Arizona Bioscience News: Intel international science fair attracts top STEM students to Phoenix; AZ SciTech Fest rebrands; Meet five top Tucson bio firms

May 2, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

World’s best STEM students to compete at international fair in Phoenix / Arizona Republic

Phoenix is expected to welcome more than 1,800 students from 80 different countries later this month for the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF, the largest pre-collegiate STEM competition in the world. 

Arizona SciTech Fest organizer rebrands to reflect growth plans / Phoenix Business Journal

After eight years of organizing the Arizona SciTech Fest, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation is rebranding as SciTech Institute to reflect the growth of the annual festival and the collaboration of multiple institutions.

Science City: 5 biotech firms bringing Tucson into the future / Inside Tucson Business (Op-ed)

Michael Trueba, vice president, business banking for Vantage West Credit Union, writes about five Tucson-based bioscience companies, including startups, that are part of the state’s growing bioscience sector.

UA researchers study link between prenatal exposure to pesticides and ADHD / KGUN

Researchers at the University of Arizona are studying prenatal exposure to pesticides in agriculture, homes, and gardens, and a possible link to childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with a $910,000 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

New Type 1 diabetes treatment aims to automatically control blood sugar levels / Daily Wildcat

A University of Arizona professor is leading a team to develop a new way to treat Type 1 diabetes by releasing insulin into a person when an oxygen-enhanced implantable device senses their glucose level is too low.

New head of Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association: This is a time of uncertainty and opportunity / KJZZ

Ann-Marie Alameddin, who took over as president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association in April, talks about the current state of hospitals and the health care system.

Banner Health, Select Medical break ground on new rehabilitation hospital / KTAR

Banner Health and Select Medical have partnered up to build the Banner Rehabilitation Hospital–West, a 56-bed hospital in Peoria for those in need of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

91-year-old ASU research scientist has no limits /

Paul Coleman, a 91-year-old brain researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, continues to study Alzheimer’s disease with no plans to retire.

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