Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo, Google team up; UA and vision tech; Barrow surgeon hits 1000

September 12, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

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Mayo Clinic taps Google for AI partnership / Phoenix Business Journal

Mayo Clinic has tapped Google as its artificial intelligence partner, planning joint development of virtual and digital health solutions, such as leveraging Google Photos machine learning to recognize tumor cells.

UA breaks ground on center that will help turn bioscience research into business / Arizona Public Media

The University of Arizona last week broke ground in Oro Valley on a new business incubator for bioscience startups that will offer business training to scientists in fields like cancer research and medical devices.

UA scientist behind eSight 3 optical technology for people with low vision / Arizona Daily Star

A University of Arizona scientist is responsible for an increasingly popular eyewear technology called eSight 3 that projects magnified images to help people with low vision see the world.

Phoenix surgeon completes 1,000th deep brain stimulation surgery / KTAR

Francisco Ponce, a Barrow Neurological Institute surgeon, has now performed 1,000 deep-brain-stimulation surgeries—more than any other surgeon in the U.S.—at Barrow’s Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in central Phoenix.

U.S. News names ASU ‘most innovative’ again; UA and ASU tie on overall list / Arizona Republic

U.S. News and World Report named Arizona State University the most innovative university in the country for the fifth year running, while ASU and the University of Arizona tied in the magazine’s list of best national universities. Read more: See where ASU, UA rank in the 2020 U.S. News annual university review

Banner Health selects developer for $63M West Valley health center / Phoenix Business Journal

Construction is expected to begin in January on Banner Health’s $63 million Glendale health center, a 130,000-square-foot facility that will offer comprehensive clinical services beginning in early 2021.

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