Arizona Biosciences News
Biozona Weekly: Med students at St. Joe’s; university research nears $1B; ASU $30M infectious-disease contract
Top bioscience news, June 19-29: Creighton medical students debut at St. Joseph’s Hospital ¶ Research at AZ universities approached $1 billion in 2011 ¶ ASU lands $30M infectious-disease contract
What's up UA - The Science Foundation AZ, UA and high schools team up
06/29/2012 | The Explorer | Tiana Kupinski
In the midst of a worrying economy and less-than-flattering education statistics, a partnership between Science Foundation AZ (SFAz), the University of Arizona College of Engineering and Arizona high schools has managed to serve as a beacon of hope for Arizonans pessimistic about our state’s economic future.
Med students start classes at Creighton's St. Joe's campus in Phoenix
06/29/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales
Forty-two medical students attended their first classes June 28 at Creighton University’s School of Medicine Regional Campus at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Mayo Clinic marks 25th year in Arizona
06/29/2012 | The Post Bulletin | Ken Hanson
Mayo Clinic on Friday marked its 25th anniversary in Arizona with campuses in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mayo now 470 doctors and 5,000 other employees there, on land comprising more than 400 acres.
Research projects big business for Arizona’s public universities
06/29/2012 | Mohave Valley Daily News
Last year, nearly $1 billion was infused into Arizona’s economy as a result of research at Arizona’s public universities, according to the recently released Arizona Board of Regents 2011 research report.
Phoenix St. Joseph's Hospital to host 3rd-, 4th-year Creighton medical-school students
06/27/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center today adds a new designation: medical-school campus.
Personalized Medicine Leaders Launch Non-Profit to Educate Dx Industry Stakeholders
06/27/2012 | GenomeWeb | Turna Ray
Leaders in the personalized medicine field have launched a non-profit organization, called DxInsights, focused on educating policymakers, the healthcare industry, insurers, and patient groups about diagnostics and their importance to medical care. Mara Aspinall, CEO of Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley, is among the founders.
Some of those whose diabetes is cured by surgery have recurrence
06/25/2012 | Los Angeles Times | Thomas H. Maugh II
Bariatric surgery is one of the most successful treatments known for Type 2 diabetes, curing as many as 95% of those with the disorder, which is usually caused by obesity. A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, however, suggests that more than a fifth of those who are cured suffer a recurrence of their diabetes within five years, even without a weight gain.
Arizona Center for Innovation teaches startups the art of the pitch
06/22/2012 | Inside Tucson Business | Patrick McNamara
Pitch Day at the Arizona Center for Innovation, June 15 gave seven fledgling startup companies the chance to present their ideas to a roomful of potential funders.
NHS senior is summer researcher at UA
06/22/2012 | Nogales International
Elise Muñoz, a senior at Nogales High School, is one of 36 interns participating in a seven-week summer science program at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Northern Arizona University Joins Arizona Furnace, the State’s New IP Accelerator
06/21/2012 | San Francisco Chronicle
Arizona State University’s Venture Catalyst is excited to announce that Northern Arizona University (NAU) has joined Arizona Furnace as the first university research partner.
ASU snares $30.7M contract from DOD to detect diseases
06/19/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Cale Ottens
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded Arizona State University with a $30.7 million contract over the next four years to develop devices able to detect infectious diseases.