Biozona Weekly: Locker room robot; SciTech Festival conference; Rare disease study

September 5, 2013

By hammersmith

Festival helps kids mentally plug in to science
9/4/13 | Arizona Republic | Mary Beth Faller

Several panels and speakers highlighted the kickoff conference for the Arizona SciTech Festival, an annual learning celebration held each February and March that is a collaboration of more than 350 nonprofit, business, arts and education groups.

More than mere coincidence leads TGen to explore rare disease
9/3/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

A chance meeting on an airplane flight has led the Translational Genomics Research Institute to begin exploring the rare Multiple System Atrophy disease with the help of a $100,000 grant.

Banner Health adding new low-dose scanning unit
9/3/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Banner Health is receiving new 3-D mammography that allows radiologists to better view breast tissue without adding extra radiation exposure for the patient, a technology already in use at John C. Lincoln’s Breast Health and Research Center.

New concussion study brings robots to the locker room
8/30/13 | USA Today | Gary Mihoces

Northern Arizona University and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix have embarked on a study to determine whether a robot, VGo, can be used during football games to diagnose concussions in players far away from a trained neurologist. Read also: Concussion robot to be tested at NAU games

GCU partners with Banner Boswell
8/29/13 | Daily News-Sun | Staff Report

Grand Canyon University has added a seventh cohort site within its College of Nursing and Health Care Professions after partnering with Banner Health to create a nursing program in Sun City.

Former ASU president: Improved economy will make college graduates stay in Arizona
8/29/13 | KTAR | Bruce St. James

Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO for the Center for the Future of Arizona and a former Arizona State University president, said that Arizona has many tools in place, including bioscience and healthcare, that will help the state recover and grow its economy.