Biozona Weekly: Major Alzheimer

September 19, 2013

By hammersmith

Phoenix looks to partner with ASU program to turn library into entrepreneurial space
9/19/13 | Downtown Devil | Kate Sitter

The city of Phoenix is looking to partner with an Arizona State University program that would turn part of Burton Barr Central Library into another space for entrepreneurs to work.

Scottsdale debuts ‘Cure Corridor’ health and biosciences sector

9/18/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

What the city of Scottsdale has labeled its “Cure Corridor”–a health and biotech sector anchored by Scottsdale Healthcare and Mayo Clinic along Shea Boulevard–was introduced to the Valley’s biosciences community in Scottsdale.

Test of Alzheimer’s drug gets large federal grant

9/18/13 | New York Times | Pam Belluck

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix has been awarded a $33 million federal grant for a new study that will test an experimental drug on people at the greatest risk of developing Alzheimer’s with hopes of discovering a treatment to prevent the disease. Read also: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute wins $33.2 million grant to study drug

Entrepreneurial Phoenix doctor starting another new company
9/17/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Mark Engelman–a former emergency room physician who had built clinics in Mexico and started a company that uses stem cells to reduce facial wrinkles–is opening the Engelman Health Institute where he will use advanced testing and a team approach to help patients map out their life to maintain health and wellness.

Untangling Alzheimer’s
9/15/13 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker, Connie Cone Sexton

The Arizona Republic published a three-part series on Alzheimer’s disease featuring personal stories and highlighting the research and drug development being done today, including Banner Health’s launch of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry.

Research conducted on ASU football sidelines could help brain trauma patients
9/13/13 | KJZZ (91.5) | Nick Blumberg

About 40 Arizona State University Sun Devil football players in their game against the Wisconsin Badgers wore special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact, part of a study led by Translational Genomics Research Institute and helmet maker Riddell to find biological signs of a concussion.

Ovarian cancer survivors reach out to medical students
9/11/13 | Green Valley News and Sun | Regina Ford

A group of ovarian cancer survivors visit the University of Arizona College of Medicine every six weeks to share their testimonials with medical students with the hope that future physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants are able to diagnose the disease during its earlier, most treatable stages.