Arizona Bioscience News: $10M to Biodesign’s X-ray laser lab; UA researcher to study copper as antibiotic; ASU finds MTT decreases autism symptoms

April 25, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Phoenix attorney’s family donates $10M to help ASU build X-ray laser lab / Phoenix Business Journal

The Beus Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser Lab at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute received a $10 million donation to help complete the first of its kind X-ray technology that will allow scientists to see molecules like a moving picture. Read more: $10 million gift will build first-of-its-kind X-ray facility at ASU

UA professor receives grant to study copper as an antibiotic / Chamber Business News

A University of Arizona researcher has received a $1.9 million grant to study the use of copper as an antibiotic, with hopes copper could become an integral part of the next wave of medicine. 

ASU research study finds long term effects of MTT in decreasing autism symptoms / State Press

A recent Arizona State University-based study has found that Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT), a type of fecal transplant, has a long-term effect in decreasing autism symptoms and improving gut health.

UA team finds pain management clinics can help reduce opioid use / KGUN

Physicians at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson conducted a study of patients with a non-cancer chronic illness like fybromyalgia, arthritis, and extreme headaches and found using pain management clinics can help reduce the use of opioids.

New study could lead researchers closer to distinguishing CTE in living patients / State Press

ASU researchers have partnered with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, and others to provide a breakthrough in CTE diagnosis, using an experimental imaging method to identify the condition in living patients. Read more: Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough in detecting CTE

Tucson Real Estate: Alzheimer’s institute to open on north side / Arizona Daily Star

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will lease 10,000 square feet in Tucson adjacent to The Hacienda at the River, an assisted-living complex with memory care, rehabilitation and equine therapy, to provide patients with diagnostic evaluations, treatment plans, and support services.

UA graduate students teach Tucson teens about real-world uses for DNA / Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona students commemorated DNA Day by teaching high-school students about the many ways genetic scientists are using DNA to advance medical science, with the hope the high schoolers will become excited about a science career.

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