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TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

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 →

Banner, Mayo are part of in $16M CTE study

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Researchers from Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona will participate in a new $16 million federally funded study of former professional and college football players. The study attempts to create methods to detect and diagnose a serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before death. Under a seven-year, multi-center grant… Read More →

UA researcher investigates new flu treatments

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To combat treatment resistant flu viruses, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers are developing new, and effective treatments for the influenza A viruses. Jun Wang, PhD, and COP assistant professor and BIO5 Institute Investigator, and his team have been working to combat the evolution of multi drug-resistant flu viruses. Each year, 10 to 20… 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 →

ASU, TGen Team Up for Concussion Research

Conquering Concussions

Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, today announced that the Pac-12’s Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program will again participate in a genetic research study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment. Now in its… Read More →

Banner MDA engaged in cutting-edge study

Breast cancer treatment

A cutting-edge research study at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a major difference in treating breast cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations on either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The Brocade Study will enroll patients with… Read More →

TGen and NAU celebrate 5-year research pact

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced a five-year agreement to promote innovation and quality research benefiting Arizona. The NAU-TGen Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implements the allocation of state funding as directed by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature, and reaffirms the commitment of both institutions toward quality research,… Read More →

Obama appoints ASU leader to National Science Board

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Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Arizona State University’s senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and a key member of ASU’s research and innovation efforts, has been appointed to the U.S. National Science Board by President Barack Obama. Panchanathan is the first American of Indian origin to be appointed to this preeminent board, which… Read More →

UA Study Targets Latinas with Breast Cancer

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by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, but patients often have limited access to resources to help them cope psychologically. A research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer and their supporters is being led by Terry A. Badger, PhD,… Read More →

UA Seeking People for Breast Cancer-Vegetable Study

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University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are seeking participants in Maricopa County for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer. Since receiving a $3… 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 →

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 →

Rosati leads American Health Lawyers Association

Kristen Rosati, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Phoenix, is president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Attorney Kristen Rosati, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, has assumed the office of President of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The AHLA has more than 12,000 members and is the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. Rosati is a member of the firm’s Health… Read More →