Biozona Weekly: Cervical cancer research; Tech Launch Arizona; ALS treatment center

February 28, 2014

By hammersmith

Arizona-born research may alter cervical cancer treatment
2/28/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Bradley Monk, a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, had his research on cervical cancer–which could change the standard of care for women with advanced stages of the disease–published online by The New England Journal of Medicine.

Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground
2/26/14 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s new technology transfer arm, is improving the pace of startup companies and invention disclosures and launching new initiatives, according to its mid-year report that includes data from the final six months of 2013.

University presidents pitch lawmakers on value of research
2/26/14 | Cronkite News | Joe Martin

The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities briefed an Arizona House committee about the importance of investing in research and its value to the state.

Barrow opens one-stop ALS treatment center in Phoenix
2/25/14 | Arizona Republic | Paulina Pineda

Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix has opened an ALS and neuromuscular center that offers patients a one-stop shop where medical professionals can test, treat and provide therapy to patients of the disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Bioscience High School principal finds fulfillment in career in education
2/25/14 | Downtown Devil | Danika Worthington

Quintin Boyce, principal of Bioscience High School, first got into teaching because he wanted to make a difference, and is now in his first year as full-time principal with the Phoenix school he started with in 2005.

Genetic markers may lead to new cancer treatments

2/24/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Physicians at the Mayo Clinic’s Individualized Medicine Clinic and researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute have found genetic alterations that may lead to better treatments for people suffering from bile duct cancer.

Southwest Maker Fest coming to Mesa March 22
2/24/14 | Phoenix New Times | Katie Johnson

In light of the DIY “maker” movement happening across the United States, the first-ever Southwest Maker Fest, a signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival, will be assembled in downtown Mesa on March 22. Read also: SciTech Fest returning to Casa Grande

It’s down to the final 16 in Venture Madness contest
2/24/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The final brackets have been set for the 16 startup company finalists in the Venture Madness inaugural head-to-head business competition–presented by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority–where companies will compete for their share of $50,000 in cash prizes.

NACET-NAU partnership vital
2/23/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Russ Yelton (Letter to the Editor)

The goal of Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is to create self-sustaining companies that continue to grow, which is made possible by its vital partnership with Northern Arizona University.