Arizona Bioscience News: MIHS to renovate, reopen Maryvale Hospital; STEM Sports combines sports and science for kids; Science City at Tucson Festival of Books

March 8, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Stanton touts $200M innovation center in final State of the City / AZ Big Media

During his State of the City Address, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton touted the most recent milestone reached on a $200 million ASU-Mayo Health Solutions Innovation Center in the Arizona Biomedical Corridor, as well as the latest plans for the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

Take your kids to Science City at Tucson Festival of Books this weekend / Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Festival of Books will include Science City, co-hosted by the University of Arizona’s College of Science and BIO5 Institute, featuring more than 90 hands-on activities, demonstrations, informative talks, author panels, book signings and presentations for all ages.

Phoenix marketing exec acquires client that uses sports to teach STEM / Phoenix Business Journal

STEM Sports, which creates and provides turnkey K-8 educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math disciplines with a variety of sports, is now being led by a sports marketing executive.

Flinn Foundation selects six Arizona bioscience firms for entrepreneurship program / Phoenix Business Journal

Avery Therapeutics, Gemneo Bioscience, GT Medical Technologies, TheraSpecs, TouchPoint Solution, and Vapometry Biolabs will receive $30,000 each in funding support and program services administered through a nonprofit partner for being selected by the Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. Read also: Business awards earned in Southern Arizona

BASIS Chandler team tops brain-teasing science tourney / East Valley Tribune

A team from BASIS Chandler won the Arizona Regional High Science Bowl, which consisted of STEM-related questions, and qualified for the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C.

Taxpayer-funded health district to buy, reopen Maryvale Hospital in $60 million deal / Arizona Republic

Maricopa Integrated Health System will purchase the former Maryvale Hospital in west Phoenix and spend $52.5 million to renovate and equip the aging building to be converted into an emergency department and behavioral health hospital.

UA researchers: Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brain / KGUN

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson are hopeful that learning more about liquefied brain tissue may help develop new treatments to prevent dementia after a stroke.