Biozona Weekly: Banner Alzheimer

January 10, 2014

By hammersmith

Blood test could help diagnose concussions
1/6/14 | CBS News | Jonathan Lapook

The Arizona State University football team along with Riddell and the Translational Genomics Research Institute took part in a study to determine whether evidence of head trauma shows up in body fluids as a so-called biomarker.

Don’t worry, be happy and 8 other ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s

1/6/14 | PBS Newshour | Merrill Schwerin

A Banner Alzheimer’s Institute study is part of a major new initiative to shift the focus from years of disappointing drug trials aimed at treating the disease toward new trials designed to prevent its onset. Read also: Alzheimer’s prevention study moving forward

Honored professor does work at Chandler’s Innovations Incubator
1/6/14 | Arizona Republic | Weldon B. Johnson

Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, a professor and director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix who works out of Chandler’s Innovations Incubator, is being honored by the National Academy of Inventors.

Banner radiation oncology program expands to Glendale
1/5/14 | | Staff Report

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.

Chandler Science Spectacular set for late February
1/3/14 | Arizona Republic | Weldon B. Johnson

Chandler high-tech companies, schools, merchants and artists will encourage an interest in science and technology during the three-day Chandler Science Spectacular in February, part of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival.

Optometric firm in Peoria gets innovation accolades
1/2/14 | Arizona Republic | Staff Report

Yolia Health, an optometric device company at the BioAccel’s BioInspire incubator in Peoria, recently was named one of six winners of the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Invest Southwest doubles Venture Madness prize to $50,000
12/30/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The top four startups at Venture Madness will now compete for a portion of $50,000, not $25,000, in the bracket-style, head-to-head business competition that will pit entrepreneurs against one another in March.

Mesa, ASU work on city’s first business accelerator
12/24/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Arizona State University and the city of Mesa have opened LaunchPoint, the first business accelerator on the ASU Polytechnic campus with hopes of growing and retaining technology-based businesses.

Banner Health’s iCare uses tablets to communicate with patients
12/24/13 | Fox 10 News | Ty Brennan

Banner Health has started a program primarily for patients who go to a hospital often, or have underlying medical conditions, that allows them the ability to communicate with doctors and monitor their vitals from home.
Arizona startups need to start being honest with themselves
12/20/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

A number of suggestions were given by an expert panel to the startup community at the inaugural StartupConnect AZ conference, touted as the state’s first to showcase and connect Arizona’s technology startup, corporate and funding ecosystem.