Arizona Bioscience News: NFL players needed for TGen CTE study; UA Pharmacy building expansion to start; UA launches Project POEM for visually impaired

June 7, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

NFL players sought for study to detect CTE in the living / Arizona Republic

Current and former NFL players in the Phoenix area will have the opportunity during next week’s collection date to help researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Exosome Sciences diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the living.

College of Pharmacy Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center renovations approved / Daily Wildcat

Construction is expected to start this month on the $26 million expansion and renovation of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy’s Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center with completion scheduled by summer 2020.

Valley parents who lost son to cancer help raise $200K for research / 12 News

The Hope Through Hollis Fund at TGen recently topped its initial goal of raising $200,000 for research in honor of 7-year old Hollis Doherty, who died of an aggressive form of brain cancer last year.

UA helps visually impaired ‘see’ science / AZ Big Media

The University of Arizona launches its Project POEM initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, as a dozen middle and high school students from across Arizona with visual impairments come together on Mount Lemmon for an adapted version of the UA’s Sky School, a weeklong education program designed to engage them in science, technology, engineering and math.

TGen looking for ways to stop breast cancer from spreading to bone / KJZZ

TGen and researchers from Utah will use a more than $6.5 million federal grant to look for ways to stop breast cancer from spreading to patients’ bones.