Jessica Langbaum Archives

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute gets $10M in new funding

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The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative announced $10 million in new research funding to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Phoenix, Arizona, to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will launch later this year. The funding, to be paid over five years as part of a broad public/private partnership, supports and extends… Read More →

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry reaches 100,000


The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry today enrolled its 100,000th volunteer interested in participating in studies aimed at preventing the disease, a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Championed by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and leading scientists, the Registry ( aims to accelerate prevention research by establishing an online community of healthy individuals who are committed… Read More →

Ladies fight: Women face higher risk for Alzheimer’s


Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is no longer considered another ailment of getting older, but rather an epidemic because of the staggering increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, particularly among women. Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. With Baby Boomers aging, this number is estimated… Read More →

ASU’s Arntzen Named Bioscience Researcher of the Year


Charles J. Arntzen, PhD, the founding director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the 2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The award is given annually to the life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute partners with Novartis


Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. The five-year… Read More →

Women to watch in healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology

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Here are some of the the Arizona innnovators who Az Business magazine thinks will be making waves in healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology in 2013: Ruth Carter Owner, Carter Law Firm Her background: After graduating from ASU Law School in 2011, she opened her own law firm in January 2012 and focused her practice… Read More →