Arizona Bioscience News: Startups to watch; UArizona science lectures; Grants to improve STEAM initiative

February 2, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

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Native Americans have higher cancer rates. Researchers are trying to figure out why / KJZZ

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, associate director of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University, says we don’t have a good enough grasp of the data on Native American cancer rates to begin in earnest to address the problem.

Startups to watch / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

While 2022 brought forth uncertain economic conditions and inflationary woes, several Valley-based startups poised for growth defied those odds by hitting revenue targets, raising capital, hiring employees and launching new products.

U of A lecture series aims to bust myths of aging, pandemic, more / Arizona Daily Star

Some of the University of Arizona’s top professors are offering a free weekly lecture series through March 1 aimed at dispelling a handful of today’s most pervasive misunderstandings. Read more: Presenters prepare to bust myths at this year’s UA science lecture series

21 AZ educators, nonprofits receive grant funds to improve equity in STEAM / KJZZ

Eighteen nonprofits and three educators in Arizona are getting grant money to improve equity in STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, education as part of the Equity in STEAM Initiative.

Why Arizona startups are attracting big investments / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Arizona has an abundance of advantages for entrepreneurs looking to start their companies: a young, talented workforce; one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech hubs; a business-friendly environment that embraces innovation; an excellent quality of life and more.

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