Arizona Bioscience News: ASU Biodesign to develop flu warning system; UA researchers help visually impaired see; Science Foundation Arizona moves to SkySong

August 15, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

ASU Biodesign Institute nets $1.5M to develop flu outbreak forecast / KJZZ

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has received $1.5 million from the National Library of Medicine to develop an early-warning system for flu outbreaks which will utilize advances in the analysis of large datasets.

UA invents eyewear to help legally blind see / KVOA 

A high-tech eyewear system developed by University of Arizona researchers with the help of Tech Launch Arizona is helping people who are legally blind or have impaired eyesight see. 

Science Foundation Arizona expanding partnership with state universities / Chamber Business News

Science Foundation Arizona, a nonprofit organization that funds university-level research, is moving to Arizona State University’s SkySong and will work in partnership with the state universities, with initial areas of research in health care technology and cybersecurity.

TGen develops personalized liquid biopsy to monitor breast cancer / KJZZ 

Translational Genomics Research Institute has developed a liquid biopsy called “targeted digital sequencing,” or TARDIS, to better monitor breast cancer by tracking about 30 mutations specific to a patient’s cancer. 

New Report: Tucson sees tech industry grow by 90% / KGUN 

A new CBRE report shows the technology industry in Tucson has grown by 90 percent over the past five years, with the University of Arizona playing an important role.

OB-GYN physician shortage creates challenges for Arizona providers / Chamber Business News 

Arizona is experiencing a shortage of maternity doctors while the state’s population continues to grow at a rapid rate, including a lack of OB-GYN services in two rural counties. 

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