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UA awarded $2.9M NIH grant forto study diabetes

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The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded a $2.9 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a diabetes prevention study in Sonora, Mexico that will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications among adults with diabetes. The world is facing a… Read More →

TGen teams with Barrow to find ALS biomarkers

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $687,087, one-year grant to Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to identify peptide, protein, and RNA biomarkers as indicators of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) progression. This degenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, kills motor neurons — specialized nerve cells in the brain… Read More →

Valley Dentist uses Cancer Awareness Month to help kids

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During the month of September patients at Dr. J. Philipp’s office can help to make a child’s dream come true while also protecting their own health. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, nearly 16,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer this year and nearly 2,000 will die.… Read More →

TGen, Phoenix Children’s Hospital look for new ways to store blood

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are developing new economical methods of preserving, storing and transporting high-quality blood plasma proteins for use in diagnosing and treating disease. Under a $698,502 three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Biorepository and TGen’s Proteomics Division are using special filter… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

NIH awards BAI, Mayo $8.3 million

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed funding for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, longitudinal study of the earliest changes associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. The award, an estimated $8.3 million over the next five years, continues NIH’s long-term support of the investigation. The study,… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer

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A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

TGen finds clue to stop spread of lung cancer

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Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the potential spread of non-small… Read More →

PCH, Barrow and TGen earn NIH grant

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Under a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the role of extracellular RNA (exRNA) as biomarkers in hemorrhagic brain injuries. The study is being funded by a $4 million grant that is part of an international effort… Read More →

TGen identifies key lung cancer enabler

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up about 85 percent of the nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die this year from lung cancer,… Read More →

NIH grants Banner Alzheimer's Institute $33M

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In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research. The study is… Read More →

NIH grants Banner Alzheimer’s Institute $33M

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by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research. The study is… Read More →

UA Part of $6M research of American Indian Health

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Public health researchers at the University of Arizona, along with researchers at two other higher education institutions in the state, have earned a $6 million grant to investigate health issues in American Indian communities. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the five-year grant to a statewide team… Read More →

Arizona bioscience job growth outpaces nation

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Arizona’s bioscience sector added jobs at nearly four times the national rate over the past decade and experienced double-digit job growth during the economic recovery, a new report shows. Since Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was launched in 2002, Arizona’s bioscience jobs have increased by 45 percent to 99,018 in 2011. Nationally, the growth rate during this time… Read More →