Arizona Bioscience News: TGen’s new cancer detection tool; Peerlogic raises $5.6M; New UArizona long COVID study

January 25, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

City of Hope, TGen develop new approach for early cancer detection / Medical Device Network

Researchers from City of Hope and Translational Genomics Research Institute have created a machine-learning tool for early cancer detection through liquid biopsy—a ‘fragmentomics’ approach that utilizes smaller blood samples to potentially identify cancer at an earlier stage than is currently possible.

Sowing the seeds of innovation: Flinn Foundation grants awarded to ASU labs / State Press

Three ASU labs researching gut health in autistic individuals, antibiotic resistance, and rare cancers have been selected for coveted Flinn Foundation seed grants of $100,000 each to propel their research findings toward developing viable treatments.

Scottsdale-based Peerlogic raises $5.6M to grow AI dental program, workforce / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Peerlogic, a Scottsdale-based startup, closed a $5.65 million seed round to drive the next phase of growth for its conversational AI platform for the dental industry.

Good sleep after long COVID: New UArizona study aims to help patients / KGUN

A team of University of Arizona researchers is hoping to begin a study next month that will help partner clinics track the ways traces of the COVID virus can lead to sleeplessness and serve as a template to develop treatments.

‘I’ve never seen it this busy’: Here’s why Arizona emergency departments are jammed / Arizona Republic

Emergency departments in Arizona are extremely busy and while an uptick in respiratory illness is part of the problem, winter visitors, overburdened primary care doctors and a lack of insurance accountability are all part of the problem, some Arizona health experts say. 

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