Arizona Bioscience News: ASU researchers use cancer drug to combat Alzheimer’s; Goodyear medical offices to open; Tempe, Banner Alzheimer’s to host dementia summit

February 28, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Former ASU professor uses cancer treatment drug to fight Alzheimer’s / State Press

Arizona State University researchers are working with a former ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center professor on a study to combat Alzheimer’s disease by using an anti-cancer drug to reduce inflammation in the brain. Read more: Research Explained: Alzheimer’s disease

San Diego developer turning Goodyear movie theater into medical office space / Phoenix Business Journal

The Palm Valley Medical Center in Goodyear, a 50,000-square-foot former movie theater that is now 90 percent pre-leased, is scheduled to open in May next to the Abrazo West Campus hospital and trauma center.

Arizona experts fight to disrupt dementia on March 16 / AZ Big Media

The fourth annual Dementia Friendly Tempe Summit— Redefining Dementia on March 16 will feature experts from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center and an update about Tempe’s dementia friendly programs.

Arizona must invest today in our STEM workforce of tomorrow / Arizona Capitol Times (Op-ed)

Laura McGill, vice president of engineering of Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, writes about her company’s programs designed to stimulate students from elementary school onward through scientific discovery and provide access to resources that allow them to persist in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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