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Jul 17, 2014

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute teams with Novartis to study new Alzheimer’s drugs

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix will team with Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, to test two experimental drugs that aim to fend off Alzheimer's disease in older adults who are at high risk but have not yet shown memory or thinking problems.

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Jul, 17, 2014
Biozona Weekly: Banner Alzheimer’s studies; New SkySong company; AZ Fast Grants awarded
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Top bioscience news, July 7-17, 2014: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute to test new drugs; Theranos bringing new jobs to SkySong; AZ Fast Grants awarded to 18 companies

Jul, 10, 2014
Biozona Weekly: Banner/UA deal; STEM job vacancies; Solution to dying bee epidemic
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Top bioscience news, June 27-July 7, 2014: Banner/UA deal; STEM job vacancies; Solution to dying bee epidemic

Jun, 30, 2014
Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network, partner with UA colleges of Medicine
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Banner Health is prepared to invest nearly $1 billion as part of an agreement to purchase the private University of Arizona Health Network including its two Tucson-based teaching hospitals, partner with the UA colleges of Medicine in both Tucson and Phoenix, and invest substantial sums in clinical and transitional research. 

Jun, 27, 2014
Biozona Weekly: UA, Banner Health partnership; Ulthera acquisition; New AZBio conference
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Top bioscience news, June 19-27, 2014: UA Health Network, Banner Health partnership endorsed; Ulthera acquired by German company for $600M; AZBio to host regional life science capital conference

Jun, 20, 2014
Biozona Weekly: National Science Board; ACA finalists; Tech Launch Arizona
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Top bioscience news, June 12-18, 2014: ASU’s Sethuraman Panchanathan appointed to National Science Board; Arizona Commerce Authority names Innovation Challenge finalists; Tech Launch Arizona lifts startups

Jun, 12, 2014
Biozona Weekly: Biosciences building approved; New cancer center director; TGen funding
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Top bioscience news, June 6-11, 2014: Biosciences research building in Phoenix approved; UA names new cancer center director; TGen receives funding from foundation, fundraiser

Jun, 06, 2014
UA Cancer Center names director
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Dr. Andrew S. Kraft, a nationally recognized prostate cancer physician-scientist and cancer center administrator, has been named the Sydney E. Salmon endowed chair and director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson.