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HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations

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On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… 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 →

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 →

10th class of bioscience interns finishes at TGen

Cancer research

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 →

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 →

Large tech companies are critical to a startup community

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

During a recent interview on the local tech startup community, I was asked to list the features of a vibrant startup ecosystem. I ticked off the standard items like access to capital, research universities, smart people, support, and a positive regulatory and tax environment. But I felt like something was missing. Later that week, I… Read More →

10 class of Helios Scholars at TGen starts today

bioscience

Tiffanie Cappello Lee didn’t know what she wanted to study in college when, as a high school student, she applied to the Helios Scholars at TGen summer biomedical internship program. She had no background in cancer research, let alone biology, when she landed last summer in the lab of one of the nation’s most noted experts in… Read More →

TGen studies threat posed by fungus

bioscience

A fungal infection associated with a high percentage of deaths among HIV and other immune-compromised patients is more diverse than previously known and likely spread around the world by bats. A global assessment of the fungus Histoplasma by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) found that the pathogen is actually divided among six species, and that its spread and… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Golf Classic will help TGen cancer research

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The 14th annual Seena Magowitz Golf Classic — a multi-million-dollar fundraising spectacular supporting pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — is set for Aug. 27-29. More than 250 golfers and guests are expected at this three-day event, which features a Saturday night baseball game at historic Fenway Park, a Sunday gala dinner… Read More →

TGen tackles Valley Fever, one dog at a time

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Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus in Arizona’s dust, not only affects people, but can also affect their pets. A new study launched by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) invites pet parents to share information about their dogs to better understand the disease through an effort called Valley Fever PAWS. To help, pet… Read More →

TGen, Mayo Clinic chart path to skin cancer treatments

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An article in the journal Cell by top scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona details how two relatively new drugs are helping patients with basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, producing nearly 2.8 million new cases annually in the U.S., and… Read More →