Bioscience

Biozona Weekly: Innovations from southern Arizona; Banner Alzheimer

August 15, 2012

By Flinn Foundation

Doctor’s key research likely a factor in declining cancer mortality
08/13/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Star’s “100 Days of Science” series looks at Dr. Sydney Salmon, founding director of the Arizona Cancer Center, and his early research in cloning cancer cells.

UA’s prostate-antigen discoverer decries its overuse
08/13/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Star’s “100 Days of Science” series features University of Arizona cancer researcher Dr. Richard Ablin and his views on the PSA prostate cancer test that he developed.

Orthopedic surgeon brought idea of replacement joints to UA in ’70s
08/11/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Star’s “100 Days of Science” series features Dr. Robert Volz, who created the first artificial wrist soon after arriving at UA.

Banner institute to study Alzheimer’s deep brain stimulation
08/10/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has been named the first research center in the nation to participate in a study using deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s.

City positions self to lead in ag tech
08/07/2012 | InMaricopa.com | By Staff

Micah Miranda, Maricopa economic development director, said Maricopa is “uniquely positioned to develop” the agri-tech industry.

Competitive grant worth $8.3M goes to center within College of Pharmacy
08/06/2012 | Daily Wildcat.com | Isaac Cox

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center located within the UA College of Pharmacy received $8.3 million in grant funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to expand their facilities in an effort to further the center’s research.

Growing bioscience hub in Valley deserves support
08/06/2012 | The Arizona Republic | Dick Silverman (Opinion)

For Arizona to set itself apart from other regions, it has to pave new paths to prosperity through different industries and initiatives.  One has been the development of a bioscience district in downtown Phoenix.

Arizona Cancer Center a leader in therapies, prevention

08/03/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Star’s “100 Days of Science” series features the Arizona Cancer Center, one of the first to earn a “comprehensive cancer center” designation from the National Cancer Institute.

The race against a million deaths begins at Tucson’s C-Path
08/03/2012 | Inside Tucson Business |  Dave Tedlock

The single most significant response to the FDA’s plea for help in dealing with one of the greatest threats to the quality of global healthcare has come from Tucson through the creation of the Critical Path Institute.

AZ scientists use genetic analysis vs. disease
08/02/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal

The Star’s “100 Days of Science” series looks at the formation of TGen in Arizona and its use of genetic sequencing against disease.