Biozona Weekly: Drugmaking at Sanofi; growth of UA College of Medicine-Phoenix; Mayo Clinic

July 26, 2012

By hammersmith

Sonic device may have wide medical use
07/25/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

Doctors are finding that many maladies can be treated with electrical stimulation of the nervous system – and a biomedical engineering professor at Arizona State University has found a way to do that without implanting a bulky battery.Sanofi Logo

Drugmaker sifts small molecules to find potential new medicines
07/24/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

The Tucson area’s biotech industry has yet to produce a new, billion-dollar blockbuster drug.  But the way things are going at French drug giant Sanofi’s research center in Oro Valley, it may only be a matter of time.

Medical school in Phoenix has its largest class
07/23/2012 / Fox 10 News

Eighty students will arrive this week for classes at the University of Arizona’s medical school in Phoenix.

Arizona entrepreneur, son killed in plane crash in Colorado
07/23/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Arizona biotechnology entrepreneur Jeff Morhet and his 12-year-old son died Saturday when a small plane crashed in southern Colorado.

New Vail high school to open Wednesday
07/22/2012 | Arizona Daily Star

Vail School District’s newest campus, Andrada Polytechnic High School, will have a college and career focus, offering courses in transportation technologies, bioscience, and health care.

Arizona researchers key force in fight to unlock secrets of Alzheimer’s
07/21/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Eric Reiman (op-ed)

A unique statewide consortium places Arizona as a world leader in the scientific study of Alzheimer’s, the search for more effective treatments and the effort to launch a new era in Alzheimer’s-prevention research.

UA medical school in Phoenix a hub of growth

07/21/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

With the arrival of 80 fresh-faced medical students for classes this week at University of Arizona’s medical school in Phoenix, Arizona’s grand experiment to create a medical and research hub in downtown Phoenix takes another step forward.

Abrazo’s community hospitals blaze new trails with research
07/20/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

While it’s unusual for a community hospital system to conduct clinical trials, Abrazo Health Care is using the studies not only to provide new treatment options for patients, but also to attract top-notch physicians.

ASU wins $3 million grant to fight colorectal cancer
07/18/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $3 million grant to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.

Mayo expands with innovative center, med school
07/18/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Peter Corbett

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is moving ahead on the frontiers of medicine a quarter century after it established itself on the fringe of northeast Scottsdale.