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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 →

TGen pioneers RNA sequencing for patient care

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Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are showing how an even more detailed… Read More →

SRP, ASU work to identify algae strains

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Researchers at ASU and engineers at SRP are conducting joint research studies to find new ways to utilize algae in the desert, specifically in the operation of power plants. Dr. Tom Dempster is working on ways for algae to be used for carbon capture and sequestration. The research, still in its infancy, could be used… Read More →

TGen traces source of disease outbreak

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), working with international investigators, discovered the source of a potential deadly blood infection in more than 50 South American cancer patients. Using advanced genomic sequencing, TGen was able to track a potentially deadly and therapy-resistant fungus, Sarocladium kiliense, to a tainted anti-nausea medication given to dozens of cancer patients in Chile… Read More →

Hypervirulent strep outbreak identified by TGen

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) helped state, local and tribal health officials identify an outbreak of “hypervirulent” strep bacteria in the American Southwest.  Identified in Flagstaff, from January to July 2015, this outbreak of the emm59 clone of group A Streptococcus is directly related to cases identified recently in New Mexico. This strain type appears to have evolved from a nationwide… Read More →

Wendy’s cool deal boosts TGen cancer research

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During the months of March through April, a Frosty treat will provide a cool benefit for cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Wendy’s restaurants in Phoenix are selling five free Jr. Frosty coupons for a $1 donation, while supplies last. All of the proceeds benefit TGen and its efforts towards earlier diagnostics and smarter… Read More →

Barrow receives $160K from Joe Niekro Foundation

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The Joe Niekro Foundation successfully premiered its annual Knuckle Ball event in Phoenix, raising money to support potentially lifesaving cerebrovascular research and honoring a lead investigator at Barrow Neurological Institute with a prestigious award. During the event, Barrow Neurological Foundation was awarded a $160,000 grant from the Joe Niekro Foundation to support research aimed at discovering how… Read More →

UA’s Phoenix biomedical building hits milestone

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by in AZRE Magazine | Medical

A construction milestone was celebrated Thursday, at the new Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, as the final beam was placed atop the 10-story building in downtown Phoenix. Located on the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus at 475 N. Fifth St., the 245,000 square-foot research building will be a hub for healthcare and… Read More →

Ivy Foundation donates $550K to Barrow research

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Barrow Neurological Foundation has received two gifts totaling $558,000 from the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation to fund groundbreaking brain tumor research at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Brain tumor research has been the focus of funding for the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation since 2005, the same… Read More →

MoonShot 2020 takes steps in fight against cancer

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Pediatric oncology leaders, Arizona Sen. John McCain and other state officials announced Thursday that Arizona will be the first state to support Cancer MoonShot 2020, a government and private research initiative seeking to accelerate immunotherapy cancer treatment. Cancer MoonShot 2020 also launched its MoonShot 2020 Pediatrics coalition Thursday, involving Phoenix Children’s Hospital and nine other… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders

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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

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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 →

Plaza Companies’ records $56M in new sales, leases

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Plaza Companies’ Brokerage services team ended 2015 with $56 million worth of sales and leases in the medical office marketplace. The Brokerage Services Team tallied a total of $39 million in new lease deals from 111 new and renewed leases totaling 290,000 total square feet. The Brokerage services team is led by Megan Reeves, executive vice president-Brokerage Services, Perry Gabuzzi,… 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 →