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash for pancreatic cancer research, Nov. 6 in Scottsdale.  “We are… Read More →

Dr. Jasgit C. Sachdev: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Dr. Jasgit C. Sachdev, MD, director, Breast and GYN Early Trials Program, HonorHealth Research Institute In addition to her role at HonorHealth, Dr. Sachdev is an associate professor in the Clinical Translational Research Division at the Translational Genomic Research Institute. She leads the new drug development program for women’s cancers at the HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale… Read More →

Dr. Parul Goel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Dr. Parul Goel,  MD, interventional pain management specialist, Barrow Brain and Spine Dr. Goel employs a comprehensive approach to treat the pain conditions of her patients, which includes X-ray guided injection therapy, physical therapy and medication management. Advice: “Do what you are passionate about.  Speak up and trust your instincts.  Surround yourself with a team… Read More →

10th class of bioscience interns finishes at TGen

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Celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen completed their eight-week internships today with a daylong scientific symposium at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The collaboration between the Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) graduated 44 students who will help form the next generation of scientists specializing in Arizona’s growing biomedical… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure raises record funds for TGen

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This year’s Cycle for the Cure already was on track to be one of the most successful in its six years of raising cancer research funds for the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). But thanks to additional donations generated by Guarantee Trust Life of Glenview, Ill., the 6th annual Cycle for the Cure garnered… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital procedure breaks ground

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As part of a nationwide clinical trial for patients with complex heart conditions, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the first in Arizona to perform the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on low-risk patients. The procedures are being performed by a team of physicians and other caregivers from the hospital’s Institute for Valvular Diseases… Read More →

STEM professionals needed to fill teaching vacancies

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Rio Salado College is looking for STEM professionals to re-career as teachers to help Arizona schools meet major shortfalls. “The need for teachers in Arizona is greater than ever,” said Kim Tobey, Rio Salado’s Director of Community Partnerships and Programs. “Arizona has a particular need for science, math, special education and kindergarten teachers, especially in… Read More →

Meet HuMiX, the gut’s future guide to personalized medicine

Dr. Frederick Zenhausern is a professor and the director of University of Arizona’s Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine. (photo by Eddie Keller/Cronkite News)

Meet HuMiX, the “gut on a chip” that may lead one day to personalized medical treatments. Arizona researchers are able to map, isolate and study the interactions between the microbes in your body and your tissues and organs – like the gut – by using a chip half the size of an iPhone 6 Plus.… Read More →

‘Right to try’ advocates rally for access to experimental treatments

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Mesa, said his “right to try” bill, to give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs, is partly in honor of Arizona state Rep. Laura Knaperek, who drove the cause in Arizona. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

When Paul Rushin’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy before being told she was cancer-free. But in 2015, the cancer was back and had spread to her left hip, inoperable and leaving the Anthem woman facing chemotherapy for the rest of her life. “Being on chemo for… Read More →

TGen technology takes global aim at ‘superbugs’

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Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), and protected under a patent issued by Australia. Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the U.S., Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this “superbug”… Read More →