Arizona Bioscience News: ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation; High-tech plans for Park Central; UA COM in Tucson joins NIH initiative

September 14, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

What one dead mall can teach another: Turning Phoenix’s first mall into a high-tech hub / Phoenix Business Journal

Sharon Harper, president and CEO of the Plaza Cos. and developer of SkySong in Scottsdale, will be leading the effort to reinvent Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix to attract technology companies.

UA research team works to cure memory loss in heart bypass patients / Daily Wildcat

A research team with members from the University of Arizona and the National Institutes of Health are looking to remedy the harmful side effects sometimes experienced by patients following heart bypass surgery.

Mainstreet Health invests $100M in Arizona to open 4 rehab centers / Phoenix Business Journal

Mainstreet Health is investing upward of $100 million to develop four rehab facilities in the Phoenix and Tucson areas and hire 800 people to staff them.

ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation, for third year in a row / Phoenix Business Journal

For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has named Arizona State University as the most innovative university in the country, with Stanford University and MIT second and third, respectively.

This research could change medicine, technology and our future and how it is growing here / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University is becoming a center in research and the study of DNA and nanotechnology, which can have applications in medicine, biosciences, pharmaceuticals, technology, artificial intelligence, sensors, and automation.

College of Medicine to join multi-institutional NIH initiative / Daily Wildcat

The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, along with five other national institutions, has been chosen to lead a new National Institutes of Health clinical and research initiative to implement accessible infrastructure for approved, multi-site clinical experiments related to neurological, heart, blood, lung and trauma events.

STEM education for blind students / Arizona Public Media

The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers at the University of Arizona a $1 million grant to study how to develop better ways to teach STEM education, or science, technology, engineering and math concepts, to students who are blind.

Banner Health secures $550 million bond issue for new Phoenix, Tucson teaching hospitals / Arizona Republic

Banner Health is building a state-of-the-art teaching hospital at the former Good Samaritan Medical Center, including a new 16-story patient tower, with the help of a $550 million revenue-bond issue recently approved by Maricopa County.

UA licenses new type of sunscreen to Mexican firm / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has licensed to a major Mexican company a new, nonpenetrating sunscreen featuring a new, patent-pending technology that addresses concerns over sunscreen chemicals leaching into the body.

Dignity Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital partner to develop East Valley facility / KJZZ

Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are partnering to build a new medical tower that will include 24-hour labor and delivery rooms with an emphasis on high-risk patients and a neonatal intensive-care unit for newborn babies.