Biozona Weekly: Intel science fair held in Phoenix; Bioscience Roadmap reaches milestone; Mayo network expanding to Yuma and Mexico

May 23, 2013

By Flinn Foundation

Video games get physical at Phoenix rehabilitation center
5/22/13 | Arizona Republic | Jessica Boehm

Many patients undergoing rehabilitation at Banner Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center are doing more than climbing stairs or using exercise equipment–they are playing video games as a form of therapy.

Intel science fair in Phoenix draws students with amazing inventions

5/21/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

About 1,600 young scientists from more than 70 countries, regions and territories were chosen to compete at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair at the Phoenix Convention Center with a Romanian teenage winning the top prize of $75,000.

Cancer center will be blessing for community
5/20/13 | Yuma Sun | Opinion

Yuma is taking a major step forward with the Yuma Regional Cancer Center, part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network that will bring a higher level of care to Yuma patients with the latest in chemotherapy trials and cutting-edge molecular drugs.

Bioscience roadmap: Investigating a decade-long plan to make Arizona an industry player
5/20/13 | Arizona Capitol Times  | Christopher Leone

Since 2002, the Flinn Foundation has focused on growing Arizona’s image from one recognized for the therapeutic value of its climate to one known for the therapeutic innovations — and commercial viability — of its bioscience sector. (Subscription Content)

TGen translates genetic research into patient care
5/20/13 | Arizona Capitol Times | Kyle A. Porter

Children with rare or unknown disorders from about 50 families are the first patients of the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, which opened in October at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix and is an extension of TGen’s mission to apply the research of genome sequencing to the medical needs of individuals. (Subscription Content)

Mayo Clinic headed south of the border
5/16/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Medica Sur in Mexico City has passed Mayo Clinic’s rigorous review process to become the first international member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Ivy Foundation renews support for TGen program

5/8/13 | Arizona Business Magazine | Submitted

The Scottsdale-based Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation will fund a second year of the Ivy Neurological Science Internship Program at TGen, offering high school, undergraduate and aspiring medical school students hands-on biomedical research experience.