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ASU, TGen researchers find Alzheimer’s gene source

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Using an extremely precise method of isolating cells called “laser capture microdissection,” researchers looked at three… Read More →

DxNA and TGen submit Valley Fever test for FDA approval

DxNA LLC, a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the 510(k) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its molecular diagnostics assay using its proprietary GeneSTAT System and GeneSTAT Coccidiodes molecular test for rapid detection of Coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever). The Valley Fever assay on the GeneSTAT System, upon clearance by the FDA, provides for… Read More →

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer will fund Phoenix clinical trial

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, a nonprofit organization with the goal of funding clinical trials and advancing research that leads to earlier detection and improved treatment options for pancreatic cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., today announced its official launch. Howard Young, a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor, will lead the foundation. Clinical trials will be… Read More →

TGen ties global fungus to continental drift

Healthcare

Cryptococcus, a type of fungi found worldwide that is responsible annually for upwards of 625,000 deaths, was likely originally spread across the globe in conjunction with continental drift, according to a report by Tgen (the Translational Genomics Research Institute). Cryptococcus — Greek for “hidden sphere” — is a fungus usually found in decaying trees and… Read More →

15 healthcare innovations that are impacting Arizona

The health of Arizona remains a concern. Arizona residents’ health is below average. The state ranks as the 29th healthiest in the nation, according to United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The good news is that the No. 29 ranking was an improvement over the previous year, when Arizona ranked 30th. But… Read More →

Top deal: GlobalTranz purchase of Global Freight Source

The purchase of Milwaukee-based Global Freight Source by Valley-based GlobalTranz has been selected as the 2016 Deal of the Year Award by the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity… Read More →

Meet the innovators who won at the Healthcare Leadership Awards

Healthcare Leadership Awards

Az Business magazine named the winners of the 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix on Thursday, May 4. Az Business magazine honors the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector each year with its Healthcare Leadership Awards. Not only are these healthcare leaders improving lives… Read More →

TGen and UNC Lineberger shed light on aggressive brain cancer

Two studies by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC Lineberger) provide insight on the evolution of glioblastoma and how to potentially combat this most aggressive brain tumor. Both studies were published recently in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, and both were funded, in… Read More →

Az Business magazine names 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

Healthcare Leadership Awards

Az Business magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Awards is this Thursday, May 4. The 10th annual Health Care Leadership Awards honors the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Not only are these healthcare leaders improving lives of Arizonans, they are having a global impact on treatment and care. The awards ceremony will be… Read More →

ACG names finalists for Arizona Deal of the Year

Three finalists have been announced for the award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2016. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital… Read More →

TGen concussion study may lead to better diagnosis, treatment

TGen concussion study of ASU football players
by in Bioscience | Healthcare

A three-year study of the Arizona State University football team will help researchers develop tools to better diagnose and prevent sports-related concussions and other injuries or diseases. The study, conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, drew data from sensors placed inside players’ helmets during practices and games from 2013 to 2016. It combined the… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream helps TGen cancer research

Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit, today announced a $30,000 grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to research new ways of treating ovarian cancer. The grant will help fund research that builds on TGen’s discovery that mutations in a gene known as SMARCA4 drive a specific type of extremely aggressive ovarian cancer —… Read More →

TGen finds mutation linked to child’s development

Researchers at TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain cells,… Read More →