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TGen fundraiser helps children with rare disorders

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The 3rd annual “Mito What?” barbecue and concert, a fundraiser for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Monastery in Mesa. The fundraising event for Phoenix-based non-profit TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is sponsored by Jayse’s Mito Rascals, Supporting Mitochondrial Disease Research. Mitochondrial diseases result from failures… Read More →

Protein found in malaria could help stop cancer

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) joined an international team of scientists in discovering how a protein from malaria could some day help stop cancer. Collaborators at the University of Copenhagen, while exploring why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, found that the mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that binds… Read More →

TGen test might predict breast cancer relapse

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Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Such a test would have profound… Read More →

$2.8 million study looks to detect and treat brain injuries

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Developing better treatments and an improved understanding of the biology behind brain injury from hemorrhagic strokes is the main goal of a three-year $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Barrow Neurological Institute. The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)… Read More →

TGen, Riddell, ASU football study brain injuries

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Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, has began the third year of a study to advance concussion detection and treatment with the Pac-12’s Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program. Researchers are working to identify biomarkers released from… Read More →

Actress Julianne Moore joins TGen Key to the Cure campaign

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Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is the 2015 Ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign, locally supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). During Key to the Cure’s Oct. 15-18 charity-shopping weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road, will donate 2 percent of sales to support cancer research at… Read More →

TGen developing accurate test for Lyme disease

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Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children’s Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the U.S., Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

Krauss Honored For Science

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

Arizona Medical Association honors TGen’s Von Hoff

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer,… 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 →

TGen and Dell expand pediatric cancer fight

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Dell has announced its extended partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world’s first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved precision medicine trial for pediatric cancer. The renewed commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with… Read More →

TGen study may help stop spread of Staph

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Staphylococcus aureus — better known as Staph — is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational… Read More →

TGen breast cancer study is journal’s most cited

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At its Annual Meeting, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that a scientific paper describing potential drug targets following the unprecedented genomic sequencing of 14 metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients was the most cited study in 2013 of any published that year by AACR’s journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. In the study, genomic sequencing… Read More →

Scottsdale schools, TGen launch bioscience initiative

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The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Foundation is teaming with the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to create an Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative. Scheduled to take place in July 2015 at TGen, the new pilot program will benefit teachers and students within the Scottsdale Unified School District. The Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative… Read More →