Arizona Bioscience News: Prop. 301 education funding extended; TGen looking for NFL players for CTE study; HonorHealth, NeoLight partner to assess company’s technology

March 29, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix scientist gets $1.65M brain-injury research grant / Arizona Daily Star

A scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix has received a $1.65 million federal grant to learn how a traumatic brain injury changes communication in the brain.

Arizona Science Center empowers teens ‘get their science on’ / AZ Big Media

The Arizona Science Center is giving teens their own voice through the Teen Engagement Initiative, which is comprised of teen-created, teen-run, and teen-promoted programming intended to support them in considering STEM careers.

HonorHealth partners with Phoenix biotech startup for care innovation / Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale-based HonorHealth and Phoenix-based NeoLight have reached an agreement for HonorHealth Research Institute to assess the company’s medical technologies, starting with NeoLight’s portable Skylife phototherapy treatment device used to treat jaundice in newborns.

Banner-UMC opening new facility to tours / Arizona Public Media

Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is constructing a nine-story tower that will be completed next April, part of $427 million in construction and renovations Banner Health is spending on the hospital.

InnoVention Center to launch at UA Phoenix / Daily Wildcat

The city of Phoenix and University of Arizona are collaborating to launch a new medical technology accelerator program at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus for students from the university’s medical sciences, law, engineering, and business programs.

HTG Molecular secures debt facility worth up to $30M / GenomeWeb

HTG Molecular Diagnostics of Tucson, a provider of instruments, reagents and services for molecular profiling applications, has entered into a senior debt facility with MidCap Financial worth up to $30 million.

Gov. Doug Ducey signs education tax plan into law / Arizona Republic

Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that extends for 20 years the education sales tax rate that brings in about $667 million a year to Arizona schools, including the Technology and Research Initiative Fund for university research and infrastructure. Read more: Gov. Ducey signs Prop 301 education funding extension; business leaders regroup for future expansion

Study finds exercise could be customized based on genes / KJZZ

A new study conducted by Arizona State University and Translational Genomics Research Institute says exercise in the future could be customized for individuals based on their genes, enabling people to spend their time doing exercise that benefits their body and physiology the most.

NFL players: Study to detect CTE markers in the living needs you / Arizona Republic

A research study by TGen and Exosome Sciences is calling on football players age 20 or older to donate fluid samples and answer a simple questionnaire with the hope researchers can one day diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in the living, not just at autopsy.